Thursday, May 15, 2008

Rickey.


It occurs to me I have not done enough bragging about my excellent doggy.

This is Rickey. He was a bit younger in this photo. He hasn't been able to fit into that tiny collar in a while.

I am sitting in my backyard tonight... at my little teak table, with my feet up in another chair, with fresh-cut lilac on this table, waiting for Jon to come home with what he tells me will be the fine ingredients for a night of BBQ-ing and general good times. Yay.

I am sitting here watching my dog sniff stuff. His pleasures are simple:

-Sniff new things
-Sniff old things
-Chew on rawhides and dried bull penises (yeah, I said it... dog-owners now these as "bully sticks")
-Sit on laps
-Get attention from friends and strangers alike
-Eat cheese (GOD he loves cheese... just saying the word nearly gives him an orgasmic kind of dog-seizure)

Pets are the greatest. If you need proof, you just have to think of those Katrina pet-owners who waited with their dogs on rooftops. It does defy biology to love a furry little beast so much. But what a constant friend your pet is, right? So happy to hang out with you in the backyard, or on the couch, or in the car. So happy to just be with you and to give you such an easy, uncomplicated love.

18 comments:

mrlfvl said...

Oh..My..GOD - that is one HANDSOME PUG!!!! I am a PUG FREAK!!! I grew up with english bulldogs, but my parents recently downsized to pugs. They have 2 - my husband (whom I love) will not allow a pug anywhere near our property, so I must live vicariously through other pug owners. They are so incredibly, perfectly, ridiculously, joyfully, ROTTEN. I am totally obsessed. I am e-mailing you photos of the bad boys - Otis and Hank...
p.s...clearly, Pug owners and Pug fans are a little kooky...

Kristen said...

Hello Rickey!! He's fantastic! Worthy of all of your praise and then some. Enjoy that BBQ. (Also, I want to see a picture of him fat. I love fat dogs.)

Anonymous said...

I work with hyper-literate, hyper-articulate people. They're funny and kind and everything you could want in co-workers. But at the end of the day, I'm ready to spend time with an animal.

technicolorsarah said...

I know how you feel. I'd wait on a roof with my dog too. We're moving to The Netherlands in August and because I know he hates tiny cages & would be absolutely freaked out in the cargo hold of a plane, we're taking a luxury cruise instead. He is the easiest living thing to love.

hello, gorgeous! said...

I llllooooovvvvveeee him! He's wrinkly perfection! I have two black pugs - Shy (my daughter named her when she was 3 and I was too exhausted to argue) is 14, senile, fat, blind and pretty deaf and we have been through a lot together; Stella, is just over a year old but she is TINY for a pug - only 12 lbs. She's my bud. She loves eating fuzz and tissue but her favorites are salmon and those bully sticks. However, now that I know what they are, they will no longer be allowed in this house. I wondered why they smell so bad. Eww. I will have to email you a picture of my girls...

Anonymous said...

Another Decorno First:

The first decor blog to use the word "penises"!

jozette said...

I looooove your doggy. He's amazing. I should really talk about my cat more...but that has the potential of turning me into the crazy cat lady...we can't have that.

pve design said...

What a love your little Rickey. My sister said just last night, when her "Gracie" dies, she said, please tell me not to get another one. Oh, perish the thought. You should see the love this sweet thing has for her. I have a lovely beast and he adores me. Always greets me with such enthusiasm and I sware he is bi-lingual.
Pets are amazing.

birdy said...

SO cute!

I have two pugs. Yesterday, they somehow managed to drag a heavy bag of dog food out of a closed (!) cupboard, rip it open and devour the contents. They then woke me up at 5 am this morning, howling because they both had diarrhea.

And yet, I can't live without a pug in the house. I read somewhere that pugs are proof that God has a sense of humor. And mine certainly make me laugh!

i suwannee said...

greetings rickey.

show him this: http://www.innocentenglish.com/pug-licking-screen-clean/


i am just compiling a dog related post of my own.

Jessie said...

I love this quote (I think by Oscar Wilde) and even though I heard it quite some time ago, I will probably remember it forever.

"Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions and pass no criticisms."

I would do nearly anything for my precious little pets.

Kwana said...

I'm loving Rickey! I was so not an animal lover and still don't consider myself a dog person (I'm a snot like that) ,but I recently got a dog "for the kids". Ha! It's amazing how this little thing has changed all our lives.
Jack is now quite a star on my blog. What type of person have a turned into? Eek.

www.kwanawrites.blogspot.com

An Aesthete's Lament said...

I want Ricky ... or at least one of his offspring ... please advise asap ...

the quarter rat said...

What a handsome beast! Pugs are the greatest little dogs, I don't know what I did before Etta even if she's thoroughly rotten.

Sara said...

Awww, Rickey is beyond cute! I only got a dog as an adult, and I can't believe how much I love him-- I call him my fur baby (among other ridiculous nicknames.) And he loves cheese, too! Isn't it funny that their favorite food is something that they probably should've never tasted? Whenever we want him to do something or move, we just say the word cheese and it sends him into a frenzy. Oh and speaking of garage sales, when neighbors had one a few weeks ago, he wandered over there and helped himself to a stuffed toy and walked back home across the lawn.

May Rickey have a long, happy life and continue to bring you much happiness. The photo of him looks so professional. I wonder how you got him to stand still for such a good pic?! Pets don't seem to be very cooperative when it comes to picture taking.

Fifi Flowers said...

He has a gorgeous face!

Anonymous said...

Decs,

I would so be on my roof, with my old man Charlie.

xo

maison21 said...

rickey is a handsome young man, and you are both very lucky.

pets are indeed the best. my girl is always there for me with a little love whenever i need it, no questions asked. i wish i could say the same for most of the humans in my life!