Zoey: "Hey! Why are you taking pictures of those dogs? I am much prettier, don't you know? Take MY picture! I am a world famous fashion model, don't you know!"
Zoey: "See, look how pretty and happy I am! And so obedient and loyal! You don't need to look at those other dogs, they are dumb."
Zoey: "Ok, I am losing interest. I didn't know I would have to actually work at this. But at least I lured you away from those brown dogs. Hurry up, I have things to do..."
Zoey: "Ok, this is your last shot. I am officially distracted. I think there is a squirrel over there that needs to be chased. Leave me alone again."
Yes, the complex mind and brat-itude of our dog.
It is allergy season for the Zo, so she is on a small amount of steroids for itching. It really helps her, otherwise she would be chewing at herself all day and night, poor thing. The side effect is that it makes her really hungry. She mooches for food relentlessly now. I mean, she is a mooch regularly, but now she is really drooly and intense about it. And normally she is really gentle, and takes her snacks carefully from hands, but she is snappy now. Last night she wolfed down her dinner in under 2 minutes, and she is usually very leisurely, taking little bites over the course of a half hour, or waiting until someone else is eating or sitting in the room with her. She likes the company, I think. Pack animal.
So if any of you dog people have suggestions of what to feed an uncomfortably hungry dog that won't effect her weight, I would love to hear it. Poor little Ms. Grumble Belly.
Today's video and song is "Do the Dog" by the Specials. I recently bought a bunch of Two Tone Ska from I tunes...Songs that I had only on vinyl from over a decade ago. SO I haven't heard these songs in a while, including this one. And I am re-discovering the songs, and with internet tools like Wikipedia and Song Meanings, I am learning things I never knew about these songs I have loved forever! For instance, I thought this song was just a fun *get together and dance* song. The words go so fast, I had no idea what they said. I never knew that the chorus says "Am I the dog that bit, the hand of the man that feeds it?", which gives me much more insight that this song, like many other ones by the Specials, is actually about working class issues and the government. Fascinating! Feel free to press play and skank around!