Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Reverse Napoleon Complex

A while ago I read (part of) the Dog Whisperer's book in an effort to better understand my canines' psychological issues. The book begins with something like, "Dogs are dogs. They are not people in dog costumes." I remember thinking, Well, of course. Duh. Everyone knows that.

Except that's not true for my dogs.

Although I'm fairly certain someone like Kenny Baker doesn't reside within a gray and black furry costume, roaming our house for a soft spot to lay his drool-filled jowls while he contemplates how hard it is to have to sleep 23 hours a day, I think sometimes that Parker forgets (or maybe he doesn't know) he isn't human.

He doesn't like to spend too much time outside. He refuses to lay on the ground unless he has a cushion or a soft blanket. He won't drink out of a bowl. The list goes on.

He also doesn't know that he isn't a 12-pound dog.

Last weekend, in my crack high that is a Costco visit, I forgot that at 30 pounds, Sydney really isn't a tiny dog, and bought her a bed that is way too small.

Sydney humoring me.

Apparently, though, it isn't too small for Parker. Who is a petite 135 pounds. And nearly 6 feet tall on his back legs. Once I got out the new dog bed, Parker claimed it for his own and insisted on trying to curl up on it and sleep, no matter where I moved it.
Parker calling dibs on the sweet new bed.


Oh yes, it's under there.

Fits like a glove. A very, very small glove.


8 comments:

Diania said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Ben will be so jealous when he see's these pictures.

Oscar is 1/3 Dog, 1/3 Human and 1/3 cat.

Teri and Mark said...

Holy hannah! I love this! It's the perfect size for him!!

MandoRama said...

It looks like Parker has some strange abdominal growth in that last picture. Seriously though, I'll take that bed off your hands if you are going to toss it out, or if you don't want Zach using it as a hat, because Maui and Milo are always in need of more cozy spots in the cold, dark basement we now call "home".

Sarah said...

My dog's bed got claimed by the "garage" cat. Lynx is the cat who isn't allowed by the two indoor cats to step over the threshold. 3 cats...I'm turning into the scary old maid on the corner who dies alone and they find like 300 cats on her property and half of her face is eaten. Delightful.

Cichelli said...

I can just see him doing his best Chris Farley impersonation...

fat dog on a little bed...

except he's not fat. just HUGE. I'm glad my boys haven't gotten that big. yet.

Sarah said...

So I got home from the Castle Heights halloween carnival tonight and guess what? New garage cat, hangin' out. So now there's 4.

Teri and Mark said...

I love the Girbaud refernce on Natalie's blog! Hilarious!!

Kate Rosenvall said...

How cute are Sydney and little Muffin???