I think my dog is a Republican.

I’m not one to get crazy political.  I have views that land on either side of the political game board  – honestly, most land left of center but my house, family, friends represent pretty much the whole spectrum.  There is a lot of debate at times but mostly, we all live happily together and only want to strangle each other once a month or so.  During the day, when it’s just me and my dogs, we watch a lot of news.  I’m safe to yell anything I want at any commentator.  No debate, no dissension – just me yelling at the air.  It’s one of my favorite things.

Until now.  I think one of my dogs is a Republican.

This was first brought to my attention the other day, I was having a Twitter talk with my friend, Marjorie at Don’t Call Me Marge – she was all bummed about the news (Supreme Court stuff – she’s way smart like that) and I was about to send a Twitter reply to her about Scalia having issues when Otis (pictured below) jumped on my bed and puked on it.  Somehow, he had ingested what appeared to be a legal brief or possibly a copy of Going Rogue and decided that it was high time I’d read it.  I wouldn’t even touch it – he really didn’t think that through.  I did, however, take a photo and send it to Volker with the message, “Is this our tax return?”   Puking at the mention of Scalia having issues would lean more Republican, right?  Eating a tax return could really go either way.  I need more data.

Otis - mostly, he's awesome but sometimes, he pukes on your bed.

Otis – mostly, he’s awesome but sometimes, he pukes on your bed.  He might have a thing with mattresses.

Then, last night during The Daily Show,  Otis snapped at Emmy and caught her nose.  We had to take her to the emergency vet (a couple stitches – she’s fine) and miss the end of Jon Stewart being awesome.  This is very suspicious.

Otis was sent to the laundry room to wait it out.  I put MSNBC on to keep him company.  Here’s what happened while we were gone.

It's not supposed to do that.

It’s not supposed to do that.

He busted through the door.  THROUGH the door.  That might be a completely normal reaction from a Republican forced to listen to Rachel Maddow – like a lefty having to listen to O’Reilly or something.

So, my dog is a Republican.  I told him that it was fine but in the future, if  he didn’t want to watch Jon Stewart he could just bark or leave the room.  All is peaceful at home again.  See how easy that was, Congress?

Emmy, however, couldn’t care less about politics.  She just wants the stupid cone off of her head.

She hates that cone but on the bright side, she makes a great snow shovel.  I could rent her out for the next 10-14 days if anyone is interested.

She hates that cone but on the bright side, she makes a great snow shovel. I could rent her out for the next 10-14 days if anyone is interested.

In other news, emergency vets are expensive, y’all.  Over $500.  I could have bought a floating head for that.  Volker said that Otis will have to “work that off” – Really, between the sleeping and the eating, I don’t know where Otis will find the time.  I’m not sure how Volker is going to make that happen.  Any suggestions?


American German – language lesson #104

Wer mich liebt, der liebt auch meinen Hund. (vare mick lee-bt dare lee-bt owk mine-en who-nd) Who loves me, loves my dog.  It’s a German proverb.  You know, for when you’re speaking to a German and you want to throw a proverb out – BAM.  You’re welcome.


  1. Idk, kind of sounds to me like your dog was trying to express his opinion of socialized medicine.

    Thanks for the link love btw! xx
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  2. So, that was not a dog door before today? I giggled at the puked up tax question. Sorry about the expensive vet bill.
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    • julieyoujest says:

      It did end up looking like a Dutch door for a dog. It was a panel and all in one piece when we left. I think we should just put hinges on it and make it a fancy dog door. Poof-all fixed.

  3. I think if my dog was a republican, he’d have to spend lots of time in the other room.

    I know this sounds random, but we just got a puppy. 2 weeks later he was sick, so into the vet’s office we go. After their tests and medicine it was just over $700. WTH? Vet’s are expensive! Glad your dog is going to be fine though.
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    • julieyoujest says:

      He’s no longer allowed to watch TV.

      RIGHT!? I don’t know when it happened, but at some point dogs became as expensive as children. We board our dogs when we go on vacation and it’s like paying for two vacations. I hope everything is all good with your new (very expensive) puppy.

  4. Hahahah…that is awesome. Sorry about the puking, though.
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  5. I could not abide Republican pets. It’s bad enough that my parents are Tea Party.
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    • julieyoujest says:

      I’ve been working on converting my dad for years. It’s slow going but he’s all for equality now. Yay dad! He was never Tea Party but we’ve got a few who are in our mix. Otis is now banned from watching TV, except Ellen – he seems to like Ellen, but who doesn’t?

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