DOUBLE TROUBLE – THURSDAY SPECIAL

Thursday’s Special: Double


When you have two black Scottish Terriers that you, yourself have trouble telling apart at a quick glance, double is what you see. The two pups together are more obviously different. Gibbs is bigger, longer, and lower. He’s more “doggy” and Bonnie is more “bitchy” which is as it should be. Gibbs is stronger and more gracefully athletic. Bonnie is bouncy, cheerful, the happiest dog in this best of all possible worlds, the Candide of small dogs.

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And then there are the swans and the geese. Both mate for life and you will rarely see one bird without the other nearby.

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27 thoughts on “DOUBLE TROUBLE – THURSDAY SPECIAL”

  1. I have a four legged sidekick named Bonnie too. She is my heart’s delight. She hates that I sit here writing instead of taking her for long walks along the river. She watches me with one eye half open. Ready to spring for the door.

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    1. It’s remarkable how our little furry friends can look sound asleep, yet if you move, they are up, alert, and ready to go. I swear they can detect a change in our breathing. Either that, or they actually read our minds. I wouldn’t be surprised 🙂 Glad you have a Bonnie too!

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      1. Bonnie and Gibbs are planning the great escape and a white collar mega scam. Sykes is also involved. Interpol has been alerted.

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    1. According to “Petful” — all these creatures (and many more not on the list) mate for life:

      There are plenty of examples. Just to name a few:

      Gibbon apes
      wolves
      termites
      coyotes
      barn owls
      beavers
      bald eagles
      golden eagles
      condors
      Canada geese
      swans
      brolga cranes
      French angel fish
      sandhill cranes
      pigeons
      prions
      red-tailed hawks
      anglerfish
      ospreys
      prairie voles
      black vultures

      I don’t know why I find the idea of termites mating for life somehow deeply disturbing.

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    1. I’m laughing at how many people seem to not know the different between “mated for life” and “monogamous” for life. One means “no divorce.” The other means “no fooling around.” I think maybe there’s a small, but significant difference? Besides … termites mate for life? Really? Ew.

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