05
Mar
10

For those who read “I don’t like dogs”

As I walked home from work yesterday, I crossed the street to avoid three largish dogs that were tussling and growling.  Their owners were nearby chatting, but they weren’t on leaches.  Then I passed a man, his little dog on a leach and a green plastic bag in his hand.  Since I was walking and my ipod was in my bag, my mind wandered.  What will archeologist think of all those little green bags of poo?  My mind then turned to this weird little thing it always has a way of finding.  When I was 15 and stuck in the back of class I didn’t want to be in, I found a stash of old Reader’s Digest.  There was a funny little story of what archeologists would think if they unearthed the average motel room.  It described how the black box with the glass opening was an alter that served two gods “MovieA” and “MovieB”.  (As I said, they were old – and so am I.) If those same explorers found our age’s little laminated bags of canine feces, would they not think we worshiped dogs?

I then passed a stop sign with a flier on it.  I didn’t think twice about it and walked past.  But, something caught my eye and I had to go back to see I saw what I thought I saw.  I saw the word “kid” and I was alarmed that there was a missing child.  That was not the case, however.  The flier is below.  It reads “Missing dog/kid”.  In other words, “please help us find our dog because we have lost all sense of perspective and think of our pet as a child.”

And a few millennia from now, those archeologist might not be so far off.

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2 Responses to “For those who read “I don’t like dogs””


  1. 1 jon
    March 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I wish I could find the dog. Id call and say, “I’ll return your dog. No reward. Just promise to get into therapy.”

  2. March 30, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    A dog kid, wow. Some dog owners really go over the top with how they treat their pet. More often these people lack children too.


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