Monday, June 21, 2010

The course of true love

This is Phoebe.



This is Otto.



They’re very much in love.





Otto and Sophie have been married for eight years. Now he wants to leave his wife. "I love her, you know. I'm just not in love with her."





Phoebe is in the throws of a moral delimna. And there's the age difference; she's 91, Otto is only 56. Plus, Phoebe already has a significant other. But when I reminded her Albert was waiting at home she said, "Albert who?"

37 comments:

  1. I found your blog last week and read through quite a bit. Love it! But I noticed there had not been any recent photos of Phoebe! I was worried :/. I am so glad her beautiful grey muzzle is looking at me today!

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  2. Daisy Dog, you are so sweet. Phoebe likes to get in 23 hours of beauty sleep so isn't always available for photo ops.

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  3. LOL! or should I say ROTFLMFAO!
    You are so funny!

    The part about the 23-hour beauty sleep reminds me of George Carlin's line, "What do dogs do on their day off? Their JOB is to lie around."

    WV: pouncion. A pantheon for rambunctious dogs.

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  4. Brunhilda Von BonerzJune 21, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    Poor darfling, I know how she feels.

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  5. Such drama! I'll be sure to tune in next week for As The Leash Tugs to see what happens.

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  6. Well, she's just a cougar at heart. Can't blame her a bit. :)

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  7. It doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little dogs don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. And that's a good thing, because dogs should never, ever have beans, expecially boxers.

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  8. Love it. And Annonie moose's coda, too

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  9. Uh, this is so hard to watch - she looks like she is just pining away... I do love a good-looking older bitch. Go for it Pheobs...if Demi can do it, so can you.

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  10. Poor Phoebe. That's a tough decision. But how could she forget Albert? He's so handsome!

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  11. Oh, phew! Like Daisy Dog, I was a little concerned at the Phoebe-free stretch of posts. I see now that she's merely been occupied with sleep ~ and matters of the heart. Completely understandable...

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  12. Wow, Phoebe. Dilemmas of the heart are the hardest. Sleep on it before disavowing Albert, OK?

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  13. The course of true love.....it's a dog's life pure and simple.

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  14. LOL! GOOD for Phoebe!

    When I asked my Grandma, while she was in her 90's, whether she was dating (or more) the "younger man" (~85) who walked her to her door occasionally at the retirement place, she said "Pssshhhhh, him, NO! I did that enough with Grandpa, been there, done that, got the t-shirt---this guy just walks me home, that's good enough for me!".

    Somehow, I suspect Phoebe feels the same way about Otto AND Albert!

    But, glad the old gal's got some spunk in her step!

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  15. I feel a bit sorry for Sophie, who seems to have no idea what's happening - or maybe she's trying to smile bravely like all those loyal wives who appear on camera with their husbands after they've been caught "hiking the Appalachian trail."

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  16. I like to think I play a part in keeping up Phoebes good looks through the miracle of photoshop. She looks to be ready for her next appointment.

    If "Albert Who" gets lonely we can hook him up with Peoples. You know, (The love that dare not speak it's name)

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  17. This is a romantic story, but ... will it last?

    One year of meditation (23 hours sleep) .... does that give the answer?

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  18. Matters of the heart are too complex to be solved with less than 23 hours per day meditation, which, to the untrained, looks like sleep.

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  19. The one reason I know Phoebe will never run away with Otto is that no one but me would pay the ridiculous price for her Senior, low-fat, fish-based, prescription-only, canned diet.

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  20. Phoebster,
    I know you've been sleeping around, but listen to me and listen good. GO FOR THE YOUNGER GUY. You'll thank me later. Don't worry about Albert, he can come south to Chez Virg and have a little fried okra and he'll be fine.
    Virg

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  21. I was amused and charmed for awhile, but I became incoherent and loud when I read this: "And there's the age difference; she's 91, Otto is only 56."

    (I thought Albert was more like a half-brother).

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  22. We can't teach you humans everything about life, KB. So, don't learn this lesson from us.

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  23. Miss Daisy would like to announce her availability if Albert should suddenly find himself without a partner...though our Daisy girl's more like 98, and she's moving to the mountains up north so it would have to be a long distance relationship...she also has a special diet, a chicken breast per meal with her small amount of no grain dry food...or rice if she's stressed...

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  24. Albert's 21, but he likes older women, especially those who don't steal his tennis balls.

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  25. Three things are in Miss Daisy's favor...even though she's a Golden RETRIEVER, she doesn't even know how to retrieve a ball...in addition, this would be a long distance relationship so no need to hide the balls...and Daisy's preferred activity these days is to lie in the hallway between where the Hubman is and I am, occasionally getting up to shift positions.

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  26. Reading while on vacation . . . this drama is just my speed these days. Let us know how it unfolds.

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  27. L'amour est la Guerre.

    Phoebe's still got it and that gives all us chicks hope. I think she should lead Otto on and on and that Sophie should accept that fact that she'll just be a footnote in this drama. Maybe she could start blogging? Albert will be fine, he has all those babes down at the County Extension Agency and his own fan club.

    wv quill
    I like a well quilled soap opera.

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  28. That doggone Paula's showing a mean streak again. Poor Albert. Next time I sing "Ol' Shep" it'll be for him, and you wymyn will just have to chew yer rawhide.

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  29. Poor Phoebe! Poor Otto! Poor Sophie! I don't worry about Albert, I imagine he's blissfully unaware.

    Chieftess, from the looks of Daisy's profile I think Boz is her soulmate.

    Hiker, this ruins the cute dog post I had planned for tomorrow. I'll have to go the serious route. Anyone looking for a pooch check in with me Thursday, I know a charmer looking for a home. Or check in with me now, why wait?

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  30. Peoples is easy to please. Albert choose Peoples

    wv: interspeciesbeastiality

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  31. So is the moral of this story that there could possibly be hope pour moi? I like balls, I mean tennis balls too! :)Damn, I've been in Paris too long it seems.
    V

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  32. If Phoebe's 92 and Otto is 56, doesn't that make Phoebe a Cougar instead of a Dog?

    WV: unwivess - what Phoebe will be if she dumps Otto for a younger version.

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  33. Come to think of it, Petrea...I do believe there was a little kindling trying to start a fire between Boz and Miss Daisy at the last SGV Bloggers picnic...Daisy's head may turn for the handsome Albert, but Boz may very well be her soulmate!!!

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  34. B52, I'm so ashamed - I just can't help it, I get so caught up in my Soap Opera Blogs...

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  35. First Al and Tipper, and now this. The world is a sad, sad place.

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