Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Another snippet from Jennifer Weiner

Adam and I were walking with Wendell a few days ago when a big dog approached. Wendell, as is his wont, began growling. The fur on the back of his neck bristled like a little spotted Mohawk.

"Wendell!" said Adam. "Calm down!

"We continued walking. The big dog was still heading our way. Wendell started growling even louder.

"Wendell!" said Adam. "Take it easy!"

The big dog got even closer. Wendell was growling and quivering and obviously dying to see if the big dog wanted to take it outside.

"WENDELL!" yelled Adam. "INCREASE THE PEACE!"

So I, of course, cracked up. And Wendell stopped growling -- probably because he was so startled by Adam yelling and me laughing. The big dog sailed serenely by, and we continued on our way.

Note: I'm bored at work with another hour to go until my next class.

18 comments:

  1. My dog gets all upset when other dogs bark at him, course that may be because we don't let him chase after them...

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  2. What kind of dog do you have, Fence?? I have three, and I'll be posting pictures soon. :o)

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  3. my folks dog IS the big dog. dadgum st bernard....

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  4. Stonewall?? Or is this a new St. Bernard?

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  5. nope. this is stonewall the second. the first had to be put down due to an abuse related tendency to...um....bite people. and he WAS a st bernard after all. its not like your little Smidgen biting people. it was like the jaws of death....so anyway, we got dad a puppy who had not been abused in its past and he is huge but lovely and an absolute pushover for every little mutt that comes running into our yard. :) his name is still stonewall, though. we are very traditional types around our house!

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  6. Ok, I thought I remembered some sort of tragedy with Stonewall the First. Glad to hear this one is less likely to chomp someone's face off. Rachel came over a couple weeks ago, and Smidgen grabbed her jeans when she walked through the door. Luckily, she no longer has many teeth. :oD

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  7. Andi he is a dab-rador; a cross between a lab and a dalmation. There is a pic here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fence/2703001/

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  8. I wonder does blogger allow link html; pic here

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  9. Wow, Fence, I've never seen that mix. He's beautiful! Great ic!

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  10. I am so glad that I'm not the only one who reads Jennifer Weiner's blog -- it's hilarious! I just wish that her last novel was as interesting....

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  11. Hi, Jessie! I read Little Earthquakes a week or two ago, and I enjoyed it, although not as much as Good in Bed. Many of my friends have new babies, so I was always looking for parallels. I have In Her Shoes sitting here next to me, but I'm *trying* to save it for a slump. I don't think I'll be able to hold out much longer, though.

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  12. Well that photo, and the other that I have at flickr do flatter him a little, apart from the wierd eyes from the flash, because he is quite overweight, and having a dalmation style coat it really shows up.

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  13. I don't have a dog, 4 cats though, going to be three today. One of our cats is going to the ASPCA today. Not a big fan of getting rid of animals but she keeps on peeing all over Katys' bed. She did it again this morning and came and jumped on me with wet feet, sooo disgusting! She also started biting Becca a couple of months ago. So all in all it is time for Winnie to go find herself a new home. It would be bad for her health if she stays here because I would end up ripping her limb from limb. Just kidding, you know I love animals, but she's a pissin' me off!!!

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  14. Hiya Andi babe,

    I've perused Ms. Weiner's blog; she is f'ing hilarious! I need to go back through her old posts.

    I started Good In Bed, but I'm dying to finish that collection of old folktales with woman heroines so I'm going to put it off for now. But what I read I enjoyed!

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  15. that's right val! goodbye to the demon cat! cats are quirky enough anyway, and for some reason you come across one in every ten or so that is just has some bizarre personality disorder! plus- no biting becca!!! it just can't be had. Get rid of her! :)

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  16. Fence,
    I have an overwieght Schnauzer. You'll see. lol We even tried putting him on a diet and it didn't work.

    Val,
    Eeeewwww!!!! Yeah, I don't blame ya for gettin' rid of the cat. Sounds like she's jealous of Katy or somethin'. Hmmphf!

    Heather,
    Glad you've enjoyed Weiner's blog! The snippet I posted about the dog was from 2002! After I finish her books I figure her blog archives can keep me company. lol Can't wait to hear your opinion on the folk tale collection. I added it to my Amazon wishlist.

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  17. We also have a psycho cat. Not in an evil way mind, just strange in the head. The feeling in the family is that she thinks she is a dog, comes from hanging around with the dog all the time.

    Major problem is that she has no fear, at all. And will happily attack the dog, people, cars, trees, mountains... okay maybe I'm exagerating a little but she is crazy. Her fav. trick is to hide and then, as you walk across the room, jump out and grab you round the ankle, or knee, wherever she lands. Once she even made a friend of my sister cry and go home she was so scared of the attack-kitty. There are pics of her on the same site as the link I posted yesterday.

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  18. LOL, Fence! I saw the cat pics, too. We used to have cats in the house, and their favorite trick was to attack our feet while we were sleeping. Ugg! Thought about having them declawed just because of that. lol

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