Let's have some FUN!
This is my favorite commercial. Maybe ever. Because it's so sweet. Even at 40, your dad still sees that little girl. "Daddy! Okaaaay!"
I'm a sucker for kids and dogs - especially when they're both fighting sleep at the same time.
I heart Kathleen Madigan. Not everyone "gets" her humor. But I sure find her funny.
Today, I had this question from a 5th grader (hang in there because it starts out sad):
Obed: What do you if one of your neighbors is mean to his dog? Can you take it from him?
Me: No. That's what the Animal Cops are for. You call up L.A. Animal Services and report them.
Obed: Yeah, we tried that. They don't come. What if he's really, really mean? Like he hits it with a stick every day. Can you take it from him then?
Me: Well, you don't want to go up to him. If he's hitting the dog, who knows what he'll do to you?
Obed: Okay, but what if it's at night? If someone sneaks in and steals the dog? I hear that might be against the law.
Me: It is.
Obed: But why? He beats his dog. THAT should be agains the law.
Me: It is. That's why we keep calling Animal Control. We have mom film it and get it to the news. But we can't steal the dog. You'd have to go onto his property, which is called trespassing, and steal his dog, which is stealing. Two charges.
Obed: Okay, but what if you're just walking by...
At this point, I start laughing because I love that this doesn't just have compassion. He's got creativity and determination.
Me: I'm going to write a blog post about you.
Obed: My name is Obed. O-B-E-D. Okay, so if you're walking by and the gate just happens to come open and the dog comes out to say hi. If he follows you home, can you keep him then?
Me: Still can't keep him. You know where he lives so you legally have to take him back to his house.
Obed: If the owner isn't home?
Me: (sigh) Weeeeell, if the owner isn't home and one of your parents friends who really wants a dog just happens to be there and goes home with the dog and never brings him to your house to visit...
Me: But I'm NOT recommending that because even THAT would be illegal.
It's really hard when I hear stories (and, unfortunately, I hear them daily) about animals being abused. I can't do much to help those pets. I can plant seeds. I can recommend. Who knows if that will happen or not? This kid, though, made me laugh. The situation stinks for the dog at the moment, but with Obed in his corner, who knows what his future might hold? It's nice that he cares. These kids give me hope on bleak days.
We're off to Vegas for the weekend! We have a pet sitter staying with Lily all weekend. She'll get playdates with her boyfriend. She may have a better time than we do!
What about you - what are you up to this weekend?
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