Monday, July 02, 2007

Speaking of hats

We are having a theme week at my work. Today is fun T-shirt and flip flops, tomorrow is hats day, then there is red, white and blue, Hawaiian day, etc.

Reminds me of a Henry and Bucky joke in our family. Bucky is a big barker, always has been since he was a wee little pup. At our old house we had some very loud neighbors, so Bucky was out in the back yard giving the teenagers lectures all the time. Sometimes we got tired of hearing the arguments, one of us would stand at the back door and yell "Hey pug, put a sock in it!"

Bucky usually looked at us for a fraction of a second, like "you talking to me?" and finish up with his speech, with his back side to us. Throw out a few insults over his shoulder at the end.

Bucky was about three years old when Henry was born. They grew up together, watched each other become the fine youngsters they are today (well, maybe an oldster in Bucky's case). "Dog" was one of Henry's first words, and then "pug", and "Bucky".

One day, when Henry was a toddler, the two of us stood at the back door; the pug was outside making a fool out of himself. Suddenly the small child announced:

"Hey pug, put your hat on!"

If Bucky is ever capable of being confused, that was the day. He stopped, turned, gave us a good long look, and came into the house, mumbling all the way, "my hat, now where is my hat? where did I leave my hat?"

The child never mixed up his (or the pug's) accessories again, but the smartie pug learned the lesson and the hat trick never worked again.

Here is a picture of Bucky in Henry's cowboy hat. Giddy up puggy!

1 comment:

Romi said...

Heeheeheehee! Cute!