Friday, February 19, 2010
Dave's Work Here Is Done
The other day, I ordered dog tags for Dave's dogs. Nothing special -- just little stainless steel bone-shaped tags that give their names and Dave's name and address. The dogs had no ID, and I thought it would be wise to get them some in the unlikely event that they get lost. (They spend 23 hours of every day on the couch.)
When I told Dave about the tags, he laughed and said I'd once written in my blog that although I grew up with dogs, I would always be a cat person. I don't remember writing that phrase, but it sounds like something I might have said. In any case, he teased me and said I needed to write a blog post titled "Dave's Work Here is Done," expressing my full conversion to dogdom.
Personally, I think this dichotomy -- dog person vs. cat person -- is a false construction. You can be both, right? An animal person? Still, I'll let Dave have the title.
We took the dogs to the vet the day before yesterday to get them caught up on shots and get their local license tags. Now they're legal dogs! I'm sure they're relieved.
(Photo: Shadow on the wall at Penn Station, last week.)