The Presurfer links to this mysterious Alien Dog story
In 1985 Pat Weissleader stepped out of her house one day and found a strange dog sitting on her porch. Completely hairless except for a thatch on its head and another at the end of its tail, the dog resembled no dog she had ever seen before.Despite its odd appearance, she felt an unusual attachment to it, and took it in.
Even though it is a daily occurance for boynton to have at least one where have these mysterious canines come from cri-de-coeur moments, she felt an unusual attachment to this story.
Boynton is now looking at Flo in a new light. Her appearance is definitely odd.
"Your dog has rolled in something!" a stranger called out to boynton in the park today.
"No, she just sat too close to the radiator" boynton answered, looking at the big tiger-like stripes on her already mottled generous grey back. A brand. A brand of defiance, strangeness, an alien dog.
Further research by Pat Weissleader revealed the alien dogs were" called Xoloitzcuintli pronounced Sho-Lo-Eats-Queent-Lee"
Maybe boynton has to look anew at the mysterious Flo, called Blue Heeler, pronounced She-got-roo-loose-in-top-paddock. Branded.
Comments: alien dog
While Boynton blogs, Flo burns!!!
Posted by Nora at June 30, 2003 09:47 PM
Well, now we know what breed Superman's dog Krypto was.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 30, 2003 09:49 PM
Yes Nora, I may have a slight blogging problem...
but as I said to the woman in the park/a "It happened very quickly! I'm not *that* neglectful"...(wherever *that* may be)
and Gummo, Superman had a dog? Had I known that I may have switched over from "Lassie"
Posted by boynton at July 1, 2003 12:50 PM
The dog was only in the comic books. I think there was a cat too. In fact, given that Earth was liberally showered with all sorts of creatures when the planet Krypton exploded, I'm surprised that no super cockroaches turned up. (Although we shouldn't ignore the possibility that Krypto might have had a few super fleas).
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 1, 2003 02:26 PM
funny how abductees never notice the fleas.
meanwhile I suspect that we earthlings are breeding super fleas with every flea treatment applied
Posted by boynton at July 1, 2003 02:58 PM
Possibly - in the long run we may run out of effective flea treatments (or effective treatments which won't have bad side effects for the dog). But it's nowhere near the problem we have with antibiotics. Yet.
And I think that flea treatments are preferable to having your house infested by a lot of pesky little ectoparasites which will go for you if the dog isn't handy.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at July 1, 2003 03:53 PM
Yes it was an empty lament, as I purchase and apply the miracle flea treatments regularly. Have to, as doug (or derg, as his last vet called him) has the dreaded allergy that compels him to self-mutilate within 24 hours of first flea bite.
They don't seem to like me, fortunately. Touch dog.
Posted by boynton at July 1, 2003 04:02 PM
Posted by Pithy at July 1, 2003 05:02 PM
I wonder if X's feature in the spelling of that one, pithy?
Posted by boynton at July 1, 2003 11:39 PM