Another Dog Day

I don’t often piggyback subjects here on my blog about random musings, but look what I came home to today?  Coco is a trash raider, a moldy bread eater, and a subsequent dog farter.  I know that it pales in comparison to yesterday’s opossum drama, but it did get me thinking about man’s best friend.

Check out some of these tidbits:

Let me highlight just a few including reactions:

• Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.

My thought- This is love.

• Scholars have argued over the metaphysical interpretation of Dorothy’s pooch, Toto, in the Wizard of Oz. One theory postulates that Toto represents Anubis, the dog-headed Egyptian god of death, because Toto consistently keeps Dorothy from safely returning home.

My thought- Duh, who didn’t know this? Check out my post on L. Frank Baum.

• Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.

My thought- Lulu was bred to fight the opossum from hell.

• President Franklin Roosevelt created a minor international incident when he claimed he sent a destroyer to the Aleutian Islands just to pick up his Scottish Terrier, Fala, who had been left behind.

My thought- I’m sure Air Force One has picked up a dog or two.

• Rock star Ozzy Osborne saved his wife Sharon’s Pomeranian from a coyote by tackling and wresting the coyote until it released the dog

My thought- (Please Click!) Why wouldn’t Ozzy win that fight?

Happy dog day!

About julietruekingsley

Crazed writer living on the coast of Maine! Attempting to blog daily in fifteen minutes or less.
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One Response to Another Dog Day

  1. What was it with dogs chewing things yesterday? My Neko is a paper chewer. Yesterday he chewed 20 pages out of the middle of a book a had just purchased (the book hadn’t even made it out of the car).

    I shared your fact Ancient Egyptian facts with my family. As much as my son loves our dog he will not shave his eyebrows but will smear mud in his hair. Let’s hope it is a very long time before that needs to happen.

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