Read, Write, Run, Roam

Of Puppies and Promises


When he heard we were getting a smaller dog, my father-in-law had one request: that we not buy the dog clothes.

Promise broken.

A month ago, we had a great plan: bring the puppy home in late February and start house-training him in warmer weather. You can see how well that worked out. But I must admit, it makes Miloš quite Beogradjanko Beogradjanin.* Dogs in Belgrade suffer from two extremes: strays that suffer from health problems and occasional violence, or dogs that wear nicer coats than most people. Seriously, there’s a dog in my neighborhood that has a little leather and shearling jacket. Compared to that dog, Miloš is downright spartan. Rugged, even.

Eh, who am I kidding? He looks ridiculous. Cute, but ridiculous.

 

*Serbian readers, help me out. Is this a word, or did I make it up?

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7 responses

  1. If you were trying to say Belgrader, than it’s Beogradjanin 😉

    February 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

  2. Thanks! I was hoping you’d let me know. Is the plural Beogradjani?

    February 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

  3. Yes it is

    February 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

  4. You know tough dogs wear coats, just ask Wallace. We all miss you and congratulations on your new addition!

    February 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  5. So good to hear from you! Much love to you and the whole family.

    February 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm

  6. Erin

    I’m glad that you’ve embraced dog clothes, as T has made it his life’s purpose to find a vintage Fila sweater in honor of Milos’ Seinfeldian roots.

    March 2, 2011 at 1:25 am

  7. Milos does love tennis. A Fila sweater (childrens?) would be very appropriate.

    March 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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