The Creatures

It’s now time to meet my most beautiful children.  First, we have Jack.

Isn't he the most beautiful dog?

And we also have this monster, Bing (I did not name him, G did…I have no explanation).  I usually call him Ding.

He won't wear the collar anymore...he's too cool for jewelry.

Jack and Bing are very different.  Jack is very sensitive and just wants everyone to be happy.  George is always telling me that I’m upsetting Jack when I yell at him (George, not Jack).  And it’s true, Jack will hide when I yell or cry (this usually happens at the same time).  And Jack always wants to be part of the family and he’s very jealous of any affection that does not involve him.

To counteract how sensitive Jack is, I shave his hair into a mohawk, like this:

He's pretty hardcore.

It really cuts down on the hair all over the house and I think he feels like a bad ass.  Jack is now 10 years old (he’ll be 11 on July 31st), but I’ve had him since he was 10 weeks old.  He survived me attending law school and studying for the bar.  He’s a very brave dog.

I guess the mohawk doesn't help that much when he sleeps with his favorite stuffed animal. Oh well, a girl can try.

Now Bing is a monster.  He may look sweet an innocent, but he kills mice and sometimes birds.  I always say Bob Barker would be proud because Bing helps control the mice population in our backyard (well, I’m pretty sure BB would be proud…I mean he didn’t want all those stray dogs and cats around so he probably didn’t want a lot of mice around either, right?).  Also, Bing can’t resist attacking feet under blankets, the toilet paper roll or strings.  He has no mercy and is vicious.  Look at what he tried to do to my camera:

Isn't that scary?

While Bing may be a monster and is nothing like Jack, he does love his older brother.  They even sleep with each other, on occassion.

Aren't they sweet? That's our old creature, Thing, in the back. He died.

Please stop looking at our bed, sickos.  And yes, I realize our bed looks like it’s from a frat house.  STOP LOOKING AT IT.

9 Responses to The Creatures

  1. Suz says:

    What sweet pets you have! I have an 11 year old dog who has been with me since she was a pup. She has been with me since law school and through two state bars as well. Now she is spoiled beyond belief – $50/night suite and day camp at PetSmart pet hotel when I travel? But of course!

    Found your blog through SR and I am loving it!

  2. OMG. I can’t get enough! You are freaking hilarious!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
    I had a golden retriver too, her name was Pancake. I’m obsessed with goldens. Too bad my hubby is HIGHLY allergic to all dogs that shed 😦 boo! Guess we’ll just have to stick to our fish. Oh how exciting fish are- HA!

    • I love the name Pancake, that is so f*cking cute! I’m very sorry you can’t have a dog…I love my precious Jack. At least your husband isn’t allergic to fish, though 🙂

  3. MaryAnne says:

    Goldens are the BEST! (Even when they are the worst – oh, the digging.) There’s a reason most dog product packaging includes pictures of golden puppies – there is simply nothing cuter. I have a 16-month old, Murphy, who is still very much a puppy in a full-grown body. Before that I had my beloved Cosmo, who I picked out at 3 weeks old in 1997 and who was with me until February 2009. They are just the most awesome dogs.

  4. Jenna says:

    Oh no… the other kitty died 😦

  5. tealsocks says:

    Did George name Bing after the black cat of the same name in “Hocus Pocus”?!

    • He named him Bing so that it would rhyme with Thing…what we called our other cat at the time. So, at the time, we had Jack, Thing and Bing. I wish I had a better answer.

  6. tealsocks says:

    Welp, I realised after I left my comment that the cat/character’s name is Binx, not Bing!

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