Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I have nothing against dogs, or dog owners, as a matter of fact I may very well become one in the not so near future. But dog owners in Hong Kong really need to take some dog owning classes. This below happened to my husband but he is too lazy to write about so here goes.

Last Sunday we went to Disco Bay to visit a friend and he went for a run whilst the rest of us all sat around and gorging ourselves with Reese peanut butter cups and chocolate brownies. Anyhowse. On his way back from Mui Wo he saw a couple ahead of him happily walking a small dog, on a leash. As he approached them, they turned round and dashed him a friendly smile. Next, the woman let go of the leash and said to the dog "You want to run, boy? You want to run? You go and run! GO!" and set the beast free. The canine rat dashed towards my husband's ankles, yapping and barking, then ran BETWEEN and around his feet, perhaps trying to commit suicide.[1] All this while the owners did nothing. I thinkg maybe they were to busy ooohing and cooohing, admiring how cute their little doggie is, running like that like a little little maniac! How sweet!

The runner in question barked back "GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY FUCKING WAY!", trying to not kick the dogs' head in without compromising his 14K/hr speed. Runner said the couple looked hurtfully surprised when the expletives shot out, not understanding how anyone could said anything so cruel and insensitive to their lovely, lovely, cute, little running doggie.

[1] This is not entirely impossible. The dog might have spent some time thinking about what it would be like to be kicked by a large running human, whilst, say, lying around on their owner's bed or staring into the blinking lights of the TV. So, given half the chance, it might actually want to try it out. This insight was brought to you by my elder son, who, last night, was explaining to us why he didn't manage to finish his work in school. He said he was "busy wondering what it might be like to plunge down a hole". I don't know if scientists have tested the similarities in brain activity between small dogs and human eight year olds, but I think there may be a thesis in there somewhere.


Jamie said...

14k an hour. Heh heh heh.

Eh-choo mui mui. said...

again, your sons crack me up.

"busy wondering what it might be like to plunge down a hole" is a classic line. i think i might use it sometime.