Friday, October 19, 2007

Of power cords and fatwas

Thanks to some cajoling, some jiggling and some praying, my computer is now working. It is receiving just enough electricity through its shoddily made power cord to function. The fraying cord itself is not that old, having replaced another similarly balky piece of equipment in February.

My flock, there is nothing more tragic than a power cord dying young. Nothing, that is, except its replacement being available only via mail order and only at the exorbitant cost of $80. Had Dell stock not contributed to the Capitalist Pug portfolio over the years, I would surely be issuing an angry fatwa at this moment.

Speaking of fatwas, you may have noticed that my little brother, Wendell, recently took it upon himself to issue a demand for rawhide on this blog. Perhaps I should have seen this coming. Whatever I do, it seems, young Wendell is right behind. When I patrol the fence line to sniff out any infidels or ne'er-do-well bunnies, Wendell patrols right along with me. When I go to get a drink of water, Wendell quenches his thirst as well. He would essentially be my one-sixth-size shadow -- if shadows occasionally bit tails. Thank Allah they do not.

So it comes as no surprise that Wendell studied my movements on the computer, stole my password and issued a fatwa of his own. As a pug who has not graduated from puppy class at PetSmart, let alone a high-level madrassa, Wendell is not yet qualified to issue such religious edicts. However, given the important nature of his fatwa, I am willing to let this one stand.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are indeed filled with great leadership qualities and compassion. Young Wendell's behavior will require your correction when necessary, but also the wisdom to know when not to interfere or punish. You are one of the kind, my leader.

TransplantedOkie said...

your benevolence knows no bounds

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug -aka Aine said...

My love. Mummy has still been buying for wickle Wend(y)ell. I apologize for her lateness. I am sure that is why Wend(y)ell has put a Fatwas out.

The pseudo rawhide is coming!

lubs and hugs Aine

Boomer and his mom Carol said...

You are so wise...