Sunday, May 3, 2009
The Canine Inspector Clouseau
I ran into the 1964 classic "A Shot in the Dark" on TV yesterday, and realized as I sat there that our dog Jim is like Inspector Clouseau in several striking ways:
1. He is stunningly clumsy; he has a particular talent for getting tangled in cords and falling over his own feet on the stairs.
2. He is not terribly bright; he often turns around to see where his own fart noise came from. This is apparently terribly confusing for him.
3. He is excellent at fending off Kato. Once when Mowgli was walking him and they were charged by a leashless German Shepherd, our meek, mild Jim put himself between the dog and Mowgli and got down to doggy business.
4. He makes us laugh.
5. Chicks dig him.