Sunday, September 24, 2023|
|Dave Barry on Dogs |
Date: Sent Friday, September 1, 2023
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The objective is not so much to walk your dog, as it is to empty him.
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in
Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of
late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.
When I say "dogs," I'm talking about dogs, which are large, bounding, salivating animals, usually with bad breath. I am not talking about those little
squeaky things you can hold on your lap and carry around. Zoologically speaking, these are not dogs at all; they are members of the pillow
Dogs would make totally incompetent criminals. If you could somehow get a group of dogs to understand the concept of the Kennedy assassination, they
would all immediately confess to it. Whereas you'll never see a cat display any kind of guilty behavior, despite the fact that several cats were seen
in Dallas on the grassy knoll area, not that I wish to start rumors.
Sometimes you panic and find yourself emitting remarks so profoundly inane that you would be embarrassed to say them to your dog. Your dog would look
at you and think to itself, "I may lick myself in public, but I'd never say anything as stupid as that."
- From AZQuotes.com and Dogquotations.com
Received from Wayne Onaka.