Wednesday, March 01, 2006

If you name your dog Rex, will he have an Oedipal complex?

I can't believe that I have become one of those people. D and I took Felix to the vet today because he has relapsed in the housetraining department. Our first thought was...."Well he's being an asshole." Then we let paranoia take over and began to wonder about possible bladder problems. Well, after 2 1/2 minutes at the vet we hear, "He's a headcase. Congratulations." How embarrassing to out your own doggie hypochondria. The vet (a huge fan of Jack Russells and has two of his own) offered some sage advice as we left his office. "Good Luck." Hey, it was free.

Great, he's not even 4 months old and we're dealing with psychological problems. Maybe I can read up on my Freud, have Felix lay down on his doggie couch and tell me how he really feels about his sudden lack of urinary control. (I think that leopard print on the couch really adds something!)

He's always been weird, but dogs just are sometimes, right? So now after six weeks of puppy school, we've learned that we have one dog that's really smart (and a headcase) and one dog that's very athletic, but not so quick on the uptake. So we've got a neurotic bedwetter and a dumb jock? OK, alright, take it easy, no big deal. We just need an artist/drama student, a hardcore ROTC cadet and an FFA member and we've got our own Dog High School population! I wonder if we could actually simulate a genuine adolescent experience with the right combination of dogs. It boggles the mind.

Anyway, here's the meat and potatoes of the blog: (that was for you, Mr. Lash. Bob's your uncle.)

Spoiled rotten brats.....No wonder they have problems.


Jane said...

Love the pictures. Im sure the puppies will be fine. seriously, they are just dogs after all, and you are smarter then they are. So it will work out. Really.

tiny robot said...

Thanks again for the morning dose of a phenomenon I like to call Ridiculous Cute.

We've got our own "tiny pet-highschool"...Mr Emerson is the lazy 'intellectual' while Daxie is the athletic dumby. Good times.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it will work itself out? After obsessively MySpacing for days, I have realized that the high school population and stereotypes that I used to covet have dissolved. I guess dog adolescence is just as bad as people adolescence.
~The Booklahver

Dr. Harleen Quinzel said...

You should watch the Dog Whisperer.

If my cat were peeing on the carpet, she would just be doing it to be an asshole. Hey, at least I know.

Anonymous said...

wow, a whole blog dedicated to some cutie-pie pups! and i found it through hermes neuticles of all places! : D

i think you can raise the "brats" into responsible doggie-citizens. i think my first dog is doing ok. well, he is a bit cranky in his old age and he doesn't believe he is a dog.....ok, maybe i am the wrong person to offer any kind of advice!