Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Peter Schlemihl

Today Dad sat down with me and read me a short story from long ago.  I grabbed a bone to chew and listened.
Chewing a Bone While Dad Reads
The story is about a man named Peter Schlemihl.  Dad happened on this story when he was in High School a pawzillion dog years ago.  He had a psychology  class and the book they were reading referenced this short story.  Dad decided he needed to find and read this story.  The story was written way back in 1814 and for some reason Dad could relate to this story. Finding it on line was like talking to old friend you hadn't seen in years.
Peter Schlemihl
In the story Peter sells his shadow to a man for a magic money purse that gives him an endless supply of money.  As Dad read the story, I sense his enjoyment and felt like I was part of the story.  When he was done reading it, he smiled and gave me a hug.  If you want to read the story and find out what happened to Peter click the following hyper-link:  Peter Schlemihl.

As for me and Dog Dad, things are going well.  I am meeting new friends at Angel Paws.  Dad had been hoping to report that a tri-color girl was born to come live with us, but no such luck.  A litter of five pups were born on 19 June.  There were two tri-color males, a sable male and two sable females whelped, but no tri-color girl.  However, two more female collies are coming into season soon.  If it would make Dad happy to have a tri-color girl and the delay is only several months, I can hang in there.  Besides that means more treats for me.

Dog Speed,



Sheltie Times said...

Sorry you didn't get a new family member. Mom has had sable, and tri colored Shelties. At some point she'd like a Merle, but we'll have to see if that ever happens.

We hope your Dog Dad finds you a friend soon.

Cowspotdog said...

eeewwww girl cooties - you want to have girl cooties slobber all over you - we think a brother would be a better idea :) :)

Dianne SS said...

Sorry to hear that you will have to wait a little longer for a tri girl. We had to wait for 2 years before Lanny came along--hope your wait is shorter!! Meanwhile enjoy being an 'only' dog Sherman!! We looked up the story and when we have a little more time later, we'll read it!!

Duffy, Lanny, and Dianne

StevieGrrrWonder said...

Hey there, Mr. Sherman, I think u can hang in there with not too much trouble...the extra share of the treats alone is worth it. Hopefully, a tri girl will be along soon in the next litters. Until then, don't sell your shadow to anybody. Think of all the fun you'll be missing cuz u can't chase it! It's almost as fun as chasing yu tail around and around in circles, but way more elusive and hard to catch!!! ;-)