Puppy lust. January 7, 2012Posted by ourfriendben in homesteading, pets, wit and wisdom.
Tags: black German shepherds, blog humor, German shepherd puppies, German shepherds, puppies, puppy lust, Shiba Inu, Shiloh
Silence Dogood here. Puppy lust is a terrible thing, at least when you live in a small cottage with a huge black German shepherd and three large cats, not to mention a parrot, three parakeets, and fish. Still, if you love dogs, you know how irresistible it is.
Our beautiful girl, Pioneer Hawk’s Haven Shiloh von Shiloh Special, will turn three this coming February 8. Shiloh’s still very much a puppy at heart, but the days of the adorable huge, floppy fruit-bat ears (it takes a while for German shepherd ears to rise) are long past. (Which is not to say that Shiloh’s ears aren’t still amazingly huge.) Shiloh is the happiest dog our friend Ben and I have ever seen. But wouldn’t she be even happier with a new puppy to play with?!
This question arose again yesterday when OFB and I went to our tiny, local, dog-friendly bank. We of course took Shiloh with us. (She participates in their pet and people cancer fundraiser every year, and all the tellers know and love her.) I went in first, then returned to the car while OFB and Shiloh took their turn and Shiloh shamelessly cadged not one but two treats.
When they returned, the conversation went like this:
Our friend Ben: Gee, the teller mentioned that her fiance just got a black German shepherd puppy.
Silence: What!!! Where did he get it?!!!
OFB, frantically backpedalling: Uh, I don’t know. It didn’t occur to me to ask.
OFB: Er, what difference does it make? We can’t afford a new puppy anyway, and we don’t have room for one, either. You know that…
Silence (ignoring this): Which teller was it?
OFB: The young blonde on the far left.
Silence: I know her. I’ll ask her next time I’m in. Maybe the breeder is local. Maybe I can talk her into bringing in some puppy pictures, or at least sharing the breeder’s website.
Silence (innocently): Well, Ben, as you say, we can’t afford a puppy. So what harm can it do?
OFB: Silence, we don’t have room for another dog!
Silence: Well, what about a Shiba Inu, then? They’re hardly bigger than our cats. And think how beautiful a white Shiba would look with our black Shiloh!
OFB: Say, did you happen to read that piece on Yahoo about why longterm relationships break up?
Oh, well. It was worth a try! And I think I’ll still have a chat with that teller.
Do you have puppy lust? And if so, what kind of puppy are you lusting after? Please share with us! I love to picture adorable puppy faces.
‘Til next time,