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September 23rd, 2006 (01:33 am)
current song: Brat Pack - The Rocket Summer

I hate dogs.
I hate what they stand for.
I hate their blind allegiance.

They make my head hurt and they make me itch.
I sneeze, I break out in welts.
I do not hug them.
I hate dogs.


Maggie though, Maggie likes....

She likes to eat the other half of my multi-grain WASSA cracker.
She can catch it if I toss it in the air.

You know--she doesn't like to eat little carrots? She likes to be GIVEN them, but not
so much the eating.

She will eat an olive.

And a noodle...from a bowl of soba--thick with miso.

(never ever ever going to feed this creature because then she will never
ever ever leave me alone. So many plans--for the new animals in my life.
)

I hate dogs.
And everything
they stand for....

So--tonight.
The Boy wasn't present--I needed a walk.
The night was so much more open, than our house.

Mags looked like she needed a walk too.
She had the same want in her eye, as I had.

I looked everywhere for her leash.
Her leash that she drags me around by--despite the choke chain.
Mags, who cannot be left alone in the back yard for more than a few minutes
because she will jump fence and go out and about....

Maggie.
ME and MAGGIE really really really needed a walk.


I hugged her, held her so close to my face--she licked me...
(I didn't burst into flames.)

I looked her hard in the eyes.

Maggie.

(maggie was busy licking my face, I had to take her face in my hands)

Maggie. i said.

We are going to go out there....and take a walk.
WE need A WALK.

She got still. Looked back at me.
Calm but the thumping of her tail on the floor.

Okay?
i asked her.
Because I haven't the energy to chase you.

Will You
Walk
With Me?

She looked me dead in the eyes, calm....but for the thump thump thump of her tail
on the floor.

Okay.
Ready?

she stood, she didn't jump.

I opened the door.
She didn't run.

We walked.
Not for miles, just a few blocks--even I cannot expect magik.
This was enough of a miracle.

She walked beside me....tearing off to smell and snoot around...but came back.
I didn't call to her like I do on our walks on the chain.
My voice wasn't harsh or panicked.

She was with me.
Unleashed.

She was my Dog.
I was her Girl.

oh.



THAT is what everyone has been on about?

*laughs*


I still hate dogs.

But Maggie, Maggie is people.



*laughs ever ever harder*


I am learning.
I am learning so much..................

Comments

Posted by: dabroots (dabroots)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
big running cat

Cats don't need no stinkin' walks!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
Cup & Lip

Gingers...do.

Posted by: Ms Heidi (veritatem)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
goncalves

aw that sounds so nice! good dogger.

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)


Dogs vs. Men

How Dogs Are Better Than Men

1. Dogs do not have problems expressing affection in public.
2. Dogs miss you when you're gone.
3. You never wonder whether your dog is good enough for you.
4. Dogs feel guilt when they've done something wrong.
5. Dogs don't criticize your friends.
6. Dogs admit when they're jealous.
7. Dogs are very direct about wanting to go out.
8. Dogs do not play games with you -- except fetch (and they never laugh at how you throw).
9. Dogs are happy with any video you choose to rent, because they know the most important thing is that you're together.
10. Dogs don't feel threatened by your intelligence.
11. No dog ever voted to confirm Clarence Thomas.
12. You can train a dog.
13. Dogs are easy to buy for.
14. Dogs are good with kids.
15. Dogs are already in touch with their inner puppies.
16. You are never suspicious of your dog's dreams.
17. Gorgeous dogs don't know they're gorgeous.
18. The worst social disease you can get fron dogs is fleas. (OK). The *really* worst disease you can get from them is rabies, but there's a vaccine for it, and you get to kill the one that gives it to you.)
19. Dogs understand what 'no' means.
20. Dogs don't need therapy to undo their bad socialization.
21. Dogs don't make a practice of killing their own species.
22. Dogs understand if some of their friends cannot come inside.
23. Dogs do not read at the table.
24. Dogs think you are a culinary genius.
25. You can house train a dog.
26. You can force a dog to take a bath.
27. Dogs don't correct your stories.
28. Middle-aged dogs don't feel the need to abandon you for a younger owner.
29. Dogs aren't threatened by a woman with short hair.
30. Dogs aren't threatened by two women with short hair.
31. Dogs don't weigh down your purse with their stuff.
32. Dogs look at your eyes.
33. Dogs like your size.
34. Dogs mean it when they kiss you.
35. Dogs are nice to your relatives.
36. Dogs obsess about you as much as you obsess about them.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

How Dogs and Men Are the Same

1. Both take up too much space on the bed.
2. Both have irrational fears about vacuum cleaning.
3. Both are threatened by their own kind.
4. Both mark their territory.
5. The smaller ones tend to be more nervous.
6. Neither does any dishes.
7. Both fart shamelessly.
8. Neither of them notice when you get your hair cut.
9. Both are suspicious of the postman.
10. Neither understands what you see in cats.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Where Dogs Fall Down

1. Men only have two feet that track in mud.
2. Men can buy you presents.
3. Men don't have to play with every man they see when you take them around the block.
4. Men are a little bit more subtle.
5. Men open their own cans.
6. Dogs have dog breath all the time.
7. Men can do math stuff.
8. Holiday Inns accept men.
9. Men are strong and like to lift things to prove it.

Posted by: a (ohchicken)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
fambly

as cesar milan, dog whisperer would say, you were being calm and assertive. you were the pack leader. that's all maggie needs to feel calm herself.

also, you'd better include my brood as "people". you don't hate them, do you? DO YOU?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 12:42 am (UTC)
FuzzyKittyhead

No no no no NO.

Yours are people. I imagined that was understood.

*grins*

Posted by: Kathy (hrm_ok)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)

Some of the best people I know walk on all fours and are covered in fur.

See that is good people, partially stupid people, but good people...

title or description

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)

THAT is some damn fine people, there.
DAMN fine.

Posted by: transientsoul (transientsoul)
Posted at: September 23rd, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)

Hate dogs? WOW!
There are alot of four legged amazing people out there!

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)

I am learning.

Posted by: a (ohchicken)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
moe

ooo ooo ooo, i gotsta post my peoples in their new yard!

yard dogs.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
Dog

Lucy, Charlie and Mo????

FINE FINE FINE people.


That shot is amazing...wow, you even got Saint Francis in it!!!!

*gets close enough to Annie to lick her cheek*

Posted by: a (ohchicken)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)

all of us give a lick back :)

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 25th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)

and who is THIS person?

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: September 25th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)

Katies deceased dog.

I'm not sure why I posted it.

Its in my photobucket- the neglected children of the world can only dream of being as loved as that dog was.

Check out Freds dog poem- its so hilariously fred-ish!

Posted by: hairypolack (hairypolack)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
Freds dog poem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RioQ2s_hTYQ

Posted by: Pumping Iron Hearts (woundedmarigold)
Posted at: September 25th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
too cool



My dog Zuzu Petals.

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: September 25th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Dazzler

Zuzu Petals has the most besterest fro EVA!!!

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