What’s Wrong With This Picture?
This dog is:A. CuteB. TiredC. BrokenD. All of the aboveIf you answered D, congratulations! You are correct!Let me explain. I agreed to dog sit this week forHonuwhile he and his boyfriend are in Kauai on vacation.They are really good friends and I love this dog, so it was a no-brainer. Plus, I rationalized, now I have anexcuse to hang out at the lake three times a day and flirt with all the single dog owners who are clearly: 1)responsible, 2) nurturing, and 3) not homeless. Not only that, dogs are a perfect guy magnet. I was dizzywith the prospect of all the conversations I'd be having."Cute dog.""Isn't she? I'm just dog-sitting. That's just the kind of friend I am...""Looks like my Fido here may be in love. I should probably get your number."And then, we'd walk our dogs to the lake where he'd propose. So needless to say, I was really excited formy first weekend with Wags. I wore an adorable sundress for our first walk. I made sure she wore hercutest collar (the green one, not the Pittsburgh Steelers one, lest potential suitors think I'm a lesbian). Ieven brought a book and a tennis ball, to extend our stay, and thus my chances of meeting someone.But Wags, it seems, is broken. The only thing that happened was that one mother yanked her kid off thesidewalk to let us pass (dog racist) and after 20 minutes at the park, a 3-legged dog finally got the nerve torun up and sniff her butt. His owner was overweight and married, and a far cry from the golden retriever-owning hotties who wanted nothing to do with us.After 30 minutes I took matters into my own hands. I threw Wags' tennis ball past a group of guys playingsoccer. Wags took off at full force, and I followed. When I got there she turned to me and dropped theball."Good girl, Wagsy!" I said. The hot guys on the side-lines had seen her heroic catch and release, and werenow craning their necks to check out her owner.