It was a pretty good run

By Mir
October 4, 2016

I cannot remember the last time Duncan bit someone. Rather: I couldn’t remember, BEFORE THIS WEEKEND. He’s so sweet! So calm! That whole “biting people” thing is but a distant memory…

… which came back again while we were watching football this weekend. Otto and I cheered over a play while Duncan snoozed between us on the couch; Duncan leapt awake from the commotion and began barking; I tried to rub his head to calm him down, and he was… uhhh… not calm, it turns out, because I put my hand on him and he promptly snarled and CHOMPed down on my fingers. So. Had to set the “XX DAYS SINCE BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS ME” counter back to zero on Saturday.

He’s so old and cranky and confused, this dog. But also really cute.


“Look at me, so cute and adorable and harmless-seeming. Bring your fingers over here, I’m hungry.”

Anyway, I lived. But Duncan may be getting some coal in his stocking this year. (What do you mean, it’s weird that my dogs have stockings?) This is the closest I’m going to get to a segue today with my still-sore bitten hand, so now if you’re thinking about Christmas (or other holiday shopping), you should head over to Alpha Mom to get some holiday shopping ideas for teens, because this time of year tends to fly by in a blur.


  1. Jeanie

    I love Duncan!

    • Mir

      Me, too. Stupid lovable jerk.

  2. LizD

    Your dogs having stockings is not weird! However, don’t put their wrapped smelly gifts under the tree. Those must be handed over on Christmas Day.

  3. Sheila

    Our rotten dog ate my husband’s brand new (unworn!) shoe today. I guess I should be glad it wasn’t my hand, but her stocking (yes, she has one) will definitely have some coal in it.

  4. Kris H.

    Duncan looks so very contrite in that picture! I have to say as adorable as he is I would find it hard to be mad at him…aching fingers and all.

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