Friday, February 18, 2011

Babe's Application

New arrivals at 9 Dogs Howling are required to submit an application, a $5000 security deposit, and an essay (maximum 500 words) about why they should live here. Here's the discussion Babe and I had about his essay:

Babe: I should live at 9 Dogs Howling because I'm the cutest puppy there ever was.
Jean: Yeah, they all say that.
Babe: No, it's true. I'm the cutest ever.
Jean: First Georgie said that, then Polly, then Patch, and after that, it was downhill all the way.
Babe: I'll be good, I promise.
Jean: Oh? What about the lamp cord over there?
Babe: I'm a puppy! How was I supposed to know I'm not supposed to chew electrical cords?
Jean: And what about the corner of the hassock?
Babe: But Teddy and Jinx had already chewed on it when I got there. I was just evening it up, you know?
Jean: Yeah, I've heard that one before, too.


dogboy443 said...

He looks real young or is it just his size? He's got some puppy still in that face.

Jean said...

The vet says that Babe is about 4 months old and has some Bassett Hound in him, which would account for his long, stumpy body and shovel-sized paws.

dogboy443 said...

Even though I've been involved with greyhound rescue for 12 years, I currently don't have any Greys, I'm looking at 10 month old Pit Bull/Dalmation mix (Pit-Mation). He's extremely sweet and friendly, but he does have separation anxiety and if we can't work him through that, then he might not come home with me. But he is sooooo sweet.


Jean said...

Mark, our pit bull, Peach Pit, was the sweetest dog I've ever known. A guy I used to work for had a dalmation that was a complete psycho, though, so I don't know quite what to make of a pit/dalmation mix. Our darling Patch is probably part dalmation and she's a very good citizen.