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Thursday Thirteen Ed. #51

July 26th, 2006

Oh, Thursday Thirteen, you are cool.


1. His name isn’t really Wacky Dog. But he’s in a sort of Witness Protection Program and I cannot give his real name.

2. I stole him.

3. Make that “I liberated him.” He was chained up, freaked out, no food, no water.

4. I meant to take him back.

5. Really. But then we fell in love.

6. He’s an 85-pound black Lab, who has weighed as much as 100 pounds. You should know that no one in our neighborhood, at any time, posted “Lost Dog” signs for him. And no ads ran in the paper. “Finders keepers!” Wacky Boy would say about all this.

7. He really likes to eat. When people ask if he’s full-blooded, we say, “Yeah, full-blooded Fat Lab.”

8. Oddly, he goes on hunger strikes and sometimes refuses to eat for two days or more.

9. This doesn’t seem to affect his weight. His vet’s evaluation: “Doesn’t look like he’s missing many meals.”

10. He’s on anti-anxiety medicine and thyroid medicine cuz he’s teched. Not touched, teched. He freaks out when left alone, eats the woodwork, eats books, eats magazines, chews down fences. Sort of goat-like behavior. He loses his frickin’ mind when fireworks go off. Or gunshots. Or bubble wrap. Or anything that sounds like bubble wrap or a gunshot. Or a door slamming loudly. He’s jumpy, in a large dog sort of way.

11. He is the most loyal, best dog in the world. When he chews through the fence when we leave him alone out back, he waits on the porch for us to come home. I will never be even half the person my dog thinks I am.

12. He loves swimming in the river and will chase a tennis ball all day long. Refuses to look at a Frisbee.

13. Bays like a bloodhound as soon as we walk in the door. Then we all sing together. We have, I dunno, 12 or 15 songs dedicated to our dog. A sampling: “Wacky potato chips/are the chippiest chips aroooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuund!” (I did not say they were good songs); “Wacky Dog/Wacky Dog/running through/the fog/Wacky Dog” (and a refrain) “Wacky Dog/whoa-oh-oh/Wacky Dog/whoa-oh-oh”; “I got my dog right here/his name is Paul Revere/and a man that says when the weather’s clear/can-do/can-do/the man said my dog can-do”; “Where is Wacky Dog/where is Wacky Dog? Aroooooooooooooooooo!” (That one he loves the most.)


  1. Southern Girl says

    Aww, Wacky Dog reminds me of my sweet Molly who was also a black Lab and also known for chewing and eating a wide assortment of things. *g* There’s no greater dog in the world than a Lab — enjoy him! :)

    My TT is up.

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  2. Tracie says

    Oh….this makes me want a dog!!

    My TT is up!

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  3. Mysterious Lady says

    Sounds like he’s very special! One of the family!

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  4. Mommy the Maid says

    He sounds like a sweet family member. I hate when animals aren’t cared for and am so happy you stepped in and adopted him. (not took lol)

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  5. Kailani says

    Maybe he goes on hunger strikes because you called him a “fat lab”? LOL! Just kidding! Happy T13!

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  6. carmen says

    sounds like he’s better off having been “liberated”. :)

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  7. meredith says

    Cool list! Sounds like he is a sweetie!

    My TT is up, too.

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  8. Raggedy says

    Great List. That is a very lucky dog…
    My TT is up

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  9. christen says

    he sounds like a real keeper; i’m glad you liberated him!

    my 13 are up too on my new blog

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  10. Lazy Daisy says

    He’s in the witness protection program…priceless! Our dog showed up on our porch during a flood. She’s in the same program should her owner come looking ( especially after 10 years and moving her out of state!) ha!

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  11. MommyBa says

    Wow! What a very interesting dog you have there :) Nice to know things about the special member of your family :)

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  12. zipdodah says

    You forgot to add butter to the list!
    Next TT should be what labs love to eat!
    a few examples of what our DodahLab has consumed:
    Catfish liver bait, pinecones, sticks, tomatoes picked off the vine, then peeled before tossing in the air to consume, earplugs, rocks…..etc. etc. etc.

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  13. Wacky Mommy says

    Should have mentioned that Wacky Dog loves to eat wood, peanut butter waffles, compost and garbage. And entire sticks of butter.

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  14. shannon says

    Great dog – and a great owner.

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  15. Stacy says

    He sounds just wonderful – and I know he thinks he’s lucky to have found you guys for his new family :)

    Great T13, mine is up too…

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  16. Karen says

    nice to meet you, wacky dog!!

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  17. Christina says

    He sounds like an incredible dog and it’s wonderful that he has been “liberated” to a better lab. My parents have two “full-blooded Fat Labs” and they are the BEST dogs.

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  18. Himself says

    Awwww… He sounds so sweet!

    Come on, people! He chews through fences! He eats books, magazines and woodwork! And game pieces and drawings by wacky girl and wacky boy!

    It is awfully sweet when he gives me the big blood hound greeting when I come home from work, though. And I’ll miss his stinky self when he’s gone.

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  19. Wacky Mommy says

    Hockey God may say he doesn’t, but he loves our dog. “All you need is love… everybody, now!”

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