Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Among the giants

My veterinarian has at last cleared me to return to full blogging duties, and it is good to be back. Young Wendell did an admirable job filling in for me, and he will surely return from time to time. As expected, his youthful energy helped the ministry make great inroads among the coveted "tween" market. And as far as the tabloid rumors that Wendell has recently begun dating Disney star Miley Ray Cyrus, I can neither confirm nor deny.

The ayatollah clan spent the weekend in Oklahoma, where we met up with an old friend from Chicago whom we had not seen in several years. We also had the pleasure of meeting his girlfriend for the first time. I sensed that she was quite smitten with my puppy-dog eyes -- as many of you know, I have a certain effect on females of all species. But I promised our Chicago friend that I would not attempt to steal her away for my harem. As it is, overcrowding is already a significant problem.

While in Norman, we stopped by Heisman Park to pay homage to the University of Oklahoma's four Heisman Trophy winners. Among them is the great Billy Sims (right), peace be upon him and his fearsome 'fro. For many, OU football is a religion on par with canine Islam. And there is no reason the two cannot peacefully co-exist.


As I knelt before the statue of Billy Vessels, I said a quiet prayer. "Great, merciful God, deliver us from the summer doldrums of the baseball season so that we might watch football again. Aug. 30 cannot come soon enough. Amen."

5 comments:

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

You best be not adding any more bitches to the Harem!

Also when are you coming to CHI-TOWN? I await. :)

Mary lover of PUGS! said...

Amen.. Football cannot come soon enuff!
But seeing as I am from Boston!!! Home of many many great TEAMS!!!
PATS!!
SOX!!!
CELTICS!!!!
it's all good!
I may be buying my first pug next week!!
Me soo excited!!

sarah s. said...

"But I promised our Chicago friend that I would not attempt to steal her away for my harem. As it is, overcrowding is already a significant problem."

Guess that explains why I haven't heard anything from your HR department.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

No travel plans at the moment, Nan and Aine.

Congratulations, Mary. You should bring the new pup by the ministry for an official blessing.

I just met with our HR representative, Sarah, and he told me that because of the overcrowding, you could not be accepted at this time. But your resume remains on file. You should have received this letter:

"Thank you for your interest in Pug Life Ministries and our affiliates, and for contacting us about the harem position, 96432z1221. We are pleased that you considered our ministry in your career planning.

While we are impressed with your qualifications, we have decided to pursue other candidates whose skills and experience more closely fit the position’s requirements. However, your resume may be reviewed for consideration with future openings at Pug Life.

We wish you much success in the pursuit of your harem goals."

sarah s. said...

"While we are impressed with your qualifications, we have decided to pursue other candidates whose skills and experience more closely fit the position’s requirements"

It was my headshot, wasn't it? Stupid camera adding ten pounds!!!