Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dog People and Dog days

Ever since we got Baxter we have met so many interesting Dog people. One lady asked me once, "Can your dog sniff my dog's butt?" HUH? I didn't quite know what to think of that, but she went on to explain her craziness which still didn't really explain alot, but I digress. Anyway, there has been an older lady who walks the Marina quite frequently as I do and she always comments on how beautiful Baxter is. Often times on days that I am frustrated with him for chewing up yet another item around the house, or ON the house I feel like saying, "Ya want him?" but I wouldn't do that to this poor woman :). Anyways, today the wierdest thing happened as I was walking with a friend Baxter's tags fell off. I didn't even know that they had fallen off before I ran into this lady again for the ba-zillionth time and this time she asked me what my dogs name was. When I left she found his tags a bit further down the way and then called me to let me know she had them. We got to talking and she decided that she would be over my way and would just go ahead and drop them off to me. She arrived an hour later and then we talked for about an hour. She told me all about her life. She is from Santa Barbara and recently decided to retire here and lives by the Marina. She is all alone and just has her dog to keep her company. At one point in life she had up to 7 dogs. She has 6 of her deceased dogs ashes in vases at her home and by the end of the conversation was willing to adopt Baxter at least financially so that he could eat only the best dog food.
Needless to say, it was one of the more interesting conversations that I have had with a "dog person" and I was extremely happy after she left(NOT because she left) because she was just too cute.
I went to the pet store after she left and invested in a more expensive collar for Baxter even though she was willing to buy this for him I just didn't know what to think about all that.
Then after leaving the pet store I went to my kids school to pick them up and there was a teenage girl who had the cutest Shiht-Zuh puppy and I so wanted to take it home after having dogs on the brain. When I told her how cute it was she said, "Do you want it , I will sell him to you for $50 bucks?"
Thank God for my husband who does not live in this crazy dog eat dog world that I do. He said no, we don't have Shiht-Zuh. I think I wanted it partly just cause it's fun to say that name.

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