27 October 2005

Busted


(James and Vito are caught - in flagrante delicto - on the living room floor)

If you've been to our home, or even been within earshot of James, you know all about his contempt for Vito. It's an ill will he's all too enthusiastic to vent about and he is opportunistic and unyielding in his scorn. Even an offhanded "Vito's so cute" from a passerby will bring on an unwarranted, "You want him? Take him!" When not yelling at him, James addresses Vito as "pain in the ass" and "worst dog ever." I know James gets frustrated sometimes as he never signed up for a Diva Pug. Vito is as tough as he is tubby and loveable. He scratches at the fridge if there is leftover chicken inside, he whines incessantly and has a 100-decibel snore that rivals a mid-sized ride-on lawnmower.


(photo: "Bring it on, ottoman.")

It is a well known fact that the opposite of love is not hate -- it's indifference. And James is anything but indifferent toward Vito. One night last year, I returned home from a dinner out to find sliced bananas (unpoisoned) in Vito's food dish. Vito loves bananas and I did not put them there. The other night, I caught them lying together on the living room floor watching Monday night football. Vito was snoring loudly and his massive head was nestled against James' side. Unfortunately, while grabbing my camera, I woke up Vito and ruined the shot, but you get the gist.

13 comments:

SB said...

Somehow I think Vito is going to get the shit end of the stick for this blog.

KJ said...

Oh no, Brownie. I'd never do anything to ruin Vito's day. His life is difficult enough with all that sleeping and snacking. Seriously...it's a blog about Jamie's latent love of the pug.

stevieB said...

to defend my friend james
it would appear to me he is pushing Vito's head out of the way and the Tivo remote is the only thing James truly loves in the picture

KJ said...

Stevie B: This may shake your world to it's very core and challenge all the beliefs you've ever held, but Jamie was actually scratching Vito behind the ears and calling him a good boy. I'm still shaken by the experience myself.

Anonymous said...

Notice that "Tivo" = "Vito" with the letters transposed...hmmmm. KJ, you should rig up a hidden PugCam in the house. I suspect you'd catch James red-handed slicing bananas and telling the big lug what a good boy he is. :)

KJ said...

HMMM! I never noticed that. Just a coincidental anagram or is something larger at play here? Brookwood Road is becoming like the mystery-swaddled island on LOST.

lp said...

Oh look, they're speaking Spamish.

SB said...

I like that LP. Good one!

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Damn. I wish I remembered how to speak spanish so I could figure out what they're selling here.

KJ said...

Hasta la vista, spammish a-holes.

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wmd said...

Just got back from Philly so am just checking out the the blog this week.

If you look at the picture very closely, it merely shows James turning up the voltage on the collar... I won't believe anything else!

James said...

Its a good thing Kate chose not to use the next picture in the frame where I reach around with my right hand slip it under the collar and begin to choke the fat bastard from waking me up with his snorring.

KJ said...

WMD-You may be right on that one. If that's the case, Jimmy could quite possibly be the most diabolical creature roaming the earth, perhaps the anti-Christ. Actually..his comment above cements my theory. LP-being married to a pug suddenly seems pretty rosy compared to life with the anti-Christ, doesn't it?