Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The Underdog

Face it, we all love a comeback story. Something about the strength of will is so compelling that we love to see examples of the little guy coming out on top. In this case, that would be physically impossible, but we'll get to that.

Another love parcel arrived yesterday.

And check out the cover on this one!

There was no doubting the origin of this package. It was from Rory, another Pennsylvania pooch who has grown more than a bit fond of Truffles. Rory has made his love for Fudgepants well known on Facebook, challenging Chester with regularity. The two of them have been at it for the last week or so, and it came as no surprise to see Rory make a move.

For his beloved, a letter:
(click to enlarge)

Truffles ran out to get some fresh air after reading it. We dug further in to the box to discover... you guessed it, a beautiful new collar!

While we inspected her gift, Truffles debated the possibilities.

We brought her back in and showed her what she had neglected, Rory's love offering.

Apparently, Fudgepants still had Easter on the brain, and needed a little help.

Truffles spent the rest of the day wearing her collar, worrying a corner of her blanket and fretting. I was about to come get her when she emerged from the dog room, the look of victory in her grin.

Author: "Have you decided?"

Truffles: "Yep."

Author: "And?"

Truffles: "I said yes to Chester, and I can't go back on my word. Besides, he mentioned gravy first. And think about the Rory thing - if I say no, I crush him now. If I say yes, I crush him later, if you know what I mean."

Author: "I guess I understand, but it's sure sad for Rory. Do tell me - why the big smile?"

Truffles: "I learned something important in the process."

Sorry, Rory.


  1. Such a tease. Accepting and flaunting all the gifts, and then moving on. Flirt!

  2. can't wait to see all the gifts...! :)

  3. Sorry, Rory...I think it probably came down to a love of water. You should have taken her swimming...

  4. hahaha--if I say no, I crush him now. If I say yes, I crush him later, if you know what I mean."

  5. I'd leave a longer comment, but I have a very sad Scot to manage...Truffles, you are truly a mess and a loveable one.

  6. Aw, poor Rory. That was the sweetest letter.

  7. And 'they' say I'm a flirt!

    Woo go girl!

    PeeEssWoo: Bunny ears and feet and tails and well, all parts!

  8. What the Frock? I slide on over to see how my baby is doin' and I come to find out the Tartan Tidbit has dealt a low blow behind my back! I knew he was low but I underestimated the level at which he will stoop. While I was toying with his verbal prowess on Facebook, he was attempting behind my backside in a big way to steal Ms. Truffles away from me.

    I am not a mean dog by any stretch of the imagination, but this has my neck hair standing at attention! I just read the wee one's letter and it left a very vile taste in my throat. (And it also explains why Ms. Truffles had a severe bout of diarrhea recently.)
    But even before I read of Ms. Truffles dismissal of the brogue speaking buffoon, I knew she had much better taste in dawgs than he assumed.

    So give it up, you Sean Connery wannabee and go back to your clan. Soak up your sorrows in a pint of whiskey. By tomorrow you will see that you never stood a chance but I will give you props for havin' such a big attitude in a little package. As they say, all's fair in love and war. But I hope you have learned not to mess with the big dawgs.

    Play nice and we might invite your little Scottish butt to the wedding.
    Chester aka: the future Mr. Truffles

  9. Weeping for Rory, smiling for Ms. Truffles. What is it that they say about laughter through tears?

  10. You will have collars from all over the world soon.

    Simba and Jazzi xx

  11. Keep on shakin' that badonkadonk girl!!

  12. I fink poor Rory doesn't know what hit him.

  13. Truffles, you sure know how to play the field. You keep them collars comin', girl.

  14. Truffles' milkshake brings all the pups to the yard...

  15. This is too cute: the comics, the collar, and the situation. hehe Thanks for the giggles. I love this blog! xox

  16. Poor Rory, a victim of rejection. Hope he doesn't rebound too hard...

    He had very good taste in collars.

  17. Such a bittersweet post! Love is so painful - still it was such a pretty collar!
    Martha & Bailey xxx

  18. LOL
    that song keeps playing in my mind, the Monty Python one....


    It would have been a rather risky marriage for the wee lad. I think Truffles made the best choice.

  19. Thanks Carolina! Somebody who obviously has some smarts.
    Chester ;0=)

  20. If ya got it, flaunt it! You go girl!

  21. You go girl milk it for all you can!!!

  22. Fantastic shots/cartoons ^___^
    Lovely words !!

  23. It's 2009. A J-Lo junk-inda-trunk is so in. No wonder Rory can't resist you :)

  24. Aw....when there's more than one suiter sparkin'
    fer the same girl....someone has ta lose.....sorry it was Rory.....but you shake that bootie and yer sure ta get a ton of pressies and a lot more offers...

    Dewey Dewster here....

  25. you have such a funny blog... so, speaking of funny. I marked you as a friend on my blog and idk how to take you off... NOT THAT YOU AREN'T MY "FRIEND" I JUST DONT KNOW YOU. Had to share and let you know that we are friends now. LOL

  26. AWWW rORY - i JUST READ THIS WHOLE THING... POOR LIL MAN... denied... Hope he takes it well.... Good Luck w/the other dog Truffles