Thursday, January 26, 2006

one reason for a dog to see a therapist


When people say a dog is either "show quality" or "pet quality" I wonder how that must make the dog feel. My dog had a few homes before he came to enjoy his life of luxury here with us. The last person who owned him gave him to a breeder to sell him. She told us he's "only pet quality" because he's too big for a Pomeranian. We tell him all the time that he should be the standard for Poms because he is so beautiful.

This cartoon is available on some products at my Cafepress Shop. I know, I need to take down the Christmas stuff. That is on my to-do list.

10 comments:

Imogene_Pix said...

Just a question. Have you seen the people who participate in Dog Shows? Why isn't someone assessing their quality as human beings and pet owners? I love my two dogs (pug and chihuahua), sure they're flawed, but I'll take them any day over any pedigreed pooch.

Jenn said...

You're right, the dogs should judge the people. That could be a cartoon.

EmmaSometimes said...

jenn,

From one Jen to another, hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a Calvin and Hobbes fan, too, although the only thing I draw is my breath. I think you were given my share of drawing talent, too..hehe.

I'll be back again!

~JennyBee

Michelle said...

I'd take a mut anyday over a pedigree pooch, they have so much more personality!

Nerdine said...
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Nerdine said...

the first dog we had the privilege to share our house with was something we call a "crossroad". you know the kind where you know the Mom has been out - probably where several roads meet and had fun with the first stud she could find. We have no idea who the father was, but the Mom was a collie. The son had NO resemlance to a collie. We called him Donkey since we had no idea how big he would end up...

Mr. Althouse said...

Years ago, when I was five or six, my parents bought a Dalmatian puppy from a breeder. He was papered and had national show winners for parents. Unfortunately (or fortunately) for him, he didn't have enough spots. Instead of a gruling show life, he was my first and best friend for over 15 years. I miss him.

Mike

uncle joe said...

Show quality vs. pet quality?

somehow I just got reminded of the verse in the Bible that says something like, "Whatever is first on earth will last in heaven". Pet quality is evidently heaven for our pooches.

Badoozie said...

i think that husbands should belong to this list too. i think uncle joe is pet quality.

i love dogs. do you think they have feelings? they seem to have jealousy, and fear, and also, mine knows when he has been naughty. if he doesn't greet me at the door, but instead stays on the couch, i know he's been naughty. be it the garbage can, poop on the floor, etc. i don't beat him or kick him, how does he know to be scared?

Jenn said...

My dog has all kinds of feelings.

Your dog would probably hide because he knows you'll be mad, even if you never hurt him, he doesn't like it if you're mad. I'm sure he's sorry.