Monday, April 22, 2013

Thoughts and the circus

One day out of every year, Circus Mascot pitches their tent in the field right across the street from our house. They do their thing and then they disappear in the night, while everyone is sleeping. It's very mysterious and strangely fascinating. But anyway... Yesterday morning, I had the pleasure of observing Pooch experience a major WTF moment, as she looked out of the window and saw the circus tent and all the animals out in the field. It was pretty funny. I wish I had taken pictures. Her eyes grew to almost twice their usual size (alright, slight exaggeration), her jaw dropped very slowly, her ears went sorta slack. She looked like she was having a small stroke. Either that, or melting. Then her mouth snapped shut with a clacking sound, her ears pricked up and she pressed her nose against the glass (thanks for that, dog...)

No matter how deeply shocking she thinks the sudden appearance of a circus is, she always forgets about them fairly quickly. Every year, she is every bit as stunned as the year before. Pooch is real cute, but not always bright...


Lil said...

Pooch is pretty much the dumb blonde of the canine world.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Every day is a whole new day for Pooch.

Jocelyn said...

Now I must ask: have you read Erin Morgenstern's THE NIGHT CIRCUS?

If not, you should jam it onto your Goodreads "to-read" shelf!

choochoo said...

Lil - more or less, yeah.

Agent - and she's very easily entertained that way.

Jocelyn - it's totally on my list!