He’s finally found someone who will listen

by Shari on August 22, 2013

If you recall from my former writings, my darling husband has had a little trouble getting his offspring pumped about the things that thrill him to his very marrow.

Like driving around cul-de-sacs.

And pretending to camp, except indoors.

And most of all, his endless stories about every crack and crevice of the Maine ski lodge where he grew up.

But man’s gotta share what a man’s gotta share.

So he finally found someone to share it with.

MAN: “Look, buddy! This is Sugar Loaf, the ski lodge where I grew up! Isn’t it beautiful?!”
DOG: “I’m thirsty.”


MAN: “Look, buddy! That’s ‘The Widowmaker’ where we would go to have hot chocolate and warm up after a long day on the slopes and we would leave our skis in the rack outside and I always came back first because I was so crazy about skiing and–”
DOG: “I’m thirsty.”


MAN: “Thanks so much for coming with me today, buddy, did you have a good time? Because I always had so much fun here as a kid. Did you have a good time, buddy?”
DOG: “Besides being completely dehydrated, I had a good time. Now please stop talking.”

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon August 22, 2013 at 11:56 am

The dog looks very happy…and thirsty.


dusty earth mother August 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

He kind of always looks happy and thirsty. The life of a pug.


Darrin August 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm

This reminds me a bit of our vacation to Europe where my wife was showing the two boys all the things she had done before and loved …… but all the boys wanted to do was swim and splash in the fountain in front of the old castle!!! (and I was the one that was thirsty, though I kept my tongue from hanging out…did not want to look too american!)

on a side note…did you see the movie “Epic”, a three legged, one eyed pug stole the show!



dusty earth mother August 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm

We LOVED “Epic”. All because of that pug, of course. C was certain that the writer has a three-legged, one-eyed pug because otherwise, how random was that?


Lovelyn August 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm

It’s good to have someone to share the things you love with and if that someone is an adorable dog it’s even better.


dusty earth mother August 22, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I like the way you think, Lovelyn.


Wendi August 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Is the dog available to listen to what happened on my husband’s daily bike ride? I have water.


dusty earth mother August 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm

He has an opening at 6:15pm. Hopefully that works with your husband’s exercise schedule. Add ice cubes.


Kristin @ Keenly Kristin August 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Every time I pop in, I want a pug more and more. *sigh*


dusty earth mother August 23, 2013 at 12:48 am

Once you go pug, you’ll never go back. Seriously.


Anna Lefler August 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Man’s best biffle indeed! So cute!



dusty earth mother August 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

My husband’s response after reading this? “Oh, you should have told me! I have way more pictures of us!” Best biffle, indeed indeed.


chickens consigliere August 25, 2013 at 2:31 am

Aw. Buddy and Man can write to me anytime and we can reminisce. Remenesce? Remember. Together. I also grew up on Sugarloaf. Well….not ON Sugarloaf. But near there. Back in the day. Good times were had.


chickens consigliere August 25, 2013 at 2:32 am

And also, I am down with the camping indoors thing, especially camping inside hotels with room service. Not so much with the scenic drives through the cul de sacs.


chickens consigliere August 25, 2013 at 2:33 am

Oh, who am I kidding. I love driving through cul de sacs. Wish I had a dog.


Lady Jennie August 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I love the sky. Dog is a daddy’s best friend!

Until they roll in dead things and get some of the carcass stuck in their collar.


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