Friday, November 07, 2008

I totally think I could have taken that 10-year-old in a fight!

On Halloween, the dogs went nuts every time the doorbell rang and scratched at the glass door in an effort to get at the trick-or-treaters to lick them to death. During one such melee, I was standing outside the door with the kids and to make sure they weren't scared of the puffballs (who each weigh less than 20 pounds-- oh-so-scary!) I told them their names.

One of the boys, who was about 10 years old, said, "Casey looks like she's pretty stupid."

Um, what?!? Being my usual, mature self, I felt I had to defend my dog against this little brat and said (in a haughty tone), "Actually, she's very smart."

"How is she smart?" the boy said.

"Well, she knows sign language. When want her to sit, we don't have to say 'sit,' we just show her the sign and she does it."

I still think the boy was more impressed by the candy I gave him than Casey's abilities, but I'm still counting it as a victory against that little punk.

8 comments:

scargosun said...

I hope you gave him sugarless candy or a granola bar.

Andy said...

I hate smug little children...
Also, I responded to your request for attention in the comments section.

KAT's little sis said...

Find out who that little punk is and we'll go steal his bike when I'm in town! What a snotty thing to say to someone he doesn't even know. I can only imagine what his parents are like.

KAT's little sis said...

ps- I'm curious what make him say that about Casey and not Molly AND Casey? I mean, was only Casey throwing herself up against the glass door, or what?

FunnyGal KAT said...

Nope lil sis, both of them were completely spazzing out. But apparently only Casey has the dumb-looking face. Dad has gotten a kick out of the story and calls Casey stupid (in a cute voice) every time he sees her (here's hoping he doesn't keep that up with his human grandchild, too!)

sj said...

i can see this whole thing going down. only when i picture this, i picture you being like.... 12, and with legwarmers on, and your hair tossed over your shoulder with a "oh, actually? she's suh-mart."

like. whatever.

Momma Bear said...

I thought this was so funny! But that's only because I could totally see myself doing the same thing!

Srg said...

That kid obviously has no pets of his own which probably isn't a bad thing!