Friday, June 24, 2011

The Love of a Dog:


There was a time when I flirted with turning away from the Dark Side. No longer was I scowling at squishy grocery store patrons in line to buy beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets.

I was preoccupied with Lexie the Beagle, who had a voracious appetite for Marrobone treats. I also had to buy large rolls of paper towels for all the times I had to wipe up dog pee.

Babysitting a puppy is not easy, but it is rewarding. Lexie's playful exuberance brings a smile to my lips. She is so full of life and innocence. The dog just wants to be loved and give love back. The greatest feeling in the world is having a puppy sleep soundly against the warmth of your neck.

It worked. I spent hours reflecting on my life. Much of the past two years have been dedicated towards tennis and very little else. Battlefields are littered with disposed foes. I not only command the respect of each team captain, but rival players as well. Is it time to move on from living like a Terminator?

What about the Sci Fi book I began to write 6 years ago, but then stopped on page 48? What about making room in my life for a new partner? Hmm... really deep thoughts indeed!

I'm convinced Lexie's heroic mission was to find and rescue my cold dead heart. It's a brave new world.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Dan Cooney said...

That's sweet.

June 24, 2011  
Anonymous mike 0 said...

"the audience meets the hero of a movie for the first time. The hero does something nice — e.g. saving a cat—that makes the audience like the hero and root for him. According to Snyder, it is a simple scene that helps the audience invest themselves in the character and the story"

June 24, 2011  
Anonymous Chris from Da'ville said...

Awwww adorable photo! :)

I would suggest getting one for yourself - maybe a Corgi (and not because they are dwarf-legged - they are smart, big dogs in small body). My baby girl is 1/2 corgi as you know!

And you will find a guy - just make sure they like dogs! But remember, you can still be evil as necessary- to Corky-looking, no muscle tone beyatches!

June 24, 2011  
Blogger Raybeard said...

If Lexie can't get you back on the straight and narrow - well narrow, anyway - what hope have the rest of us got? Work your doggie magic, Lexie Sweetie!

June 24, 2011  
Blogger cb said...

Whatever you do, don't get a gay dog-- like a poodle or a dachshund.

June 24, 2011  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

WHATEVER CB!!! The gayest thing to do is to have a CAT or two.

June 24, 2011  
Blogger Kelly said...

GO LEXIE!!! We like the sweet shy Brett!!!

June 24, 2011  
Blogger Manhandler said...

Very cute.

June 24, 2011  
Anonymous Prickly Martin said...

Worry not, Brett... for it is just gas wnd will pass (it happens at 40ish)...just like your flirtation with nursing. Ultimately you will eat the beagle.

June 24, 2011  
Blogger Blobby said...

She's cuter than you are. I'm just sayin'...........

June 25, 2011  
Anonymous JC said...

Bwahahahahaha! The plot of all your evil tennis foes is now complete and they have used the prop puppy to turn you soft and squishy so that they can vanquish you on the courts as you run panting to lunge for a crosscourt forehand just out of reach. Soon you'll be shrieking like Sharapova.

June 25, 2011  
Blogger TonkaManOR said...

OMG, are you drunk?

June 25, 2011  

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