Monday, March 12, 2007

Day at the park

It had been a particularly grueling week at the mosque. And so it was time for some relaxation. After all, Allah had blessed us with a beautiful day. "Pack a bowl of icewater and grab a plastic bag," I barked to the humans. "We are going to the park." Central Park, not far from the ayatollah compound, is a nice slice of nature punctuated by statues of rampaging cattle and verses of cowboy poetry. Just the kind of place for a canine cleric to unwind.

And unwind I did. I roamed the trail. I sniffed the cacti. I even met a lovely canine near one of the park's bubbling fountains. She was nervous at first, perhaps stifled by her non-Muslim upbringing. But as I told her of my vision for Pugistan, she began to warm to me. Her tail was soon wagging as vigorously as mine.


Finally, I bid farewell and made my way toward the pugmobile. My new friend cried and whimpered. She strained at her leash, not ready to see me go. "Keep Allah in your heart and rawhide in your mouth," I barked, "and I shall always be close at paw."

8 comments:

TransplantedOkie said...

I am so glad that you were able to enjoy the day in spite of the terribly BEVO-ish hunks of metal surrounding you. I know that you are a Sooner at heart and for you to be able to relax and ignore the blatant propoganda is just another sign of your total hip-ness.

Brandi said...

It looks like you had a good time AM. I have been to that park before, it's pretty cool.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

At least they were not in that horrible shade of orange, TransplantedOkie.

It's a small world, Brandi.

Sarah O. said...

ayatollah, you're so handsome whether turbaned, bareheaded or wearing a hat I've seen on some disturbing leprechan on a cereal box.

Atop your turban, no less.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

It was not easy finding one in my size, Sarah O. I had to go to a big-and-tall leprechaun store.

Chelsea said...

Mugsy, your friend was whimpering cuz she probaby has a big crush on you.

xoxoox
Chelsea

Bogart said...

Just wanted to say how much I like the St. Patty's day hat you're sporting, oh great one...

Very spiffy!

Love,
Bogart

Eagle The Pug said...

It looks like you had a great day at the park, Mugsy! I've been meaning to let you know that yes, that obstacle course at Fort Woof is up permanently. My mother's "kids" have been working with me at home, as well, trying to teach me to jump a long rod that they hold about a foot off the ground .. I'm getting really good at it! Of course they also give me cheddar goldfish every time I do it right.

Hopefully I'll get back to Fort Woof soon so I can test out my honed skillz on the course once again. I think my mother is waiting until that stupid Airedale puppy Ranger is old enough to go along, which is another month or so from now. You have NO idea how he's ruining my life !!