Saturday, January 12, 2008

Nio's Quote of the Day

"Books are not easy to digest. They are often thick and hard to tear into, and without fail the ones that are really, really soft leave a bad taste in your mouth. In general they are hard work. Owners keep them around mostly so visitors think they're smart and don't watch a lot of television."

From *The Dangerous Book for Dogs: A Parody by Rex and Sparky, by Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman (Villard: 2007) 64.

*Click on the title to see some fun videos at the Amazon page.


Renee said...

Nio's so beautiful. He's got that Elvis sneer, too. He knows he's all dat.

BitterGrace said...

Oh, he totally does. We have to find a way to get that dog into show business. We'd never have to work again.

chayaruchama said...

Oh, I just saw the boy...!
Makes my day.

Renee, you're spot on, honey.
Per usual.
He channels Elvis !

[Wish I'd seen this on Saturday, when you posted....
It would have lightened a hellacious day]

BitterGrace said...

Oh, sorry about the bad Saturday, I. Hope Nio took a little of the edge off Monday.

David Maddox said...

Yes, Nio is a great dog. You couldn’t ask for a more devoted companion, affectionate, ready to fetch just about anything you throw, with the coolest array of howls when there’s a siren. As they say around these parts, “My dog is an awesome dog”—oh wait, that’s God, not dog. But everyone with that bumper sticker would rethink it if they knew Nio.

Now if we are to have the full Internet experience of Nio, you Perfumistas need to get busy and invent virtual scratch and sniff technology. Because to know Nio is to smell him. Let’s just leave it at that.

And there’s another part of the Nio experience missing on-line—moistness. He dribbles, he sprays, and most of all he slobbers and drools, and greets everyone he can with a robust stroke of his paintbrush tongue.

What can I say. This boy is a one-dog multi-sensory experience.