Sunday, December 06, 2009

Sunday Brunch

Welcome to the Dogman's Den. I hope everybody is having a peaceful and enjoyable Sunday. This week, the weekly recap of stories has been moved from Friday to Sunday, and this will remain the regular day for the week in review.

Monday, the virtues of old dogs were extolled. Puppies might be cuter, adult dogs might be more alert and accommodating, but if you ask me, there's nothing on earth sweeter than an old dog. Maybe their breath isn't the sweetest, but everything else is. If you need a dog (and everybody does) consider adopting an older one, not just because no one else will, but because they're the best! Read about old dogs here.

Next up was "The Impassable," a chilling tale about an early fear of Karen's first Seeing Eye dog, Lyric. To read, "The Impassable," click here.

Clothes make the man, and Holden's sweater made the dog. Sick, that is. An interesting look at the sort of things dogs train themselves to do, that perhaps provides some insight into their thought processes. Or perhaps not. What do I know? I'm just a simple Dogman. Read about "Holden's Sweater" here.

The Dogman had a problem at a large pet store this week, and got really peeved. Fortunately, the problem has been resolved, due to this posting and a letter sent to the large pet store in question's corporate headquarters. A lesson has been demonstrated here that you should attend to. When you feel your consumer rights have been abridged, when a retailer treats you in an unfair manner, make some noise and don't just take it. I'm one of the most confrontational people around, and even I don't like having to go medieval on a retailer, but now, instead of being out $35 I'm up $70, I won't have the same problem at that store, and, I daresay, none of my neighbors and friends who shop there will have a similar problem. So I guess that makes me sort of a hero. I can live with that.

Finally, this week, the most popular story from the Den, ever, was posted on Friday. I understand why so many people were reading it on the internet. It's a really good story. Read "Things to Do in Albuquerque When You're a Dead Dog," right here.

Tomorrow, being Monday, I will hand control of this site over to Levi, so he can present the latest in his "My Turn" series of opinion pieces. I've tried to get some idea of what he'll be writing about this week, but Levi's not talking. I guess we'll have to wait. In the meantime, this page takes you to all of Levi's previous columns.


who wouda thunk it?? said...

I do have to say the "things to do" title ws one of the catchiest I have ever read on blogger.
Can't wait to see what Levi has to pass on to us this week in all his canine wisdom

Rich Sands said...

You're 100% right! It IS a good story, but without the title, far fewer would have read it. I'm only 52 days into blogging and learning by blundering. I have no doubt a reasonably intelligent person would have realized that the "catchy title" was at least as important as the content. A lot of my pieces are just as good as "Things to do..." but have less provocative titles. "Holden's Sweater." What an AWFUL title! If I'd named it, "How to Give Your Dog Parvo at Will," or something, it would have been much more widely read. A "Eureka" moment, but that's only because I'm a dumb ass!

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