Remember that old expression, “It’s a dog’s world.” Well, we have found that world. It’s a little south, and warm year round, but it is unlike any number of places we have visited. The community in which we rent in PGA (Palm Beach Gardens) has about a thousand pampered puppies that are some kind of poodle and whatever mixes. Tyrone is is poopy heaven. And the best news is that everyone seems to clean up after their dog. This is not to say that everyone loves dogs here, but chances are you will not meet anyone who jumps away when approached by a 12 pound doe eyed white ball of fur— except one woman who worked at Target and didn’t see him in my shoulder bag, but then jumped.
DB and Tyty in the Studio
Let’s take a detour for just one minute. As long as we’re talking about poop. Drump loves nothing more than to be the center of attention. The best way for him to do this right now is to keep all of us guessing about whether or not he’ll keep the government open. He is like a six year old who says “mommy I’m not happy,” and continues to whine about his fucking wall, while children remain separated from their parents (for who knows how long) and contractors who work for the government in exactly the same jobs as civil servants, are not going to get back pay. Let me explain, the government has a limited number of slots in each agency. When they fill those slots and can no longer hire full time employees, they hire contractors. How’s that for educational poop?
Back to puppy poop. Tyrone, our little Prince does not know how to use the toilet. You are not surprised, right? My good friend Mush actually taught her little dog to use the facilities. She has enormous patience and stamina which I, and most pet owners, do not. Jordan’s dog tried once to use the people potty, but without much success. Let’s not go there. At least he tried. We were all proud of his attempt.
David gets excited when Tyrone poops and basically, it doesn’t matter where. He gives updates about the poop activity and thinks it’s cute. If you know David, you know he is a kind, sensitive and smart person, so this poopy thing may come as a surprise. But he adores our little Tyrone, so everything he does is considered a wonder, and fantastic. David did not know I was bringing home a puppy when my young cousin decided she needed a companion. At first we were going to share Little Tyrone. That lasted about five minutes. David was so smitten, the sharing was not an option. And so, my friends, our lives revolve around this fluffy adorable little pooper.
Are you thinking that I am going to reflect for a moment and say dreadful things about Drump? Be reassured that Tyrone is far away much smarter, more delightful, and much more personable than, as every ultra right wing conservative friend of Ann Coulter would say, “is an idiot”. Tyrone is certainly not an idiot. And neither are his parents. Our love for him and vice versa is unconditional. And if the package comes with a little poop, so be it. We’re just sayin’… Iris