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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

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Location: California, United States

Friday, August 18, 2006

Spank the Dog

According to a poll reported in the New York Times, 50% of Americans believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction stashed somewhere. Despite all evidence to the contrary.

I'm not posting the link because I forgot to snag it and then the old 'puter crashed. But it's easy enough to find the NYT online if you're interested. My question is this: are Americans getting dumber? No need to give me an answer.

So, this morning, the dog proved me a liar and barked her fool head off in the kitchen at about 0630. Waving her head from side to side, whites of her eyes showing, she continued to bark for the sheer joy of barking.

I finally had to tap her on the butt with 2 fingers. That's all it takes to make her cower under the bed for about 15 minutes. And it is only the second time that I have resorted to something like that. Still, I felt huge and mean.

TGIF. I'm thinking I need to be sick on Monday.

6 Comments:

Blogger Michelle O'Neil said...

Yes, definately Americans are getting dumber. Two scientists at the last DAN! conference I went to said they keep making the IQ tests easier to throw us off the trail!

1 in 6 kids now have developmental delays.

Not that there's anything wrong here...with our environment, our educational system, or our soul as a nation. Nothing to see here....move along.

P.S. Don't sweat the two finger swat. Gotta establish alpha dog status for a more peaceful existance for both of you....oh...and the neighbor.

9:21 AM PDT  
Blogger Syd said...

Have you any idea how difficult it is for me to resist making a crack about YOU needing a two fingered "tap?"

just imagine the huge cheesy grin I have right now, LOL

9:36 AM PDT  
Blogger Vanda said...

Sorry to tell you this Pammy but I think that you are coming down with something. Three days in bed, reading, drinking wine and eating what everthe hell you want to.

Tell them that your Dr. Vanda said so!

1:07 PM PDT  
Blogger scout said...

If I'm following your train of thought, we should lightly tap Americans on the head whenever they say something asinine or profess approval for the Administration (redundant, I know), but then we should feel mildly guilty for having resorted to physical measures?

I'm good on the first part—though I hate to declare our long-term bumper sticker campaign a failure—but I just can't get behind feeling guilty for giving neocons, fundies, and morons a good crack on the skull when I'm only doing what's best for them.

1:30 PM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

I always feel guilty when TRYING to discipline Roxie. She doesn't listen to me, but obeys Doris. I watch Dog Whisperer, but I guess I'm still too whimpy. Hence, she's naughty little schnauzer!

Hey Pam, are you going to do that meme going around???

8:59 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Oh dear Michelle. I'm not sure I wanted scientific proof. I'd rather think of myself as old and crabby. ~sigh~

You're right about establishing alpha status. Jaz was pretty much the boss with her previous owners. Not a good thing if you want to be able to live with the critters.

Haaaaa Syd! I could probably use more than a 2 fingered swat. Keeping me in line is a full time job ;^)

I'm afraid, Vanda, that I will be there on Monday. But I do feel a sick day comin' on :o)

I wish a tap on the head is all it would take Scout. If that were it, I would be more than happy to volunteer my time as a Cross Country Head Thumper.

OK KMae. You win. I'll do the meme. But not because I enjoy talking about myself. This is only in the interest of the study of cultural phenomena ;^)

9:45 AM PDT  

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