Holy Sh*t, That’s My Dog!

Long Introduction

Have Mercy

As you might recall, one of Uncle Jesse’s first tricks was, “Watch the hair, huh!” (An homage to his Full House namesake.) My jaw-droppingly expensive multi-generational Australian Labradoodle was 9-10 weeks old when he mastered this delightful ditty, immediately justifying his price tag.

Since then, I’ve come up with all kinds of ways to amuse myself at his expense. Mostly in the form of nicknames, which change on at least a biweekly basis*. (Current nickname: Schnoodle. Because he looks like a noodle, it rhymes with poodle, and he’s just so darn…schnoodly. Don’t you think?)

We also call him a ‘man’ instead of a ‘boy’. He’s a good man. A smart man. “Come here,

A Schnoodly man

man.” Along with his name, it tends to confuse people, so we keep doing it.

I also like replacing dog-related phrases and commands with things that are ticklier to my fancy. “Fetch,” for example, has become an appreciative, “Thank you.” As in, “Thank you in advance for bringing me that toy. It was so very kind of you.” Works like a charm.

Short Introduction

My favorite canine comic relief comes from what we say instead of, “Wanna go for a walk?” Instead we simply shout, with appropriate fervor, “Holy shit!” No explanation necessary. Just watch:


*P.S. – For the record, yes, he does answer to “Uncle Jesse”. No one ever believes me!

P.P.S. – We plan on dressing him up as a wedge of cheese this Halloween. Get it? A Cheese DOODLE! Also works for an Uncle Sam costume: A Yankee DOODLE!

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8 responses to “Holy Sh*t, That’s My Dog!

  1. How freakin’ cute is your dog! He is adorable. I love how you get him to go for a walk. We have started to refer to our dogs as Smell Friends, a reference to this post: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2011/04/wild-animal-simple-dog-goes-for-joy.html

    And cheese doodle is brilliant!!

    • Holy crap – that post was hilarious!!! I am wiping away tears. Thanks for sharing, and I will let Uncle Jesse know you think he’s adorable (I’m pretty sure he thinks he exists just to hear how wonderful he is).

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  4. Good post, I have three German Shepards myself.

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  7. I love your dog. I love you even more. How did I miss all this doggy goodness before?! Holy shit is the PERFECT thing to say to your dog at walk time. We called out 12-year-old beagle Lil’ Man because he’s just such an old curmudgeon. Our fluffy mutt Adi is “Chiquita Banana.”

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