Sean

My neighbors Patrick and Michael have a small pack of small dogs. None of those dogs can be more than ten pounds. Patrick runs the hospital for the Humane Society and that’s the source of their ever-growing gang. A few days ago Michael was coming in from a walk with the brood and I noticed the new member. Sean. He’s one of those dogs who looks like a teeny deer — short, glossy red hair and long skinny legs. He’s sort of prancy. I sat on the step to say hello to the new edition, who is quite friendly and curious.

His curiousity factor was amplified, I noticed, by his doggy head cock a la the RCA Victor guy listening to the gramaphone. But the weird thing was he never dropped that pose. So I said to Michael, “Is there something… wrong with his ears?” I was thinking maybe he had an ear infection, which was making him hold his head funny. And Michael said, “Oh no. When he was a puppy someone stuffed him in a tiny bag and tied it closed. His head was pushed way over to the side and his neck was injured. NOW HIS HEAD IS STUCK THAT WAY FOREVER.”

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12 responses to this post.

  1. That sounds like a little miniature pinscher. Devilish little dogs, and too smart for their own good.

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  2. That sounds like a little miniature pinscher. Devilish little dogs, and too smart for their own good.

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  3. That sounds like a little miniature pinscher. Devilish little dogs, and too smart for their own good.

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  4. That sounds like a little miniature pinscher. Devilish little dogs, and too smart for their own good.

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  5. I want to drive up there and get him now.

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  6. I want to drive up there and get him now.

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  7. I want to drive up there and get him now.

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  8. I want to drive up there and get him now.

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  9. It would be worth your while. He’s a delightful little guy. Although you may have to fight Patrick and Michael for him.

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