Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Well, Sh**!

yet again.

It's been quite the challenge naming my little pup. She's such a little shit and that's all she ever seems to do. Inside, outside, day and night. Poo, poo, poo. It doesn't seem to matter if I am home, awake, in the same room or not. Sometimes she does it up to five times a day! For such a little thing she sure is full of it. It has to be said that she does seem to be making a little progress and for that, I am so very proud of her. She sits in front of the back door and gives me a look, "Mom. Gotta go again." Unfortunately, I can not hear a look and it goes unnoticed. By the time I see her it may be too late. We need to work on getting her to use her 'words'. I picked that up from some moms I know that tell their kids, "Use your words." I wonder if it works with puppies.
On the order of being a little shit, she seems to be on a mission: Chew and Destroy. Every thing I own is now on the table, in a drawer, on my bed, thrown into the laundry room or stuffed into the hamper. Next, I'll need to levitate my furniture. On the up-side, my house is so TIDY! In order to keep sane, I'll need to adopt a more positive way of thinking. Upon seeing the shredded, unrecognizable item and thinking to myself, "I am going to kill that little shit!", I need to say to myself, "I didn't need that lap top charger anyway", or "Who needs three remote controls? I'll get exercise getting up and changing the channel."
So, a name came to me that seems to fit her perfectly. I think it's quite cute and she seems to respond to it. Some are not too fond of it, telling me it's gross or just plain dumb (thanks for the constructive criticism, 'C'). In my opinion, it may be the cutest version of the word Shit ever muttered.

Dookie! It just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

Let me leave you with this little snippet I received in an email today. I think it's a sign.

"The Most Functional English Word"

Shit may just be the most functional word in the English language.

You can smoke shit, buy shit, sell shit, lose shit, find shit, forget shit,
and tell others to eat shit.

Some people know their shit,
while others can't tell the difference between shit and shineola.

There are lucky shits, dumb shits, and crazy shits.
There is bull shit, horse shit, and chicken shit.
You can throw shit, sling shit, catch shit, shoot the shit, or duck when the shit hits the fan.

You can give a shit or serve 'Shit on a Shingle'.
You can find yourself in deep shit or be happier than a pig in shit.

Some days are colder than shit, some days are hotter than shit.
Some days are just plain shitty.
Some music sounds like shit, things can look like shit, and there are times when you feel like shit.

You can have too much shit, not enough shit, the right shit, the wrong shit or a lot of weird shit.

You can carry shit, have a mountain of shit, or find yourself up shit creek without a paddle.
Sometimes everything you touch turns to shit.
Other times, you fall in a bucket of shit and come out smelling like a rose.

When you stop to consider all the facts, it's the basic building block of the English language.
And remember, once you know your shit, you don't need to know anything else.
You could pass this along if you give a shit or not do so if you don't give a shit.
Well, Shit.
It's time for me to go.
I just wanted you to know that I do give a shit and I hope you have a great day, without a bunch of shit.
But, if you happen to catch a load of shit from some shit-head, just remember...
Shit Happens.

~Author Unknown

Thanks for that one, 'Stevens-with-a-V'.

Currently scrubbing the kitchen floor while watching South Park and listening to Green Day!


kimmyk said...

I love the name Dookie for your puppy!

She's cute...and yeah all puppies go through that chew and destroy phase. Let's just hope it never gets to the extent that Miss Maggie caused me. [Walls, couch, carpet, doggie door, antique rocking chair...]


But I love her just as you love your new little one.

This was a sweet post!

Lori said...

Hmm, Dookie sounds very fitting at the moment, but maybe hopefully she will outgrow it. Maybe you could name your puppy Duke and the current nickname could be Dookie! Just an idea. (Im a fan of name it this and call it that)

lisa said...

Hang in there! I promise that it gets easier. My pup is now 5 and we've had her since she was 7 weeks. I love the name Dookie. It has a certain ring to it!

Ingrid said...

Dookie is an adorable name. It needs to NOT be associated with it true meaning (which is it even in the dictionary?? Does it HAVE meaning aside from pop culture??) and just be seen as a cute name for a cute little girl. I LOVE it and if it suits her and she answers to it and it rolls off the tongue then so be it. Dub her Dookie for all time! BTW just looked - NOT in the dictionary - not an offcial dictionary anyway - just the urban dictionary, and who cares what THAT says : )

Mandy Lou said...

So glad to be past early puppy-hood! Our pup is just past 2 - she's got the potty-training down, but she still chews (a lot). We take out "good dog insurance" in the form of a Kong toy filled with peanut butter or spray cheese - guaranteed to give you an hour or so of destruction free bliss!

Love the name Dookie, super cute! Though our girl is named George and we get nothing but questions, so be prepared.

Wendy said...

I like it! It rolls right of the tongue. It is easy to yell and it seems to fit her. Well done!

Sandi said...

I like the name! Wouldn't like the poop too much.

Jenni said...

Dookie's cute! Even if it is a bit gross (have to agree with C there, sorry). But honestly, who hasn't thought of thier dog as a "little shit?" It's all part of the puppy package!

It sounds like you are having fun with her despite her Chew and Destroy mission!