27 June 2006
the collie is the eaton family dog. it's the only kind of dog we've ever had so there's clearly quite a bond there. we share a whimsical nose, an english heritage and a fondness for organization (ie. herding). and since we're big fans of rebound pets, we've never not had a collie.
but exempting those 6 months of squatting after grad school with queen cookie monster, i haven't lived at home for seven years. and with this last big grown-up move, the lack of collies in my life has really hit hard. the bombshell and i ran into one in the park last night, and it took every measure of self-control not to throw myself down the hill to pet her. i want one. i really want one.
my building doesn't allow dogs (or cats for that matter, but shh! vieve is a person of fur) and i adamantly plan to live here for two full years. but come feburary 2008, bungalow or no, my collie's coming home. am thinking merlin. because lancelot is just a wee bit much. then again, paired with genevieve, merlin might make me sound arthurianly ignorant. hmmm. thank heavens there's always phelan and paulina.