Saturday, February 9, 2008

Annoyed with the Weather

Finally I had a day where I could go out and buy a new TV. What with all the big flat screen technology dropping prices, I was excited. Then it started snowing big fat flakes, and it was coating the ground. Mind you, I wasn't scared to drive in it. However, the idea of toting the TV and its giant box across slick snowy sidewalk did not appeal to me. I am extremely annoyed.

The only thing that makes me happy this moment is that I discovered a new "breed" of dog -- the schnoodle (half mini-schnauser/half toy poodle). Just too adorable, sorta like a working class poodle although some of them can look more schnauser-ey. Must get one for my cats -- they should have a pet of their own). This discovery has led me to research all sort of hybrid dog breeds (you can see them listed here). May I point out some of my more favorite names: Jack-a-bee (Jack Russell Terrier and Beagle); Comfort Retriever (Labrador Retriever and a Cocker Spaniel which must be the friendliest dog in the world); Miniature Schnoxie (Dachshund and a Miniature Pinscher); and Wauzer (Westie and a Miniature Schnauser). A colleague of mine asked if there was such a thing as a cross between a Bulldog and a Shih Tzu which would make... ah never mind.

Repeat after yourself and feel the blood pressure lower: schnoodle, schnoodle, schnoodle


3 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

Puppies! Yay! Very cute.

I understand the desire to avoid carrying a TV up those treacherous steps to your place. I can't believe that TV lasted so long, but I can't imagine putting up with the wavy images for much longer. Altered states of transmission!

Cranky Yankee said...

RE: hybrid dogs
In the old days, we used to call them "mutts."

Wendy said...

Kate: I know. The current TV has been veddy, veddy good to me. but it's time to put the old thing out. The worse part is when I have to wait five minutes (or more) to get a picture.

Cranky: true, true. But since they are the offspring of two purebred...the schnoodle's offspring will be truly mutts.