Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Of Pets and Men

I took today off as my wife had in-patient surgery for a torn rotator cuff this morning. She is doing well and right now is resting comfortably on the other side of the couch.

I haven't read any of his books in years, but my daughter gave me her copy of Stephen King's "The Eyes of the Dragon" last week and I took it to have something to read in the waiting room during my wife's surgery. On page 21 I read this:

"[...] When dogs are excited and confused, they may bite; when men are excited and confused, they may fight. Dogs are great pets because they are loyal, but if a pet is all a man is, he is a bad man.

[...] A dog is just as eager to lick the hand of a bad master as he is to lick the hand of a good master, because dogs don't know the difference between good and bad. A dog will eat slops, vomit up the part his stomach can't stand, and then go back for more."


Anonymous said...

My friend, you have truly captured the essence of Joe Biden. And my first wife.

sig94 said...

Nickie - you can beat this man like a rented mule and he'll still come slinking back to the cabin begging for scraps.