Monday, December 14, 2009

A Man And His Dog or Why My Man Is In The Doghouse

The other night when Doc was on his way to bed he stopped by the room I use for my office at home. I was at the computer. Dodger was asleep on the couch in my office.

Doc sat down on the couch by Dodger, petted him, gave him a hug, said good night, and yes, he said "I love you" to the dog then walked out the door to go to bed. To me....not a word, not a gesture, not even a pat on the head. I just laughed, but, of course, I had to go into the bedroom a few minutes later to point out his "oversight" to him. Even if I had felt slighted, it would have been well worth it to see how embarrassed and flustered Doc was when he realized what he had done. Doc is a pretty good gift-giver, but he doesn't usually venture in the direction of jewelry. That may change this year.

There is something about men and dogs.

How Dogs and Men are the Same:
From Shooters Dog Humor

Both take up too much space on the bed.

Both have irrational fears about vacuum cleaning.

Both mark their territory.

Neither tells you what's bothering them.

The smaller ones tend to be more nervous.

Both fart shamelessly.

Neither of them notice when you get your hair cut.

Neither understands what you see in cats.

Both have an inordinate fascination with women's crotches.


  1. Very funny! It's amazing how similar they are!

    My gifts are never jewelry, but that is by my request. I simply lose jewelry! I'm amazed that I still have my wedding band!

    Funny post!

  2. Ya just cracked me up! Love, love and dogs. Heeeheehe.....

    Have a great evening, ya sure made mine.

  3. Loved the last similarity. So true. I have to admit, I sometimes get jealous of Cookie, when she gets kisses and I don't.

  4. That is so funny and so true!
    Love it!

  5. hahaha LOL! Sooo true! And let me add another. Both will do anything for food! :)

  6. D'oh! Could a Doc-ism have just been born?

    That funny story reminds me of when I slather good night kisses all over my sweet little Dachshund, Augie and then as an after thought, kiss Larry goodnight... AFTER the dog.


  7. It seems we're all writing about our dogs lately. My next blog to be posted in a few days is about my dogs. They are truly a gift, and I understand Doc's ability to give affection and love to your dog.... nothing is expected back nor is there anything expected in the delivery. Dogs are easy...

  8. This is so funny and so true. I never realized how closely they are related! Thanks for a good laugh. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas. Your grandchildren are just beautiful, too, and did a great job on your tree!

  9. Our boxer, Eva Jean, sits on the couch with my husband and lays her head on his shoulder - from the book it looks like a pair of lovers! He even whispers sweet nothings in her ears! But I'm not jealous ... because she does the same thing with me when I sit on the couch.

  10. Oh your analogies of men and dogs is so spot on! I laughed out loud at the last one; well, who wouldn't?

    Congrats on the Oh My Goddess award!

  11. I've come from OhmyGoddess. Congratulations!

    This is perceptive and most funny! Love it.
    Send it to Jon Stewart, please!