Monday, November 25, 2013

Everyone Needs To Keep A Dog And A Couple of Economists...

Leggett and friend...
(... always best to hold
a poodle by the throat!)

Leggett is one of my favorite pets. Have always been partial to the underdog, but you know with poodles that sometimes becomes difficult. Poodles have had a long, persistent reputation for being frivolous and a bit silly. 

Well, right, Leggett is not much on diplomacy nor credit unions and surely can't write, but he is stubbornly loyal. One thing poodles do excel at is in knowing how to follow instructions and how to come when called.  That's a big asset in lots of circles! 

You can put an idea into Leggett's head and he'll yip away at it all night long.  Incessant barking in fact may be Leggett's raison d'ĂȘtre!  Poodles have never been bred to hunt nor for independence.   That's why there are no stray poodles; poodles are always a pet - kept up by someone.  Leggett's definitely that kind of poodle!

Someone recently asked me if Leggett was named after ABA Senior economist Keith Leggett?  Absolutely not; no way! I can't think of anything more cruel than naming a dog after an economist!

And, besides if I'd wanted to mark Leggett with "an economic slander", would have ...

Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip! Yip!
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... called him "Robust"*!

* robust - english; adj. - vastly overused in economic cults; meaning: "written by an idiot".


Anonymous said...

I think you will like this James Stewart peom about his dog.

Jim Blaine said...

It's A Wonderful Life!