Thursday, October 27, 2005

Of Piggies and Tall Dogs

Last night I ate my first piece of swine! Mom wasn't overly delighted that Dad shared his Chinese pork ribs with me as she does not eat any Piggy products, but boy they sure were delish. I got BBQ sauce all over the floor and my paws, again much to the delight of Mom. Not.

But then again Mom wasn't in the best of spirits as she and Dad went to see the Body Worlds exhibit at the Franklin Institute (Science Museum) and she found it rather nauseating to see dead bodies on display. I heard her tell Dad she was quite horrified at what was under her skin after seeing the human body up close. Every time she munched on her sesame chicken she was heard to say to Dad, "I'm picturing the passage of this food through my body and I feel grossed out!" Dad didn't seem bothered, he ate the ribs, chicken and won ton soup!

Hallelujah the rain has stopped! It's also quite sunny but it's still very cold. Dad turned on the heat in our house and I was quite fascinated to feel the hot air on my face when I stood over the vent.

I think I told you I am now sleeping with Mom and Dad in their bed and not under it. It's all very cosy but last night I fell off the bed in mid sleep. Or so Dad says. My theory is that I was "pushed" off while Dad was thrashing about in his sleep. I think it's time we got a bigger bed!

Speaking of which, can you imagine sharing your bed with a 7-foot Great Dane? This morning I read about the world's tallest dog named Gibson who is a three-year-old Harlequin Great Dane.
"Gibson stands over 7 feet tall when upright, but the official measurement is taken from paw to shoulder. The dog measured 42.6 inches in the summer of 2004 when the world record was certified, but his owner said he's still growing. "I've had Danes since 1981," said Sandy Hall. "I've never seen anything like this."

Me neither! But I sure would like to play with Gibson. I love big dogs!!