Monday, April 04, 2011

Good Golly, Miss Molly!


Meet Molly, who entered our family on Friday. She's an energetic bundle of fuzz who would chew the couch into a wad of leather and padding if you give her half a chance. Toby and the cat hate her and are showing no signs of relenting, though we remain hopeful. She's a full-blooded German shepherd about 9 weeks old. I tried to find a dog through two rescue organizations and the Humane Society. The latter was helpful but bogged down in ridiculous regulations. The rescue groups are useless cookie eaters who constantly beg for donations but don't seem to have any interest in actually placing a dog into a home, in my opinion. Just as well; we love the little devil dog and wouldn't trade her for a carload of Rin Tin Tins.

9 comments:

Bill Crider said...

A doll. She could win me over in a second.

Jerry House said...

She looks like a very sweet puppy. Congratulations!

Richard R. said...

Nice job, Bob. Never too early for puppy obedience training!

George said...

I'm sure there will be a dog in your next novel, Bob.

pattinase (abbott) said...

More fun for your grandchild to have a puppy to visit anyway.

Laurie Powers said...

Congratulations - she really is adorable. She will give you years of love, protection, and loyalty.

Cap'n Bob said...

At this stage I call her devil dog with her whining, biting, chewing, and willful behavior, but she'll grow out of it. I just hope I live long enough to see it.

George said...

Just thought you might be interested in this, Bob:
It's not uncommon for a film to hit out at organized religion, but a long-gestating Paul Thomas Anderson script is ready to do the uncomfortable: take on, in metaphor, the Hollywood-centric Church of Scientology.

Deadline reports that Anderson's proposed film, once under the working title, "The Master," but now without a name, has had its worldwide distribution rights bought by the Weinstein Company following a multi-studio bidding war. It guarantees a global audience for the film, which will star Philip Seymour Hoffman as a man who creates a religion in 1952, and Joaquin Phoenix as his second in command.

The film, which begins shooting in June, is a long time coming; the script was finished in 2009 and then shelved before the recent movement. According to Variety, the first iteration centered on the relationship between The Master (Hoffman's character) and Freddie (the lieutenant, to be played by Phoenix. "As the faith begins to gain a fervent following, Freddie finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor," the industry daily reported.

Cap'n Bob said...

Thanks for that info, George. I'd better get busy with TOYMAN 3, in that case, which deals with a cult like Hubbard's.