Saturday, April 01, 2006

April Fool's!

I have a confession to make, my befuddled flock. My Bowling Pug persona was merely an April Fool's joke. I believe that to be effective, a ministry must make at least an occasional attempt at humor. So why did I begin this ruse on March 30? A few reasons:

1. Some of our less devout Pug Lifers aren't daily readers, so I wanted to make sure I fooled a good number of congregants.
2. Our weekday readership is generally higher than our weekend readership (a sure sign of the productivity of the American workforce).
3. It just seemed sneakier that way.

So hopefully I fooled a few of you (I know of at least one fellow educator who found me out). In addition to providing holiday merriment, this exercise was intended to ferret out some of the enemies of Pug Life. The ultra-secret Kanine Gathering Bureau rounded up a half dozen humans who expressed elation at my apparent career change, and they have been sent to the appropriate re-education camps.

I thank those of you who supported me in my fictional bowling endeavor or offered
Randy Quaid-related cautionary tales, and I commend the Armed Revolutionary Forces for maintaining order. Supreme Commander Brody is especially deserving of thanks. Not only did he think to declare martial law and a 6 p.m. curfew, but he also found the time for a little mountainside sculpting. Well done, Bro.


Anonymous said...

Good one! Rabbi Jake

JMG said...

Sorry I almost blew your cover, Mugsy. I just couldn't believe that an enlightened spiritual canine such as yourself would really step down from a successful ministry.

Daisy the Boston Terrier said...

Oh Thank Allah!

Anonymous said...

I am so relieved! I have 3 small pugs that need spiritual guidance...I thought I was going to have to go it alone! I'm glad you are back and keep up the good work. Gus, Tank, & Milo's mom.

Leslee said...

Oh Mugsy... what a terrible thing to do to us! My poor poor nerves. How will I ever recover?

Anonymous said...

How is the reddish spot below your lip? If it had happened during the bowling episode, I would have thought that it was a pimple caused by all the french fries consumed at the alley! Should we be concerned? Prayers? Rabbi Jake

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, Rabbi Jake. I posted an update on my facial spot.

No problem, JMG. Your logic proved correct. How could I leave all this behind?

It appears that you are learning well, Daisy.

Thanks for stopping by, Gus, Tank and Milo's mom. Fear not; I will continue to offer spiritual guidance.

Leslee, I had not considered the possible psychological ramifications of my prank. I pray that you will recover. Perhaps you could take advantage of our low-cost counseling program.