My friend Lometa, who some of you may already know,
through the loss of two good
friends, both of whom were
dogs. She is a sturdy soul and she bore this loss with her trademark strength and
grace. A little time has passed since the event and her
thoughts are turning once again to the joys of canine companionship. To
wit, she's hoping to get a new puppy soon.
Rumor has it that Lometa will be offline for a couple of days later this week, and I thought it might be fun for
E2 to help her in her search for a
perfect puppy. Those of you who know her well already should be able to provide
her with some insightful perspectives on the topic I'd reckon. And those of you
who haven't had the pleasure of meeting the Lady LoLo, here's a reading
assignment Go read any 20 of Lometa's brilliant writeups. Immediately. Yes, I
mean it, shoo!
So, below, you'll find my perfect puppy for Lometa, and I'd like to invite
the rest of you to give it a few minutes and drop your puppy right here in the
daylogs. When she returns, she'll find our accumulated efforts and I think
she'll grace us with a few smiles.
Here's the Rules
- Whimsical, factual, historical, referential, ironic, sappy and silly are
all fine. In fact, it all good, but if you insult her in any way I will
track you down and make you eat nodegel until you apologize until she
forgives you. And she has a LONG memory.
- This whole thing stays in the daylogs.
- Let's each give her our best advice, but keep it on topic.
- As the New Yorker Magazine says, "Brevity is appreciated."
- Please add this headline topic to all contributions: "Lometa's Perfect
- No matter when you write your puppy, post it in this node February 26, 2004.
Here's my own offering, subject to continuous revisions...
Lometa's perfect puppy should:
... be smart as a whip, because she is. In
the words of someone who knows her well, "Dat Lo is one
... be fierce when necessary, because she needs
a stout hearted companion when things get tough.
... be patient enough to sleep at her feet for many long hours while
... be a bit strange looking, because she
admires the more difficult kinds of beauty that others sometimes miss.
... make that soft dawggy snoring sound when sleeping, cause it's the next best thing to
having a large cat in your lap.
... be friends with everyone, except the UPS
... always be excited to see her, just like the
rest of E2 is when she drops in here from time to time.
... quite obviously, Lometa's perfect puppy should be a smart, fierce, patient, funny lookin, snoring, friendly, loving
Dalmatian dawg. D'Oh!
Lometa says re February 26, 2004: ohhhyer sneaky ! *L* Ahh this is so sweet! *tighthuggles and a kiss on the cheek* thank you.*smiles*
(Thanks to all of you! -gom)