Sunday, August 20, 2006
Could I Be Next?
This is a horrible story. A woman was mauled to death trying to give her dog a bath. My dog is due for a bath soon. She doesn't like baths. What if she's secretly thinking, "If I have to have one more bath...well, I don't know if I'll stand for it anymore."?
I was talking to a friend of mine a few weeks ago describing some odd behavior that Bean was exhibiting. For example, we'd go for a walk and she would lay down on the sidewalk and refuse to get up. She wanted to go on a walk and not come back. I think she got pissed at short walks and was putting her paw down. Or she would have mini nervous breakdowns in the afternoon, start shaking for no reason. So my friend tells me, "I don't want to scare you or anything, but my friend's friend had a pit that acted strangely before he attacked his owner. Not to alarm you, just be careful."
So I looked at Bean, and she was doing her cute face--rubbing her eyes with her paws while lying on her back. But it was a little too cute, as if she had overheard what my friend had said and was trying to make me think it couldn't happen to her.
I soon forgot about that conversation. Bean's behavior is back to normal and everything is cool. Or is it?
I may be giving my dog a bath this afternoon. If I don't show up for work tomorrow, please send someone to my house.