Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Rosie


Some turtles live 100 years or more. There was a giant Galapagos land tortoise that lived to be 175. What the hell is that all about?

Hey, I’ve got nothing turtles. I’ve never been emotionally attached to one but they seem pretty cool to me. I like how they are mostly defensive creatures. If they see danger coming they duck inside their shells and stay there until the coast is clear. That’s probably one of the reasons why they live so long. They don’t go around looking for trouble.

In no way do I begrudge any turtles their longevity. More power to them. But why not dogs, too? How come dogs only get to live about 15 years or so? That’s so unfair it’s sadistic. Whomever made up that stupid ass rule really fucked up big time.

Imagine if dogs lived 100 years like turtles. You could be 80 years old and the puppy you got as a kid could still be by your side. How cool would that be? Imagine how much less heartache there would be in the world if we didn’t have to say goodbye to our pet dogs. Then there really would be such a thing as unconditional love. If you could have your dog around for your whole life, imagine how much more calm and mellow and at peace everybody would feel. There probably wouldn’t be any fucking wars!

So whatever divine power decided to only give dogs 15 years sure blew a golden fucking opportunity. I don’t understand what the hell he/she/it was thinking.

That’s all I have to say this week. Thanks.

Rosie had a curly mascara line around her eyes. She was the color of pancakes.


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3 comments:

  1. I have one just like Rosie, 15 too, pancake muzzle getting grey, even more naughty that she's deaf (she knows signs, she just pretends not to). I'm sorry for your loss and hope you find a new *perfect* companion when you're ready. Much love!
    Parrots can live over a hundred years and often get inherited by the grandkids and it makes me wonder what life would be like if beloved dogs were inherited too.

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  2. I'm not sure why this comes to mind exactly but remember that Mark Twain theorized that God created man because he was disappointed in the monkey

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  3. Sorry to go on but if you haven't red the book Galapagos I think you might enjoy it. You might expect that Vonnegut metaphorically has much to say about humans and our overly sized brains

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