April 1, 2013

Reasons not to have a dog.

He doesn't understand when you suddenly do your Kirk Douglas impersonation.

ADDED: Kirk Dogless.

AND: The impersonation was based on the "Paths of Glory" clip in the previous post.

23 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

I need to be more dog-culturally sensitive when Zeus is here.

Nonapod said...

My mother used to sing to our dogs. I think they appreciated it.

drozz said...

i think he does understand.

do a lassie impression and see what zeus does. gotta play to your audience.

wyo sis said...

Cringe or bristle?

m stone said...

No offense, but your voice may be too high-pitched for Zeus, Ann.

Mitchell the Bat said...

All dogs enjoy a good impersonation of Barney the Purple Dinosaur.

lemondog said...

He doesn't understand when you suddenly do your Kirk Douglas impersonation

Kirk Douglas' Dog Recovering from Surgery

Probably you are misreading the literate Zeus' body language with your inapproriate impersonation at a time when sympathy is expected to be conveyed.

traditionalguy said...

Labs are programed to be their master's savior. They can't help it.

When swimming in a pool never pretend to be in trouble, or your lab will jump in and nearly drown you trying to save you.

Ann Althouse said...

You have to watch the Kirk Douglas clip in the previous post to understand why the dog would find this upsetting. From the dog's point of view, I was yelling at Meade in a scary way.

edutcher said...

I get the same reaction from them if I'm singing.

bagoh20 said...

Get a damned dog! Otherwise some poor rescue foster like me has to stay home all the time taking care of your damned dog. Now go pick him up. He loves you, and always will, no matter what you do. Hard to beat that. Besides he's chewing up my last shoe.

Unknown said...

My cat loves my Sean Connery impressions.

Just FYI.

tim maguire said...

"Reason to have a dog": your dog will never ridicule you for doing a poor Kirk Douglas impersonation.

I believe it was Lewis Grizzard who once said, you can act as foolish as you want in front of your dog and not only will he never judge you, he'll probably join in.

Shanna said...

Get a damned dog!

As many pictures as you post of the neighbors dogs, you might as well.

Although my neighbor let his dogs pop over yesterday and it is kind of fun to pet them and then let them go home.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I get the same reaction from them if I'm singing.

No dogs here but the cat doesn't understand singing....or maybe I'm not doing it in the correct key for her. When I decide to sing in the shower, she comes in and meows weirdly at the shower door until I stop.

If hubby and I are having a spirited conversation, not an argument, but louder and more animated than normal, usually a political issue, she will come rushing in to jump back and forth into our laps so we will calm down and pet her. Once we stop 'conversing' shes all: "My work is done, I'm outta here"

Animals are funny.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Also, weirdly, the cat doesn't care if I'm playing my guitar and singing. Maybe it is the water in the shower + singing that freaks her out. She hates water.

Shanna said...

No dogs here but the cat doesn't understand singing

My cat thinks I'm calling him when I sing. He comes running and expects to be petted.

How long have you played guitar? I started taking lessons last month...

Smilin' Jack said...

No dogs here but the cat doesn't understand singing....or maybe I'm not doing it in the correct key for her. When I decide to sing in the shower, she comes in and meows weirdly at the shower door until I stop.

Umm...that may mean that your cat does understand singing.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

How long have you played guitar? I started taking lessons last month..

Since I was ten. I used to be a professional singer/musician in my misspent youth... and I even taught kids how to play guitar when I was in college to help pay the bills. THAT was really fun. The kids were such good earnest students and were so thrilled and proud of themselves to be able to entertain their families. All that was eons ago. I just plink around for my own fun now.

Good for you for learning. Keep at it until you build up those fingertip callouses!!!

@ Smilin' Jack. LOL I just knew that someone would go there :-) Maybe the cat doesn't like old jazz vocal standards and blues songs.

Broomhandle said...

Agree with the previous commenters. Drop your cruel neutrality and commit already. They're like kids as you'll never feel quite the same way about other people's as you do about your own.

Shanna said...

Keep at it until you build up those fingertip callouses!!!

I'm working at it. They don't hurt as badly as they did when I first started, at any rate. Having weekly lesson's helps.

ooonaughtykitty said...

Wow! I just played the clip and my sleeping Lab got up and left the room.

Michael K said...

There is no valid reason not to have a dog.