Puppy pressure

I always start paining for a puppy at this time of year.  I’ve talked about getting a puppy for eons now but as someone who can’t take care of his house plants, I’m not sure it’s a good idea. Previously, I held off because – with training for Ironman USA – I wasn’t home much and it wouldn’t be fair to puppy-raise with so little quality time at home. The puppy pressure started when I dog-sat Dab’s oh-so-cute chihuahua (which I continue to mispronounce ‘chew-huey-huey‘ instead of ‘chi-wah-wah’), Diablo. Now, I must admit, I dog-sat for like 3 months when Dab was living with me (in my tiny junior bachelor) after the Allie debacle. And I must admit it was summer so taking Diablo downstairs and out to pee-pee and etc was not a problem. But think of it now? In winter. With snow! …. hmmmmmm…..

Adding to the puppy pressure is the fact my sister, who I love dearly but who is the last person needing a puppy in her life at the moment, bought a bichon frise puppy last week.  Bichon frises look like large cotton puffs.

1) Sis with Chloe; 2) stock photo of older Bichon

Cute? Hmmmm… for me a chew-huey-huey it will be. A puppy who I can train to do his business in a litter box, and who I can carry in a LV bag when wandering through Holts (gawd, no, I really hate Holts), and who I can buy cutesy Buryberry apparel for.

Okay, but back to Blee’s party post from yesterday for a second and an email exchange between Blee, G and I today about someone we’ll call Ms X. It makes more sense to read this from the bottom up.

<start email exchange>

—–Original Message—–
From: Brent
Sent: December 19, 2005 12:31 PM
To: Blee, G
Subject: RE: I WAS WRONG!!!

Mean? Moi? … Well, remember, I had the best of training from the “Four Mean Girls” … I guess deep down I’m just a token guy hoping to graduate to Mean Girlhoodness.

—–Original Message—–
From: Blee [mailto:xxxx@xxxx.com]
Sent: December 19, 2005 12:27 PM
To: Brent; G
Subject: RE: I WAS WRONG!!!

You boys are sooo mean!! I thought this was the season to be nice.  I do agree though that she tends to speak down to people, though I’m not sure if she is aware of it or not.  She talked about her ex-fiance too?  Gee I guess I missed the whole conversation.

—–Original Message—–
From: Brent [mailto:xxxxxx@xxxxxx.ca]
Sent: December 19, 2005 12:11 PM
To: Blee; G
Subject: RE: I WAS WRONG!!!

I can confirm – having sat beside her – that she spoke of both HK and Tokyo (in a sort of “I’ve-one-upped-you” tone of voice)

Lovely girl but all I could think was, damn, her fiance should have gone right out and bought a lottery ticket when the wedding was called off … He is the luckiest guy alive!

—–Original Message—–
From: Blee [mailto:xxxxxx@xxxxxxxx.com]
Sent: December 19, 2005 12:06 PM
To: G; Brent
Subject: RE: I WAS WRONG!!!

Which townhouses is she in??  When did she talk about HK and Tokyo etc….??  I’m going to celebrate G being WRONG tonight with a glass of champagne!!! Heehee….

—–Original Message—–
From: G [mailto:xxxx@xxxx.ca]
Sent: December 19, 2005 11:49 AM
To: Blee; Brent
Subject: I WAS WRONG!!!

Looks like Ms X is our new neighbour living on [street deleted].  Ironic that we had looked at the same townhouses – luckily we both didn’t like them.

I had a bet with Brent that Ms X would mention Hong Kong ( I have not met her once where she hasn’t mentioned HK or her house).  And may I be the first to admit I was WRONG and lost the bet.

Ms X had exceeded my expectations and mentioned not only HK but her house AND highschool in TOKYO!!!  Enough said.


<end email exchange>

The ‘Mean Girl’ reference refers to our Amazing Race Toronto team – Four Mean Girls and a Token Guy. We did two races this year – one in June where we finished 7th out of 224 teams! The second on a very chilly and rainy Saturday in October where we finished … well …. let’s just say we weren’t 7th. Argghh.

Team Four Mean Girls & A Token Guy relax after competing

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