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Thursday, June 30, 2005

dooce and dogs

I loved this post on Dooce about the dogs. Must admit when I imagine going to jail to protect a source—and, yes, all journalists imagine these scenarios, not just the self-aggrandizing ones—the only part of it that upsets me is the idea of not being with Kita and Nero. I mean, they're dogs, they can't understand the First Amendment. First off, even for dogs, they are kind of dumb. I gave Nero the dog intelligence test once, that's where you throw a blanket over their heads and see how long it takes for them to get out, and he fell asleep under the blanket. Kita is a little smarter, although she seems to have picked up from me a weird relationship to food. She constantly takes her kibble and places it in weird geometrical shapes. One time she made a circle out of it and lay down in the middle of the circle. Actually, as I write this, it occurs to me that maybe Kita is some kind of mad genius dog. Anyway, they are just so sweet and funny and, voila, here they are: