Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Bait and switch

Well, we finally extracted the package from the bowels of UPS. Did you know UPS drivers wear shorts in winter too? No wonder they're crabby. Grow some fur. I scribbled a signature and then dived in, ripping away the cardboard. What emerged from the packing peanuts was, well, not what we were expecting. The model A101-B is, well, a different breed from the model B101-A, which is what the border collie assures me he ordered.

Now I'm not saying this model isn't going to work out, but it does lack the sleek lines of the Model B101-A. Not to mention its range of squirrel pursuit. The Model B101-A can chase down a squirrel from 30 feet. The Model A101-B can, well, make choo choo noises.

I'm considering a backup plan while we show Model A101-B around the yard. There's a pitbull a few blocks over who loves Monty Python's Holy Grail. He has the garb. He might be the way to go. Except he demands a lot of Spam. On soda crackers.

Might be worth paying up, though. I sense the natives are restless...

8 comments:

  1. riley! life is so hard for you. better take a nap.

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  2. Model A101-B doesn't look so, um, bright. I hope you get Sir Pit to help out-just in case.

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  3. Oh dear! Model A101-B will NOT do for your immediate needs. I would not send him back though because he has other uses, like walks with you and THEM. THEY could get on old A101-B's case about barking and lunging and cut you some much needed slack. He looks like he could take it, plus that's a nice pair of ears he has. Sir Pit may be a bit of overkill(ha!)for now, but ask the border collie to keep his resume on file.

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  4. i'm still trying to figure out how you scribbled a signature with no disposaable thumbs.

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  5. no squirrels today. too cold. whew.

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  6. What you need are some cats to chase those squirrels. What, Mommy? Oh, we aren't allowed outside without our harnesses or stroller. We'd loan you our border collie, but all he does is huff at squirrels. Not very useful and he's kinda old.

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  7. Oh dear, bit of a disappointment this model. Looks kinda cute. But I don't think that was the look you were aiming for.

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