Sunday, July 23, 2006

Dog Unexpected

Friends called on us at the last minute to look after their dog for a couple of days because the kennel had closed earlier than expected and they were off on holiday. Their golden retriever Rocket (not a stranger to this blog - When a dog is not a dog) arrived in the afternoon and has been (so far) a well behaved guest.

Sanjay has had 3 walks this morning in temperatures of 85, 95, and 105. After the third walk, Sanjay stopped asking for walks.

I supposed I should mention how Rocket became Sanjay. Yesterday evening, left to his own devices, he started nosing through the Bhagavad-Gita. This surprised me because I thought he was a Christian dog and would have chosen the King James' or perhaps Gideon's - but no, it was the Bhagavad-Gita. I watched for a while and then called out a few Hindu names.

When I said Sanjay he left the Bhagavad-Gita and came running over. There is no doubt that he is a reincarnation of a Hindu called Sanjay, and so he has been renamed and is far more responsive to this new name.

This leads me to a question. Have you ever left your dog with anyone and when you've come back discovered that it has a new name?


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... Looks just like my Golden in the pool although Sanjay is missing his ball and he doesn't have his summer cut. I'm fairly sure my Golden is not a reincarnated Hindu as he mostly answers to Dipshit which I am fairly positive is not a Hindu name. Although I could be wrong.

Guy Ellis said...

I don't believe that dipshit is but during my research to find out if that was a fact or not I discovered this page:
which is the Are you a dipshit? quiz.

The result of my submissions to the dipshit quiz where:

Grading program not complete yet. Your score for future reference is:
% 9 (306)

Although no formal grading process exists yet, you're most likely a dipshit. Check back later.