Chairman Bao is a Shih Tzu. We travel a lot. I drive. He watches. We've logged at least 10,000 miles and he's never once said, Sweetheart, don't you think you should stop and ask someone?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Life after people will also be life without Shih Tzus.

Little, flat-faced dogs won't make it. Little, short-legged dogs won't make it, either. But big dogs might be okay. At least they'll have a chance. So will rats, cats, fish and cockroaches.

Have you ever noticed that no matter what the scenario, cockroaches always seem to be among the survivors? Perhaps there is a lesson to be learned, here. But I've just come from the dentist and I'm not in the mood to learn lessons in life from a cockroach.

Did you see the National Geographic documentary? It's quite gripping, except for the fact that it never explains exactly what happened to the people. No nuclear holocaust, no natural disaster, no dead bodies. Just, nobody. The lights are on and the refrigerators are running, but all the human beings are gone.

There's a shot of a Shih Tzu, looking cute. And a Boston Bulldog, trotting wearily along on its little legs, looking sad. All the rest is wolves and coyotes.

After 10,000 years, you'd never know people existed. One of the last things to collapse is the Hoover Dam.

Bao found it all very interesting, but prefers Cesar Milan and calm, assertive thinking.


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