Friday, May 11, 2007

The doggie cloud prophecy

The other day, when I was out walking the dog through the farmlands of Hellhole, I saw something interesting. This was unusual, because Hellhole isn’t exactly crammed full of interesting stuff. It was a cloud, to be specific. Now, you might be thinking that clouds aren’t all that exciting, but this one was different – it looked like a dog with enormous ears chasing a cat.

“Hey,” I thought. “I have a dog with enormous ears, and she likes to chase things.”

At that very moment, the pooch’s ears pricked up as she spotted something on the other side of the field. “Mjau,” said the thing. That was pretty much the only invitation the pooch needed, and it shot across the field like a white arrow with lots of hear on it and huge ears. It as if the cloud was some sort of prophecy.

I drew a deep sigh and waited for the unavoidable: the part where the pooch starts to catch up to the kitty and realizes that she just might get her ass kicked. At that point, her brain starts to doubt the wisdom of her decision. However, it uses several seconds to transport this hesitation to the rest of her body. This is probably because said brain is very small. Very, very, very small.

This is the part where I call the pooch back. She is then so relieved that I stopped her from doing what she was about to do, I’m immediately elevated to hero-status.

But you know, in movies and such, prophecies always give you more than 30 seconds warning. I’m writing a letter of complaint.


none said...

Dogs can only bluff till the cat is cornered :)

Good thing you're the pack leader, my dogs don't listen to me at all.

furiousBall said...

That's weird, whilst laying in my hammock yesterday afternoon my daughter said a cloud looked like a dog too.

Choo Choo, I am your father

ticknart said...

Has you dog ever won?

Hageltoast said...

A nose full of cat claws stays with a dog a very long time.

choochoo said...

Hammer - That's true. She's very happy to chase stuff as long as it runs away, but if it refuses to do that, she gets all confused and doesn't know what to do.

Furiousball - I'll come over to the dark side in just a minute

Ticknart - Nope. And since she got her ass kicked by a five week old kitten not that long ago, I think its fair to say that she never will

Toasty - It would discourage the hell out of me, that's for sure

Deepak Gopi said...

You are a talented writer :)
Happy mothers day.
Enjoy a nice week end

tomshideaway said...

Hey Chooch, good luck with that letter, the never answer mine!!

Jocelyn said...

Did you happen to also see a little Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds when you were peering upwards?

Phil said...

Hi ChooChoo! You are a hero! Cute story.

Natty said...

You have a interesting blog...keep up the good work!

Big Brother said...

Had a dog like that, (my wife's dog actually), the thing was a nice pooch but dumb as a door post. It would chase after mice in the snow, get bitten by the mouse and come yelping back to sit on my cross country skis. Ever try skiing with 50 pounds of dog sitting on your skis? Then it would spot another mouse and off he'd go and get bitten once again. He never did learn. Much enthusiasm, not much brain power.

choochoo said...

Deepak gopi - Thank you very much:)

Tom - Did you remember to include the necessary bribes?

Jocelyn - No, but for a moment I thought I saw Bob in a boat with a tutu.

Phil - Why, of course I am:D

Nattty - Thank you. Will do:)

Big brother - Hmm... 50 pounds of dog on my skis. Maybe that's what it would take to keep me from falling flat on my face in the snow.