Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Les chagrins de la vie

I know this sadness is only temporary, but…

My sister Miki and I overheard our daddies talking the other night. They didn’t know we were listening.

In the space of one hour, we learned that

… Catholics and Mormons had ganged up on them and made it impossible for them to marry in California;

… Betty Ford had died;

… some people think there is no global warming and the world is only 6000 years old;

… the top 1% of the country controls a third of the nation’s wealth, the top 20% owns 85% of the wealth and the bottom 80% only 15%;

… my daddies’ noses only capture a fraction of what Miki and I can smell, and their ears only a fraction of what we can hear;

Democracy is failing before our eyes, the free press has sold out to Rupert Murdoch, bookstores are becoming a thing of the past, nobody can spell anymore, and Netflix has decided to double its rates.

Once we ate puppy food and didn’t give a hoot about the fat content.

Now our daddies have switched us to an adult doggie diet, and nothing will ever be the same.

Where does the time go?

Why is life so short?


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