Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Posting the Dog

Last night I followed a trail of blogs and links to this, a funny/informative article in the Globe and Mail.

Especially this paragraph:

There's a stereotype that goes like this: When somebody running a website has run out of useful things to say, they post a picture of their cat. When they don't feel like writing one thousand words on their blog, there's always the option of posting Fluffy and pretending that she's somehow of interest to anybody. When the boiler of thought is out of steam, out wheezes a kitten.

My question: I just "posted the dog" last week. Does that mean the same thing?

Quote of the Day:
"If you leave it sit for a few days, it'll be about unwashableoffable."
--Emily, about an old dry-erase marker


  1. Please don't confuse cats with dogs!...certianly dogs must represent a much more intellectual thought process! ;)

  2. oh, this is funny!
    i just posted on that!
    see here

  3. Um, ry, that's where I first read it, then followed your link to the G&M.

  4. Dorcas, as long as you keep posting pictures of your children along with the dog, you're in good shape! Have you ever seen an interesting picture of a person with a CAT? No, dogs are a far different speicies. Personally, I think cats should have been left off the ark! Pauline

  5. Yeah! I *hate* cats.
    ;o) Call me a supp-shtadda. Maybe you can get 51 replies out of this one too.

  6. Oh my goodness. Someone erase Vals comment. Quick!

  7. Cats are much better than dogs!!! No problem with people who like dogs but cats are far less trouble and have such cute personalities, all of them different.Thank goodness cats weren't left off the ark!! I would be one sad person!

  8. Am I missing something?
    I always thought "Posting the dog" meant letting him outside to, uh, you know, do his thing on the fence post...

  9. good thing cats stayed on the ark
    my kc is quite the lovable cat
    i certainly enjoy having him around
    and to think
    i grew up in a non cat home
    dogs all the way
    cats were off limits

  10. Pauline, I am horrified. You think cats should have been left off the Ark?? Aren't you also the lady that was glad there was a snake under the house because it ate mice??
    Note to all: watch Pauline, she's dangerous.

    Val, you have some nerve. Ai-yi-yi.

    Jason, is this really you? One of my favorite nephews? The one who attacked me with couch pillows when I was trying to be Turner Ashby??? Or is it Jason from Iowa??

  11. Dorcus, I haven't been on your blog for a while, but the dog looks like a good one.

    Anyway, I'm really writing because I just found out that you live on the same road as my Aunt! Imagine that!

    And now........"HATE"....well when I was growing up I was taught to not use that term very often...but since the dog thing where Mrs. Darling and I got into it, I decided to study up on the word myself and it seems to me that maybe my family was going overboard on their stressing not to use the word on certain things. The definition in the dictionary sure isn't that bad! Maybe I need to study more issues for myself and not just take what I was taught as Gospel! After all I am an adult and I have a right to have my own opinion, right?
    So there.....
    I hate bugs!

    Yay I'm free!

  12. Don't you all know that when God made cats, He declared it was very good!!!?? And you think they should have been left off of the ark!!!! Oh my....The very nerve!!!! LOL!!!

    Truthfully though, I love cats too!

  13. My dad disliked cats very much, untill he had a greenhouse....pine voles got into the greenhouses and would just mow off flats of plants. A stray cat came and we kept her and low and behold a couple weeks later she had 5 beautifully colored babies! We kept 3 of them and Dad learned real quick to love those cats. He even considered taking them with him when they moved to CA! But boy did they change things...they not only got rid of the pine voles but they'd catch full grown rabbits....Nobody believes me when I say that, but they did! And who did the cats love the most? Dad! They'd rub on his legs and he's either pick them up or reach down and scratch their ears.
    So it's your choice if you don't love cats, but you're missing out! LOL
    They do have their place in my life though and it's not inside my house. And I don't know that I'd love them so much that I'd post their picture or call myself Mom to them!

  14. Isn't anyone gonna argue with me? I must say I'm disappointed!!!

  15. Arlene, if you like to argue, you should talk to my Dad! LOL He loves to argue with my Aunt's, especially the one that lives in Oregon! LOL You should hear them go at it! Dad like to say, you pick the subject and your side and I'll take the other side!

  16. hey now, my little P.Bub is a pretty interesting character. :) go to my blog post from sunday the 4th; P.Bub is standing on her hind feet and her tummy is bulging and i think she's cute. :]
    cats are wily. they'll wind your heart up around 'em if you're not careful. even my dad has started liking cats, and i remember when he used to get really really annoyed at them for sitting right in front of the door

  17. first thing my dad asks when he comes to my place, "where's the cat?"
    funny thing is, he's definately not a cat person, but he seems to like my cat

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