Friday, March 7, 2008

I am a sad puppy


We didn't get Betty Boop. I have no idea why, but I hope the home she did find is in fact, truly, the best home for her.

I feel like world has turned upside-down and inside-out and *I'm* the dog in the kennel in the shelter in that Pedigree commercial who keeps getting passed up even though I'm so clearly very awesome. (You know the one -- the one with David Duchovny's voice-over that makes me want to give the dog the lines, "David Duchovny, why won't you love me?!" I keep trying to post it here from YouTube but it's not showing up for some reason.)

I feel like baying a sad song, "Ar-roo-roo-roo."

But, there's still hope. There are other doggies we're interested in who need homes. And tomorrow the regional coordinator woman is going to visit our home with one of her dogs, and when she sees that I have the perfect Brittany-sized arm chair in my study, where I spend all of my time, and where a Brittany can happily hang out and watch the birdies in the tree outside, and when she meets Bullock -- whom she hasn't talked to -- and finds out he's gentle and kind and adorable around dogs, she'll know we're the *perfect* Brittany home!

10 comments:

squadratomagico said...

Oh -- so sorry! But you'll find another wonderful, loveable sweet doggie. There are so many out there who need loving homes.

New Kid on the Hallway said...

I'm so sorry! She looked adorable. But the sad thing is that squadrato is right, there are always more doggies who need homes.

(Those David Duchovny Pedigree commercials KILL me. Seriously. I just dissolve. The recent ones about dogs whose families get new home but don't take the dogs with them? My heart, it breaks!)

(The irony is that if/when we do get a dog, we'd never feed it Pedigree - we are holistic pet food snobs. But I do love the commercials.)

meg said...

I'm outraged! How could anyone NOT choose you?!? You are clearly the best potential Brittany custodians, and shame on them for not having enough perspicuity or perspicacity to see that.

I'm sure you'd be excellent Britney custodians too, but I don't recommend getting one of them.

Good luck henceforth!

Jennifer Lynn Jordan said...

I'm so sorry. I've been through the trials and tribulations of kitty adoption, and it's not fun. It's often deadly disappointing. I hope you feel better and find yourself with another cute pup soon!

In a weird coincidence, I was a sad puppy yesterday!
http://peromniasaecula.blogspot.com/2008/03/academic-rejection-part-deux.html
We must have a psychic blogular link.

What Now? said...

Oh, sad news! I'm glad that the sweet puppy got a home, but I'm sorry it wasn't with you.

Bardiac said...

Meg made me laugh :)

Indeed, I'm pretty sure getting a dog, any dog, would be more happiness inducing than trying to deal with Britney!

I hope you get your pup soon.

Steve Muhlberger said...

Best of luck; we've just been thru this, but with a better outcome.

There was hesitation at the shelter because we'd had so many dogs die -- over 30 years.

Dr. Virago said...

Oh for pete's sake, Steve, what is *with* these people? Yes, that's right, dogs should only go to homes where they can be guaranteed IMMORTALITY!

Meg, you made me laugh, too. In fact, now I'm thinking that if we get the female we're now considering I should name her Lindsay Paris Britney the Brittany.

OK, not really.

Keep your fingers crossed for us --we've talked to the foster dad of another dog and the dog sounds AWESOME, and as far as I know we're the only people interested in her.

tommy said...

Bummer! Ah well, I'm sure you guys will get hooked up with the right Brittany soon, so keep at it!

Emily said...

There is nothing sad about david duchovny saying "i know how to sit, how to fetch, and how to roll over" and "I'm a good dog". No. This is not sad at all. This is freaking hilarious.