Monday, February 16, 2009

The Little Black Dog and Cosmic Balance

It amazes me that our Little Black Dog has so many pet hates. A dog whose heart beats with so much love that he has to release it through the beat of his tail. Whose eyes shine adoringly at anyone that he adopts into his pack.

And yet he can hate with everything in him.

I had a letter to post and decided to walk up the hill to the postbox (am I not dedicated to my Skinny Cow objectives?). I took the LBD with me.

The postie (for those visiting from overseas - the postman, or alternatively "Area Manager - Residential Mail Distribution") came by on his motorbike and a little later I happened to be just about home when he recognised me. The LBD was ready for battle. His old arch enemy the postie was about to attack me by handing me the mail.

You might not realise how difficult it is to reach one hand out for the mail and control a frenzied dog at the same time. I'm glad the LBD is not any bigger than he is.

It has caused me to create a list of the LBD's pet hates:

  • Rattling trailers or utes;
  • Semi-trailers;
  • Earth moving equipment;
  • Vacuum cleaners;
  • Mowers and whipper-snippers;
  • Motorbikes;
  • Shovels and brooms;
  • Cats;
  • Dogs larger than him (particularly German Shepherds. Why would he want to take on a German Shepherd? In any confrontation, my money would not be on the LBD);
  • Being washed (he succumbs with the most long-suffering little face and body language);
  • Having his rear end and tail brushed;
  • Me going anywhere without him (particularly if I'm on foot);
  • The door bell.

It's almost like there is some cosmic balance he has to achieve between his loves and hates. But then, how much would the hate outbalance the love?

... Approximately None.


Swift Jan said...

They all seem like normal pet hates for dogs to me! Especially the postie!!
Classic. Your LBD is cute :)

(but then again I dont own a dog, so maybe then I wouldn't think it was cute?)

Givinya De Elba said...

Wow, you walked. I am not walking for fear of aggravating my most ouchy bits. I wonder if you actually asked the postie his complete job name just so you could blog it? I can just see you doing all your research before writing a blog post.

Femina said...

Did you mean to be funny with "pet hates" when talking about your pet, or was the laugh I got from that a bonus giggle?

Hippomanic Jen said...

Definitely a bonus giggle, I mean, OF COURSE I meant it!

Hippomanic Jen said...

Givinya, I confess that I did not ask the postie his official title. I just think that's what it SHOULD be.

Lilly's Life said...

Why do dogs hate the postie? Mine bit the postie and it became a big issue - I had to give him to my cousin who owns a farm. I am in love with LBD even with his foibles.

Jen said...

well that is some dog.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

LOL LBD is so cute . I want one just like him next ...:)
Our friend is a postie and he hates dogs who bite or bark and there are more than a few LOL.

our dog never get to see the postie becasue we have a long battleaxe driveway but he hates the man who reads our electricity meter or even if my DH open the box - he goes nuts.