Wide Awake in Wonderland

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Cause célèbre November 22, 2008

Me and Dozer over the weekend

Me and Dozer over the weekend

It’s official.

My dog, Dozer, is a celebrity, a sensation, and a canine rock star. I doubt Bono would’ve caused a bigger fuss than the Big Doh elicited today. Quite frankly, speaking as a regular non-famous and non-famous looking human being, I’ve never seen anything like this. Ever.

A million years ago I knew Weird Al Yankovic and we once went to get some ice cream before one of his shows. A few people came up and asked for his autograph, but (and no offense, Al), it was nothing like the response to my dog.

You walk him down busy city streets and people stop in their tracks, drop to their knees, and start kissing him. Actually, I find this extremely brave considering the number one rule of strange dogs (particularly huge strange dogs) is don’t invade their space unless you know it’s safe. Luckily for the crazed dog lovers stroking him, embracing him, and even sticking their lips millimeters from his mouth on every block, it’s safe.

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Last night, a group of Japanese tourists ran out into traffic, their eyes shining as they frantically dug out their cameras. This is a testament to his northern beauty, a furry siren song, as these folks were risking death or at a least a head-on collision with a bus in order to meet Dozer and have their pictures taken with him. I’m starting to think if this writing career idea doesn’t pan out, maybe I’ll just set up on the corners of popular tourist attractions like Times Square, Las Vegas Boulevard, or the Embarcadero and charge $1.00 per hug? $3.00 for photos.

Either that or take him to Hollywood and get this pretty boy an agent. I foresee a bright future selling Eukanuba or Kibbles and Bits and Bits (with more Bits!).
It worked for Benji, and he wasn’t even all that cute.

The look on his face in this picture makes me laugh

The look on his face in this picture makes me laugh

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4 Responses to “Cause célèbre”

  1. funnysunnyfish Says:

    I came to your post in a random fashion. Now that I read your last post I have to ask- would you please post a photo of this rockstar dog? Curious minds and all…. 🙂

  2. Maxxy Says:

    See – I told ya – new series of Littlest hobo coming soon……

  3. Bev Says:

    Hi! Alaskan Malamutes are usually pretty gorgeous. Would be wonderful to see some photos of Dozer (hint! hint!). Frankly, I prefer a canine rock star to Bono any day of the week.

  4. wideawakeinwonderland Says:

    Funnysunnyfish (it makes me feel cheerful just saying that) and Bev, thank you for reading and commenting…and your wish has been granted! Sorry for the delayed reaction. It’s always a challenge to get photos up when I’m traveling.


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