Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why dachshunds are a girl's best friend

Internet, I've been a bit preoccupied lately. You see, the last several nights I've been sharing my bed with someone. It's only temporary, but isn't that how these things always go?

Don't let that innocent, faux-tired demeanor fool you, though. If he catches you looking at him, it's all, "Wass going on? I not sleep, I wake! Where fun? Fun is here! We play? We play! Hey, hey! We play wit toy, here toy! Here, take toy, I give. Ha! No, toy mine, no, here, toy your. Haha, got you 'gain, toy mine! Here, take...nooooo, I joke, you never have!"

His name is Herbie, and he is full to the brim with enthusiasm. 
"Hey, where you goin'? I follow? Don' worry, I right behin' you!"
You may remember from Herbie from this blog post, wherein I meet my neighbors thanks to a passive-aggressive note I leave on one of their doors, after hours of (what I didn't know then was) Herbie-barkin'. I still hold that leaving that note was one of the best things I've done. After all, what better way to meet your neighbors? (Ok, baked goods might have been better.) And now, several dinner parties, picnics, birthdays, dinners out, shopping trips, and one gay club dance night later, I find myself with the honorable distinction of being designated Herbie-sitter.

Having a dog around really provides you with a new perspective on the world. For instance, I might never have known what my neighborhood looks like at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. (Similar to my neighborhood at noon, but with fewer people no one on the streets.) Also, I might never have become aware of the truly disturbing amounts of vomit lining the sidewalks around my apartment, if not for Herbie's keen interest in them. (So much...beauty...in the world...) But seriously though, it is really nice to have someone who's so happy to see me each and every time I walk in the door. Also, he has the exact same taste in movies as me! Herbie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.   

"My name is Herbert 'n I approve dis message. I think. My reading skillz are only rudimentary."
          

14 comments:

  1. FUN!!! I love Herbie! (Don't tell Artie, though. He gets VERY upset when my attention is diverted.)

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  2. omg Herbie looks just like Pinch!! He must be a daschund mix, too? They even have the same white patch on the chest :) He's so cute!

    Aren't dogs awesome? ;)

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    1. Yeah, he's a dachshund and jack russell.

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  3. What a cutie! Puppy friends are the best.

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  4. If he catches you looking at him, it's all, "Wass going on? I not sleep, I wake! Where fun? Fun is here! We play? We play! Hey, hey! We play wit toy, here toy! Here, take toy, I give. Ha! No, toy mine, no, here, toy your. Haha, got you 'gain, toy mine! Here, take...nooooo, I joke, you never have!"

    bahahahahah omg I miss having a dog around. We refer to the Island dogs as Princess Boy, and ADD Dog, otherwise both known as "da cuddles sluts".

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    1. LMAO!!! That's life with Artie. When I wake up in the morning, I have to make sure that I don't move an inch or open my eyes. If I do, that's it... let the games begin!

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  5. Herbert's vocabulary is awesome!

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  6. Animals are seriously way better than men. I mean that with all sincerity. :) You should get one of your own!!

    (P.S. I thought this was Crystals dog for a second!)

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  7. He's adorable! Regarding the vomit, do you live in a district with a lot of nightclubs? My area in London is pub central so I also have to sidestep loads of gross vomit from over zealous party goers, no Bueno!

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    1. No! I don't! Just one with a lot of drunks, I guess.

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  8. Very cute! I have a 50-pound "puppy" who does not underastand the limits of playtime, beginning about 3 a.m. some days.

    And mothering an emotionally immature male on a short-term basis beats dating one for years, I suppose.

    Michael

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    1. Aahaha. Michael's got it right. Maybe you should start taking a squirt bottle on dates. Thanks for the laughs. PNT

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  9. Oh he's sooooo cute! I wish I could bring Keema over to play. You should get a doooogggg!! :)

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  10. Hahaha Herbert is so very cute!

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