Today in Ontario is a holiday, Simcoe Day, named after a street in Oshawa (I think) . This morning E.g. and I took the furkids to Cherry Beach; we’ve cooked some of those nice things we got from the market Saturday; and I’ve done the laundry because tomorrow, my traditional laundry day, I will be working.
So: short, lazy entry today. I have made up some acronyms. Inspiration source: James Viscosi’s comment on Checkers’s art festival entry. James said something about Dennis the Vizsla probably being quite happy to swim through crowds of hominids. I couldn’t imagine Cai feeling that way, and I thought, “Dennis is a really people-oriented pooch.”
Here, then, are Turtle’s four classifications of dog, according to their orientation.
I. TOPs: Toy-Oriented Pooches. Cai would rather play ball than socialize with other doggies or be petted or enjoy bikkies or anything. He’s a TOP.
II. POPs: People-Oriented Pooches. Dennis the Vizsla will play with his housemates Tucker the Other Vizsla and Trixie the CSWM (Chow-Shepherd-Whatever Mix, as per her “about” page) . But he’d just as soon they weren’t there to steal precious mama-dadda time from its rightful recipient, him. He’s a POP.
III. SOPs: Sustenance-Oriented Pooches. Fergus forgets to chew his food (except pine cones) , he’s so excited to have it. He will hoover anything that has had even a whiff of edibility within the past five weeks. He may remove a finger with those cute baby teeth of his when reaching for a training treat. He worships the ground his mommies walk upon, as long as that ground is the kitchen floor. He’s a SOP.
COPs: Canine-Oriented Pooches. These extroverts just wanna have fun with other doggies, playing chase and tooth hockey, sniffing and licking each others, exploring nice smelly rolling spots on the lawn together. I suspect Checkers or Nash might belong in this category, but I’m not sure.
How about it, readers? What kind of dogs do you have?