“Has your son decided what he wants to be when he grows up?” I asked my friend.
“He wants to be a garbage man,” he replied.
“That’s an unusual ambition to have at such a young age.”
“Not really. He thinks that garbage men work only on Tuesdays.”
From Penny’s sister J
Book Blurbs – Glossary of Terms
|Enchanting||there’s a dog in it|
|Heart-warming||a dog and a child|
|Haunting||set in the past|
|Audacious||set in the future|
|Award-winning||set in India|
|Perceptive||set in north London|
|Epic||editor cowed by author’s reputation|
|From the pen of a master||same old, same old|
|In the tradition of||shamelessly derivative|
|Spare and taut||under researched|
|Disturbing||author is bonkers|
|Stellar||author young and photogenic|
|Classic||author hanging in there|
|Vintage||author past it|
At a workshop on dog temperament, the instructor noted that a test for a canine’s disposition was for an owner to fall down and act hurt. A dog with poor temperament would try to bite the person, whereas a good dog would lick his owner’s face or show concern.
Once, while eating pizza in the living room, I decided to try out this theory on my two dogs. I stood up, clutched my heart, let out a scream and collapsed on the floor.
The dogs looked at me, glanced at each other and raced to the coffee table for my pizza.