This blog covers everything except sports and gardening, unless we find a really good link about using dead professional bowlers for mulch. The author is a StarTribune columnist, has been passing off fiction and hyperbole as insight since 1997, has run his own website since the Jurassic era of AOL, and was online when today’s college sophomores were a year away from being born. So get off his lawn.

Posts about Pets

Dog lovers: this is your reality show

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: January 19, 2010 - 2:42 PM

It's possible this is a plot by an enemy government, intended to bring national productivity to a halt while everyone watches puppies and neglects their work: the Shiba-Inu Puppy Live Stream. And with puppies, "Live Stream" is quite accurate.

We've been thinking of getting a Shiba; marvelous-looking dogs, much like a compressed - if much more self-satisfied - version of my own mutt. People have warned us they can be difficult, but I've heard this said about every breed that isn't a Lab. My dog's compliant, but put a pizza in the house and he's unmanageable; if he had access to firearms he'd herd us into the corner at gunpoint and eat the whole thing. Scraps for us? Forget it. You got hands and money, pal. Order another. 

Video of the day

Posted by: James Lileks Updated: July 31, 2009 - 1:32 PM

 Poor dogs. If only nature already equipped them with something soft that could keep them warm. I don’t know what you’d call it, but it would be less humiliating than this. 






I'll admit it: once I put my dog in a faux-leather jacket for Halloween, and I don't think such a baleful look has been given since someone showed up at the bar where Hemingway hung out and passed around pictures of him as a kid, dressed up in girls' clothing. 







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