Friday, February 13, 2009

I am the dog

I've loved reading your comments in the recent posts, especially the ones about George. Whenever I show pictures of my favorite dog in the world, I get so many upbeat comments from readers.

Sara S wrote a funny one the other day, telling me that her children are singing a song about George, one that goes to the tune of Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl":

"I kissed George and I liked it,

he tastes like cherry Chapstick"

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I don't taste like cherry Chapstick.

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Do I?

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I thought I tasted like frisbee.

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And stick.

My husband hasn't shared his Chapstick with George since the weather has gotten mild. Several weeks back, I noticed him applying his Chapstick to the sides of George's lips one evening. It was true that they looked red and sore and well, chapped. My husband said it was because of all the frisbee catching they do during the day, in the cold and the wind. And George catches it and carries it around with his mouth, so it had gotten sore.

Well, the Chapstick worked because his lips are fine. And thanks to Sara S's girls, every time I hear that song, I'll think of my husband and our dog!

On another note, it's an Old Wives Tale that says when a bird poops on your head, it means you'll have good luck. I've always believed it's lucky. This guy doesn't, though.

It's also bad luck to kill a praying mantis or a daddy long-legs.

And you'll also have bad luck if you kill a cricket inside. They should be taken outside and set free.

These are just a few of the rules I live by.

And now I will say until tomorrow, my friends . . .

30 comments:

Char said...

I will never kill a cricket inside either. George is a very handsome fella.

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing George and all your other photos. I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award - please see Joyknits to find out more!

Annie said...

Thankyou for reminding me...what about ants and cockroaches..? Actually ants, not so much, they don't worry me so much as the cockroahes..erk.

Hoping that euphoria from yesterday strings along for a while..I always think that someone must be praying for me, when I feel like that! Maybe it might be spring approaching!

Lovely photos of George..glad his lips are ok.and gorgeous photo from yesterday...love that flower...and color!

Annie

R Susanna said...

George is one lucky dog! The only bugs I kill in the house are spiders and ants. Can't stand em. We have ladybugs that invade our home twice a year and I always leave them alone.

Leenie said...

Thanks for the link to the comment on bird poop. Funny and well written. Ought to check out more, but I am STILL trying to cut back on blogging. Not doing too well. Way, way too much fun, and a good thing to do to avoid doing yucchy things. Love the George pics.

ELK said...

what a handsome (and smart) pup ~beautiful images of him

Mental P Mama said...

And don't put a hat on the bed. Very bad luck. {{{{{George}}}}}

Sue said...

and shoes on a table....bad luck. There's a commercial featuring a dog just like George and everytime I see it I think...Hey, George could do that better...

TSannie said...

I also don't kill spiders inside.

That George! Stella just saw his photo and wants a date! I told her to play hard to get.

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Egghead said...

Oh I'm glad you told me about the crickets....I was just about to stomp one. Hee!

Poor George and his chapped lips. Glad they are kissable now.

Amy said...

Did you know that you swallow at least five spiders in your lifetime- while you are sleeping? Someone told me that and I've thought about it everytime I wake up since! Ugh...

George is just wonderful- you could make up an entire blog from George's point of view in the world and you'd probably have a huge following- just look at Marley and the following he's had since his owner made a book about him and later a movie was made (which still hasn't opened in Norway yet-GRRRRRR!)

Poutalicious said...

I hate that song but I may be able to tolerate it now thinking of cute George.

Country Girl said...

STELLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

~George

High Desert Diva said...

Kids come up with the funniest things...

Mary said...

What about stink bugs?

I'm thinking they don't count. My daughter found one on her stuffed animal puppy -- "Happy" -- in the middle of the night and she freaked out. We woke up to banging and crying. (And yes, she's 17. What can I say? She still sleeps with Happy.)

George looks like such a joyful dog. What a sweetie! And those pics are fabulous! Have a great weekend. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

George is a beautiful boy! I had a "frisbee dog" (Sadie) many years ago. She was obsessed with her frisbee and would carry it everywhere, also. I loved to watch that dog go running to catch a frisbee. :)

Daryl said...

I dont kill any bugs or spiders .. I SCREAM, Point and Husband does the killing/smooshing or setting free (not so much).

Ah George you make all the girls sing!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

You're just too cute... *giggling at you.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
(Dog Lover Extraordinaire)

Woman in a Window said...

I like the idea of setting the cricket free. On my first read I swear it said, "set it on fire." Eeek!

Amongst The Oaks said...

You are definitely right about bird poop. Didn't Frances get Bramasole after the bird pooped on her? Everything in movies is real, isn't it? I also carry bugs outdoors instead of killing them; can't take any chances there either.
Hugs, Laura

Chere said...

How can you not love a face like George's. I would love to send him something. My little cocker, Dixie, loved playing with a frisbee. She would jump in the air and flip before catching it. Due to bad knees, she had to stop jumping and play with a tennis ball. I have a new soft frisbee that I would love to send to George. The soft one work just like the plastic ones but they do not hurt their mouths. Please let me know where I can send it. George will love it.

noble pig said...

When I was at Costco paying at the register a giant praying mantis fell out of the sky and landed on my arm. It scared the holy hell out of me and I beat it dead with my purse. I swear it scared the crap out of me. Maybe this is why a suitcase fell on my head?

The Weaver of Grass said...

George looks one lovely Border Collie - they have such a nice nature - wish he could meet our Border Collie who's name is Tip.

Country Girl said...

Noble Pig,
Yes. Now I understand why the suitcase fell on your head. You see? This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you mess with Mother Nature.

Sarah S. said...

I knew you would like that song! :)
Hee Hee!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

George is delightful! He has such a lovely expression on his face.

I could do with some Chapstick - I've realized I chew my lips in concentration when I'm typing at the computer!

Judy G. said...

Hi! I've dropped in from Joyknits. I'm liking your dog- I've got two, and they appear on my blog periodically. They, too, get lots of fan mail. (It's easy to be a fan, when you don't see what pigs they are in real life.)
The bird poop thing has never happened to me, but I can tell when Wallace the sheltie has been hanging around under the bird feeder hoping for peanuts. I clean off his head, and he stands there acting all offended.

Natarojo said...

I love that action you applied to your George photos. I'm going to have to play with it more. Lovely pics and stories as always!

Country Girl said...

Welcome to Judy G. Glad you stopped in from JoyKnits!

Good to see you all again.

~ C.G.