Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tell me again. Why can't Pekingnese be in blogs?



Why am I never in your blog? I'm a good dog. I behave. I don't ask for much. You showed me off once before in my yellow rain slicker but it was embarrassing and I think you were trying to make fun of me. I'm a proud animal with a royal pedigree. My ancestors were Chinese and I was known as the Lion Dog or Foo Dog due to my resemblance to Chinese guardian lions. (I can't believe you haven't see all the super-duper porcelain statues of me in every antique store!) Can't you see? LION dog. My ancestors were the all-time favorite pet of the Chinese Imperial court, and the name relates to the city of Beijing where the Forbidden City resides - a beautiful place that has a pillow waiting for my royal backside (if you ever decide to not feed me.)

During the Second Opium War, in 1860, the Forbidden City was invaded by British troops. Five Pekingese were taken to England and one was presented to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, who named it Looty. See, all royal through and through.The Chinese Empress Dowager presented a Peke to several Americans, including John Pierpont Morgan and Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt. So, in answer to my question, Why am I not in your blog EVERYDAY, you might want to rethink your decision. My great, great, greats were all treated with more respect then I get around this Florida household. (90 degree temperatures and 95 percent humidity. What do you think I am? A short-haired ankle-biter? Please, sir! Plus the gorgeous Gucci dog, who lives with Lois at the Skoog Farm, gets to run free. All day. (Go see for yourself. It's a wonderful blog for animals and humans alike.) And chase horses. Go Gucci, go! I want her to see me on the big screen. Or the laptop's OK, too.) Plus, another thing. I can't find my silk pillow to lounge on all day and the help ignores me much of the time. What do I need to do to get some attention...and respect? Show my teeth? - SIGNED - Dr. Porter

8 comments:

  1. I have to say, they are not a dog I have ever taken to, but then I have neither a dog nor a cat, so what do I know.

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  2. You're a real star Dr Porter.

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  3. I can never get this straight, is it an over-bite or an under-bite? Regardless, I love educated dogs!

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  4. You can come live at my house if it gets too unbearable Dr. Porter! It's not much cooler up here though.

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  5. Please show more respect for this Lion Dog. Dr Porter is so handsome.

    Just found you through Julie at Scottsdale Daily. I'd sure love to see a color photo of Glen Canyon before the dam. Am putting you on my list. Nice blog.

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  6. I think Dr. Porter may have a point. I'm not sure what it is other than Peke's are a royal pain ... no, wait, that's not it. He should be treated more royally than he already is, but I have a feeling that would be impossible.

    Dr. Porter, it's been nice getting a peak at a really cute Peke.

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  7. I was owned by two Pekes years ago, both new exactly what they wanted. You know from my blogs that Bryan and Jarvis the Papillons are regulars as both share most of our adventures, and run around after rabbits and crows, so come on lets see Dr. Porter doing amazing things.

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  8. Hey Dr. Porter...if you come up North to get out of all that heat, I will show you around the farm and you can get all dirty!
    Gucci

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