The Games People Play (With Their Dogs)

Goblin Foo Uvula is the most wonderful dog in the world, but you knew that. If I were a millionaire, I’d take out a full-page ad in the New York Times with her life-sized photo, underneath of which I would write, “Hello!” in fifty-point type. Everyone who reads the New York Times will see that ad, and her cute little eyes will connect directly with their souls, and we’ll suddenly have world peace or a new designer on “Trading Spaces” or something.

Goblin’s favorite game is “I Bring You Hippoo, But I Take It Away Before You Can Grab It.” Her second favorite game is “I Bring You My Stuffed Squirrel, But I Take It Away Before You Can Grab It.” Her third favorite game is “I Bring You My Rope Toy, But I Take It Away Before You Can Grab It.” Hippoo, the stuffed squirrel, and the rope toy are drenched in saliva by the time they are presented, so grabbing them is not my top priority, but if I should happen to get a hold, a rip-roaring game of tug-of-war ensues.

We also like hide and seek.

Random Word of the Day
Mazzard: A wild sweet cherry, Prunus Avium, used as a rootstock for cultivated varieties of cherries. This noun is related to measles, also known as mazers spots.

Using the comments section below, please use mazzard in a sentence.

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