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Feb 21, 2006 23:05 # 41963

rosyxxx *** rants...

Pooches for your purse???

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Whatever. :/

I'm sorry, the latent cynic in me has to make a mad swipe at this one. Currently, I was just leafing through various browsers, because I have a multitude to choose from, and I found this completely obnoxious news blurb. Apparently, just because Paris Hilton, Ronald Reagan?, Charlotte from 'Sex in the City', and Jack Nicholson have been associated, or seen fraternizing with pooches small enough to drop in your purse or down the garbage chute...the American public--still not yet weaned from the bottle, er boobtube--just haaaaas to have one.

First of all, I just don't get it. The Bichon Frise is my most unfavorite one. But that could be because a former galpal had one of those little demanding monsters, and it was annoying as hell to watch her eat with her right hand and simultaneously have to feed the whiny little ?!%@ from her left. Or he'd pitch a fit. And the way he had to be everywhere. Reminds me of an ex. It annoys me when humans and cats do that, much less a stinky dog who is not self-cleaning, drags his tongue around in mid-air slinging slobber everywhere, and must have assistance to poop.

The only dogs I've ever fallen in love with were NOT the size of knick-knacks, the Shiba Inu being the ONLY exception. On the contrary, one was a bulldog/wolf mix, and the other was a pitbull/rottweiler/herder collie. Figure that one out. It must have been their human companions who eased the communication lines. Even so, I've had a lifelong fear of big dogs, but that still doesn't make me understand why everyone has to run out and buy a pooch they can fit into their YSL bag, just because Paris Hilton owns one. Whatever. Again.

If there was ever a tiny dog that I fell in love with, it was the Shiba Inu (cousin to the bigger Akita), and I met that pooch on the elevator, in person, er... canine. NOT, while watching TV and wanting to be like the celebs. And yes I am judging. :D

If I ever got a dog, it would be the Shiba Inu. They are not loud, whiny, barky little things. And they don't respond to orders, UNLESS you treat them with respect. In other words, you can't manhandle them physically and psychologically and still get them to behave in public. They have respect for themselves, as well as for others. Now that's the kind of dog I like...and I met one in an elevator in the flesh, and fell in love. I did not log onto my daily television fix, to find that there was yet something else that "Charlotte" or Paris had that I wanted too.

Give me another reason not to own a TV.

I can still find out what's going on with Dick Cheney and the Bush Kids, without having to tune into the boobtube and be mesmerized and hypnotized. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where I stop talking. If I wanted to talk politics, I'd be over at the dreaded "Political Forum".

Feel free to "stand up" for your pint-sized (and possibly amazingly well-behaved) pooch if you have one. This is just one person's opinion. It's probably best though, if you don't bring the little fart near me...unless you want to see me looking totally disgusted. Now, I shall turn off my computer, and go back to listening to the beautiful trumpet player in the apartment next to me. What a lovely way to wake up! I just should have never looked at the internet.

My mind is made up...not like my bed, which is a mess.

This post was edited by rosyxxx on Feb 21, 2006.

Feb 23, 2006 21:39 # 41990

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Pooches for your purse???

Give me another reason not to own a TV.

Uhm ... that'll be a looooong list :D

I'm going to not own a TV, but use my PC screen + a TV card instead. That'll make it harder to simply let the TV running while trying to complete some project :)

Even so, I've had a lifelong fear of big dogs, but that still doesn't make me understand why everyone has to run out and buy a pooch they can fit into their YSL bag, just because Paris Hilton owns one. Whatever. Again.

I just say: Woof! SCNR :D

cu, w0lf.

beards are cool. every villain has one!

Feb 24, 2006 03:25 # 42000

rosyxxx *** laughs about...

Re: Pooches for your purse???

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Your funny! Nice picture. Nice scarf.

My friend Nancy and I have been talking about how much we don't like TVs. She's even gone so far as to paint them as art. She has several old TVs in her apartment, just covered with paintings. One looks very "Van Gogh", and has a gunshot through it. She said that she took it out to the shooting range with some girlfriends, and used the TV as target practice! Thankfully, she's not a good shot. Heh.

Anway, she's one of the sweetest, most wonderful people I've met. Of course, she has her hang-ups like we all do...but she's just such a pleasure to be around. She works very hard at being cheerful in public, both to be uplifting to other people, as well as to prevent letting anyone know where her weak spots are...This has it's disadvantages as well, because the same people who will one day laud her for her positivity, turn around and say that she is "fake" on another. They don't really mean it, and I know this. It's just disbelief at the idea that if you avoid stuff that triggers your "shenpa" as Pema Chodron would say, you increase your chances that fewer obstacles like that will come in your way.

I know, objectively, that stuff like this that annoys, and the 'pot of crabs syndrome' that goes on here on the NAO would not affect me, if I did not let it. The practice comes in slowly, painfully, trying your damndest not to respond to jabs and barbs, and triggers from people in your sphere, as well as just general crap that annoys you, such as pooches in purses. I know the waves of negativity get smaller and smaller as you move out into the ocean and don't feel the swells so much...it's just so painful when you know you are making progress, and certain groups of people pull you down and assume that you aren't who you say you are...and then you look up and see the junk in the media, and it gets you down.

It's a daily practice for me. Whatever anyone else wants to believe. I'm only human. And so is everyone else.

My mind is made up...not like my bed, which is a mess.

Feb 28, 2006 06:07 # 42064

Salvial_Ten *** throws in her two cents...

Re: Pooches for your purse???

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I owned a Yorkie once. I got it because the person who owned it had to move and didn't want to put the little shit down. In a matter of two weeks the dog was gone, I gave it to my Aunt who loved it to no end.

I've discovered that the people that love your typical football sized (and easily kickable) dogs tend to be just as annoying, loud, and attention whorish as their dogs. This might sound horribly judgemental and I'm sure there are NAOees that are also owners of yipping furry footballs that will be angered by this statement. But I've always been a believer in that saying about people and their pets being a lot alike. Like me for instance, I'm a cat owner and lover. My cat is a total dumbass freak. She and I have a lot in common. :P

Anyway, I'm not gonna rant on this. I completely agree with you on the pooch in purse syndrom. Though, I have to admit I get really weirded out by people who carry pictures of their pets around and show them off like they're talking about their kids or little syblings or something.

--Jami

--Jami Yeah, that's gonna sting in the morning.


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