The Tail

Yet another shark sighting…

Shaggy and wild-eyed, he stopped her and her dog at the beach.

“Did ye hear of the shark that bit the dog’s tail?”


“Aye, lass, it was a horror… just now.”

He leaned close to her ear and his voice dropped to gargling whisper, a smell of whiskey, tobacco and sweat.

“The shark… Aye, the shark!” He paused: “Therein lies the tale.”

— Yip

Workin’ Dog

working dogs of the world, unite!

I don’t like music videos. I don’t like dogs. I do like Rich Hall.

This song was written as a part of one of Hall’s BBC 4 documentaries about the United States… Nashville, I think it was about. You can find at least 3 YouTube video’s based on this song. I think this is the best of the ones I’ve seen.

Post Script: as you can see, the original has been deleted. The song is worth a listen, so here is a second choice:

The Soup

but some of my best friends are dogs

I don’t like dogs, really. Oh… it’s true: There’s no happy like a happy dog and I’ve known individual dogs with whom I became great friends. But as a species… not so much.

But really, what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog?

How much is that doggie on the menu?