We have a dog.
Did you know??
His name is Gizmo. I'm sure I've posted about him.
I don't like him as well as I liked Shaggy, I have to admit.
Gizmo, honestly, gets into MORE trouble and he's not nearly as affectionate as Shaggy was.
J-man, though, absolutely adores this dog.
So - in reality, I can't just pitch him. Though I've thought about taking his collar off and let him just kind of run away. He's cute. I'm sure some one would adopt him.
He is tall enough to get into the trash can (Shaggy wasn't.)
I'm constantly cleaning up after this dog.
I don't like it. Because when he gets into trouble - stealing toys and killing them. Taking plates out of the trash . WHATEVER .... I Have to deal with it. I don't necessarily want my life to stop all of a sudden because of the dog.
THEN ... then the kids started to complain about it. Him jumping on them.
When they wrestle, he wants to wrestle to - usually with nips of teeth. A practice of which this mom is not fond...
I started a Mantra. "Let's just get rid of him."
That caused a stirring in them to actually play with the dog or protect their toys ...
Then one day, J-man actually agreed with me.
So ... anytime Gizmo gets into trouble, Mini-Me and G-man (mostly Mini-Me) starts cuddling the dog. "Don't get rid of him!"
It all started feeling familiar.
Let's get rid of him....
Then -- I realized why it was familiar feeling.
I was feeling like Dread Pirate Roberts.
The Quote from the movie was "Good Night, Westley. Good work. Sleep Well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."
So I've adapted. "Good Night Gizmo. Sleep well. I"ll most likely give you away in the morning."
I love my inside joke.
The Professor actually laughed when I told him my revelation.
Mini-me doesn't get it and told me so in no uncertain terms that she didn't get it.
Well. Yeah. That's the point of inside jokes.
Maybe I won't get Rid of Gizmo after all - He's now part of an inside joke and the joke makes me happy. ... but we'll have to wait until morning to figure it out.
In the meantime - here's the scene from the movie.
In the Fireswamp. Beware the R.O.U.S.es.