The View From My Desk

Monday, January 19, 2009
This is Jake.

He's an Italian Greyhound who belongs to one of our best friends, who's out of town on business this week.

Jake's kind of dumb.

And he thinks he and I have some special psychic connection, which he attempts to activate by sitting next to my desk and staring at me like some sort of deranged, obsessive serial killer.

It's a little disconcerting after a while.

16 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

I bet. I'm a little disturbed right now, to be honest. O.O

Jerry Critter said...

See...it is working.

Janiece Murphy said...

He's freaking me out, man.

Nathan said...

I've got a real soft spot for Greyhounds. Where they are raced, unless someone intervenes, they're just put down or put out on really crappy farms where they're barely maintained. My brother (a vet) regularly takes them in as part of an organization to save them.

Assuming they're healthy, they're used as blood donor dogs in the animal hospital until they can be adopted out. He's usually got one or two of them on hand at a time.

(Oh, and I think that demented dog is adorable.)

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, I like greyhounds, too. There's a track here in Denver, so you see a lot of adopted retired dogs in town, and the rescue organizations work closely with the track to prevent abuse.

Jake is an Italian greyhound, though, so he's quite small. His miniaturization has given him an unfortunate bug-eyed quality, in spite of being beautiful in the lithe way of his larger cousins.

MWT said...

He's cute in that picture. ;) Is that Boogie I see behind him?

Random Michelle K said...

I think I can hear the wind whistling between his ears...

Janiece Murphy said...

MWT, that's my Boogie. he outweighs Jake by at least 70 pounds.

And Michelle, you don't know how right you are...

Tania said...

That look is making me think of a cartoon character. For the life of me I can't think of which one.

Lance Weber said...

Jesus H... if ever a picture needed some LOL, it's this one...

Shawn Powers said...

Tania: Perhaps Odie?

Janiece Murphy said...

Lance, feel free.

Anne C. said...

Janiece, you have my sympathies on babysitting a neurotic bizzaro dog.

Joking! ;)

Steve Buchheit said...

Mommy, the scary puppy is frightening me.

okay, LOL time,
"I really gotta go outside now"
or
"This is your dog on drugs"
or
"Note to self, open mouth when barking."

Jeri said...

He looks like one of those greeting card dogs that have the photoshopped bug eyes or cheesy grins - except there's no photoshopping there.

I think he's practicing his ESP - treat levitation - and failing.

Enjoy. ;)

mattw said...

Can't...look...away...hypnotized by doggie stare...must fetch leash for new master...