Diary of a Network Geek

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Flirty Girl

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Dog and Pony Shows,Fun,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Personal,The Network Geek at Home — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:57 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

I was at the store with my bitch last night.
Everyone was flirting with her, of course. And spoiling her. Well, I spoil her, too. Last night was no exception. I’m talking about my Hildagard, naturally. I’d never refer to anyone else as a bitch, or quite as fondly.
I like to take her out riding in the car, especiall when we go to PetSmart. There’s weren’t any other dogs there last night, but there were plenty of people who cooed at my little red-head. She was more interested in the treats offered than the attention. And, I think she just about came unglued when she saw me put three rawhide bones into our cart. She got one last night, because it’s been too hot to take our walks and she needs something to keep her busy. The other small one I’m saving for when we have company in a month or so. I expect there will be movers that will get her all wound up, so I’ll want to give her something to keep her extra busy then, too. After that, I hope to have a divorce party and I’d like Hilda to be on her best behavior, so I figured I’d give her the largest rawhide bone then. A house full of people is sure to make her hyper, but I hope a three-foot hunk of rawhide will help calm her down.
I also got her doggie brownie mix. Yeah, that’s right. Carob brownies that you bake at home for your dog. Just add eggs and oil. I figure I’ll be too busy to really make everything from scratch, even for my favorite people, the dogs. But, I know several people who have dogs and I want to let them bring their dogs to this party, too. I have a big enough back yard to let them all run and play. (And, if I have time before hand, I’ll make them something out of Cooking the Three Dog Bakery Way or from Short Tails And Treats From Three Dog Bakery or maybe even from the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook. If pick something I can freeze, I can make it early, then throw it in the freezer and keep it until the party. Of course, I might cheat there, too, and just get the Three Dog Bakery Worlds Biggest Box \’O Beagels – Miniature Variety for all my canine compatriots.)
God, I spoil my dog. But she’s worth it. Hey, here’s a little advice from your Uncle Jim, “Spoil your pets a little. They love you more for just being you than any human being ever will.”

Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Be careful about the bridges you burn, because one might turn out to be the one you later want to cross."


  1. Haha. This post is so timely. The other day I received some Fancy Feast Dry Cat Food in the mail. I set it out and of course the cat liked it. Off to the grocery store I went and now she has TWO varieties of cat food down. What a spoiled rotten cat. I love it! šŸ™‚

    Comment by Orion — 8/23/2005 @ 7:10 pm

  2. Yeah, well, I figure for what Hilda gives me, it’s worth spoiling her a little. Besides, she’s a rescue dog. She came from a broken home and an unwed mother. Poor thing deserves a break!
    She’s also more devoted and loyal to me than any person I know, except, maybe, my mother.

    Comment by the Network Geek — 8/23/2005 @ 8:33 pm

  3. I know I saw a kitty treat cookbook from Three Dog Bakery, but I can’t find it on Amazon. There is this, though: The Kitty Treats Cookbook. So you can make home-made kitty treats. It’s a great way to practice baking skills and your cat won’t care if you didn’t get it quite right. At least, my dog doesn’t. šŸ˜‰

    Comment by the Network Geek — 8/24/2005 @ 9:33 am

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