Thursday, November 09, 2006

Those germ-riddled humans

At last, I am back at my blogging station. My father has been sick for the last week, so I have been occupied with nursing him back to health, showing him how to get the most out of 18 hours a day in bed. I have elevated such rest-taking to an art form. A couple of days ago, my father managed to pass his germs along to my mother, so I then began to show her the ways of healing rest. It reminded me of a question I was once asked at the mosque. "Mugsy," a young follower barked to me, "why is it that the humans pass germs to each other, but we pugs never succumb to their illnesses. Is this because we are created in God's image, a more highly evolved species?" In a word, yes. But I believe there is more to it than this. For years, I have encouraged my parents to eat a nutrient-rich diet like mine. I have repeatedly offered to share my rawhide with them, even pushing it toward their unwilling mouths. Yet they always decline. Rawhide is nature's great protector, and I urge all humans to try it. It has worked for Dr. Phil, peace be upon him.

But though my parents do not partake in that most heavenly of treats, they are now on the mend. A combination of antibiotics and my healing saliva -- which I have liberally applied to their toes -- has them regaining some energy. And it is just in time, for we are to leave for Rome on Saturday. As I told my parents yesterday: Shape up, or I will ship out without you.

17 comments:

JMG said...

I've never tried my dogs' rawhide. You must be right about it because they are hardly ever sick. I may have to try some of it today to get rid of this sinus infection.

Rome, eh? Any important meetings?

Moe the Welshie said...

Glad you were able to nurse your parents back to health in time for the big trip.

--Moe the Welshie
http://mybitofearth.typepad.com

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

High-level talks at the Vatican with my good friend and business associate Pope Pius Pug, JMG.

Thank you, Moe.

James Beauregard daPug said...

You're a good son, Bro. Mugsy. PV has been credited with the creation of two important phrases for every pug's vocabulary - doing the "Pugtona", which is the most fun a pug can have, and "The Power of Pug".

Considering "The Power of Pug" is already a powerful force, then combining it with your spiritual healing abilities, how could your folks help but be healed? Personally, with that many good pug vibes in the house, I don't see how they managed to get sick...unless the lizard did something.

We'll miss you but look forward to hearing all about your trip.

J. B.

Pyrite said...

Ayatollah, I have recently made a development which will ensure the successs of Pugistan...The Atomic Bone

Pyrite

Leslee said...

I'm so glad you were there to nurse your parents back to health. I hope they didn't run out of rawhide as they slept and recovered.

Joe Stains said...

my mom has been sick the last two days as well. tanner and I have used the "sandwich her between two fat terriers" method of healing. It seems to be working as she feels better today.

good luck on your mission to Rome!

Daisy the Boston Terrier said...

Thank goodness your back Mugsy. You were gone so long I was afraid there had been a bloody coup.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, James Beauregard. I wouldn't blame the gecko; he's nowhere to be found. I guess he's off in Yemen.

Pyrite, this is thrilling news. The Manhattan Pugject is a success.

We keep the pantry well-stocked, Leslee. No worries about that.

Thank you, Joe. There seems to be a lot of human illness going around. Tell your mother to get well soon.

No one would dare rise up against my iron paw, Daisy.

Rabbi Jake said...

Good luck and enjoy your time abroad, my friend. Perhaps we can visit the Holy Land together some day. We would be a good example for these nutty humans.

T-man said...

Enjoy your trip, Ayatollah! Don't work too hard, and please bring back plenty of photos to share!

Cubby said...

You are so wise.

Sid the Dog said...

Mugsy, I am so jealous of you coming mission to Rome. I have no doubt that you are descended from the she-wolf Lupa who nursed Romulus and Remus. As for healing powers I wish that my Great Oppressors would try some liver treats, they work great!
Sid the Dog

Eagle The Pug said...

I hope that you have a good time in Italy, Mugsy. My mother is off to Philadelphia for the long Thanksgiving holiday and she has yet to decide if I will be able to be crammed under the seat in front of her in one of those carry-on's, or if I will have to remain at home in the care of others. Last time I flew I was only 10 weeks old and very small, but apparently at 21 pounds the airline is dictating that I fly in the cargo hold if I can't fit under a seat in the passenger cabin.

You are most fortunate to be a spiritual leader of such a high stature, as I am sure that translates into first class seating for you, complete with an endless supply of rawhide and those lovely sleeper seats.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Gratzie, everybody. I am at my hotel in Rome now. We have seen all sorts of interesting sights, and I have many new ideas for decorating the Dogloo Mosque and Cathedral. I will share some of them with you when I am not paying by the euro for Internet time. I must be a wise steward of Pug Life funds.

Mugsy

Sarah O. said...

grrummph...grummph...no wonder my lab Ria likes these things so much grummph...next time I'm getting a smaller size. This is so unladylike.

Anonymous said...

Greetings most holy one! Please let us know how TOMKAT's wedding is going - because I am sure that is the reason why you were sent on your pilgramage to Rome.

*anxiously awaiting your update on the one of the most high holy events* Aine