Monday, November 12, 2007

Mistaken Identity

So, four weeks ago, I went and bought a Shih Tzu puppy. I'd seen the ad in the paper, and I went to see the puppies. Male puppies.

So, fast forward a couple weeks. We're settling in with the puppy, Pikachu, and enjoying life with a puppy. The boys and puppy bonded. Mr. Laura and the puppy bonded, and I bonded with the puppy. We'd praise him, telling him he was a good boy.

Mr. Laura makes the startling announcement that he thinks our boy puppy is a girl puppy. I said, "The breeder said it's a boy." Mr. Laura sighed and commented about how if Pikachu is a boy, then he's got the smallest boy parts ever invented. I countered with the comment that not everyone is blessed with huge you-know-whats. He sighed again.

That all changed today. I took Pikachu to the vet for the first puppy shots. Doctor checked the puppy, feeling the dog for size and then said, "I have some good news and I have some bad news. The good news is other than being a little underweight, the puppy is fine. The bad news is, this isn't a boy puppy. It's a girl."

Any guesses as to how long I'll have to listen to "Didn't I tell you? Why don't you listen to me? Nobody ever listens to me. I told you so."????

I'm guessing it will be Forever.


Nell said...

On the upside at least you have another female in your house now.

Grace Tyler said...

That is hilarious.

Boy puppies have their pee equipment right on their bellies. There is no guesswork involved like there is with kitties.

Joanna Sandsmark said...

You write romance and don't recognize the difference between genders? You really are as innocent as you say. So where did you buy the kids?

Laura Hamby said...

Got the kids at the cabbage patch, Joanna.

I blame my mother for never letting me look at doggie privates when I was a small chilluns. I told her it was all her fault, in between her gales of laughter.

Yes, I do have another female in my house now, and soon, like the other females in the house (me and the cat), the puppy will be fixed, too. :D