Originally Posted by bljones
small sports dog- he's sort of like the MG Midget of dogs. Not horribly useful, not the fastest, but cutely amusing.
Sorry to harangue you on this point but I can't seem to sleep and this was in my head. Even though I can't sleep I can't bring myself to grab pictures from your wonderfully amusing blog of your "not horribly useful, not the fastest, but cutely amusing" "small sports dog".
I have heard of show dogs, lap dogs, hot dogs, feral dogs, hairy dogs, hairless dogs, boat dogs, seeing eye dogs, service dogs, hunting dogs and in fact some incredibly smart dogs; some smarter then the average human being. I have never heard of a "small sports dog" unless he or she actually plays a sport like in the extremely entertaining Puppy Bowl that they broadcast alongside the US football game called the Super Bowl.
I also happen to have a pet although mine is a cat. My cat is actually quite good at cat soccer for about 30 seconds (something you might call football) but I do not consider my cat a soccer or football cat. The implications would be horrendous. My cat also likes iced water and prefers it to regular tap water. Similarly I do not call her an ice water cat as that has other connotations that make me think about ice water running in her veins and sitting on my face at night to suffocate me. Shudder! My cat also seems to have a highly developed sense of Feng Shui but I do not call her a Zen cat or Feng Shui cat because, well, you can figure out why. See attached picture for illustration please.
So, I beg you to reconsider that the "small sports dog" label simply means you have a small dog who happens to be sporty and is not a small MG sports car, or any kind of combustion engine or a car for that matter. I don't know what they teach you up there in Ontario but I'm sure it is quite in depth as you Canadians still enjoy warm relations with the British Empire, which used to be huge. I'm sure you also know that the British are known for their styling of their sports cars and not so much for their engines or electronics. I give you: Lucas - Prince of Darkness - Lucas Electrical Humor Jokes
as an example of British scientists creativity and humour.
I also note that you have a big, hairy, gray dog you have referred to as a "Wookie", which is much more appropriate, if inaccurate. I have never heard you refer to him as a sports dog unless you consider cleaning up after such a hairy beast a sport. I happen to think both of your dogs are cute and I am quite certain they are both amusing in many ways but neither one of them should be compared to some kind of combustion powered conveyance like a sports car or mini-bus for fleas. They are both dogs, whether small, large, hairy or short haired but my cat is still smarter then both of us.
No offense was intended with this post. The inspiration for the tone and obtuseness comes from: "yeah thats not what I was looking for at all."
the king of I'm not quite sure what, but which includes extreme sarcasm
Told you I couldn't sleep.