Thursday, December 15, 2005

A momentous weekend approaches

Greetings, fellow creatures of Allah. I have begun to make preparations for a great meeting of the minds. This weekend, my schnauzer friend Rabbi Jake is coming to Texas. I have known Rabbi Jake since he was a young pup, and I am looking forward to visiting with him again. But it will not be all fun and games. No, we will have serious work to do: Rabbi Jake and I are hosting a two-day forum on Mideast peace. And my optimism is as boundless as rawhide is delicious. You see, Jake and I did not get along so well when we were younger. Anytime I would enter his house, he would yap with unrelenting and ear-splitting fury. But as Jake has aged and mellowed, I believe that he has come to appreciate my pugly qualities. He now enjoys (or at least tolerates) the soothing sounds of my breathing. If the two of us -- a Jewish schnauzer and a Muslim pug -- can find friendship, then, God willing, the Israelis and Palestinians can forge a lasting peace.

Though Rabbi Jake and I will be moderating the discussions, we will not be alone. Ariel Sharon's German shepherd will attend, as will Mahmoud Abbas' miniature pinscher. And Shimon Peres' pug, Shlomo, will be a special guest speaker. I have heard Shlomo bark, and I promise you, it is something to behold. Hamas and Islamic Jihad are boycotting (big surprise), but that's OK. They aren't much fun to hang around with anyway. And I always feel like I have to hide the valuables when they come over.

5 comments:

Tyler said...

Sounds like a productive meeting of the minds is in store...

Chackler said...

I look forward to a report from this meeting. Surely there is hope in the world...

BigBuddhaPuppy said...

I hope to be invited with my comrade Sarge(the atheist)...I, being a buddhist, hope to have some to add...Brajin, our other shar-pei will not be attending, she is an anarchist...

Leslee said...

Blessings on your meeting and my your minds be open to everyone's barks

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, everyone, for your support. BigBuddhapuppy, it says on your profile that you're in New Hampshire. Can you be in Texas by this evening? If not, perhaps we can put your Buddhist teachings to use in our upcoming peace summit between Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers.