Posts Tagged ‘Scottish terrier’
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Steve Allen’s comic rhythms were uncannily Grouchoesque, yet totally his own, as wehn he told a physician on the show, “I’m allergic to two things, dogs and cigars, and if I ever meet a dog smoking a cigar I’ll be in real trouble.”
From Seriously Funny by Gerald Nachman
A terrier named Thurber
Several summers ago there was a Scotty who went to the country for a visit. He decided that all the farm dogs were cowards because they were afraid of a certain animal that had a white stripe down its back. “You are a pussy-cat and I can lick you,” the Scotty said to the farm dog who lived in the house where the Scotty was visiting. “I can lick the little animal with the white stripe, too. Show him to me.” “Don’t you want to ask any questions about him?” said the farm dog. “Naw,” said the Scotty. “You ask the questions.”
… the Scotty gets skunked, then needled by a porcupine …
“But at least I have learned how you fight out here in the coutnry, and now I’m going to beat you up,” said the Scotty to the farm dog. So he closed in on the farm dog, holding his nose with one front paw to ward off the vitriol and covering his eyes with the other front paw to keep out the knives. The Scotty couldn’t see his opponent and he couldn’t smell his opponent and he was so badly beaten that he had to be taken back to the city and put in a nursing home.
Moral: It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers.
James Thurber. Fables For Our Time
FDR sang out at the Statler banquet: “The Republican leaders have not been content to make personal attacks upon me or my wife or my sons they now include my little dog Fala. Unlike the members of my family, Fala resents this. When he learned that the Republican fiction writers had concocted a story that I had left him behind on an Aleutian Island and had sent a destroyer back to find him at a cost to the taxpayer of two or three million dollars his Scotch soul was furious. He has not been the same since. I am accustomed to hearing malicious falsehoods about myself but I think I have a right to object to libelous statements about my dog.”
Barney, the President’s Scottish Terrier, was born on September 30, 2000. Although just six years old, Barney has starred in nine “films” and has lived quite an exciting life…
Miss Beazley, a Scottish Terrier, arrived at the White House on January 6, 2005 as a birthday present from the President to Mrs. Bush…
From Barney’s White House Home Page