Friday, January 13, 2012

A Bark In The Dark

In 1988 a film was released in America called "A Cry in the Dark" and it starred award winnin' actress, Meryl Streep. For those of you who have never heard of the movie, it is the true story about the Chamberlain family who go on a campin' trip in the Outback of Australia. While the nine week old baby is sleepin' in the tent, the family enjoys a barbecue along with fellow campers. As Lindy Chamberlain - the mother of the baby - returns to check on her, she sees a dingo runnin' off with sumpthin' in its mouth and upon findin' the child missin', immediately cries out "A dingo has taken my baby!" Public opinion soon turns against the Chamberlains and to make a long story short, she is accused of killin' her child and they are taken to court where both parents are convicted of murder. While the father is given a suspended sentence, the mother is sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. Three years pass and when the jacket of the baby is discovered at a large sandstone rock formation, Lindy is immediately released from prison and all convictions against the couple are overturned.

By now you're probably wonderin' why I brought this up. Well you see, five years ago to this very day, I also was stolen from my mother at the tender age of nine weeks. Bein' the alert young'n that I was, I can still remember my dear sweet mother barkin' out, "A dingbat has taken my baby!" Although I do not dwell on the abduction, it does bring a tear to my eye when I think about it. I have tried to focus on the positive aspects of my 1826 days spent in captivity; such as the fact that I have been able to get the dingbats completely wrapped around my little dew claw. Let me put it this way:

Needles and thread: $10

Replacin' worn out sneakers: $250

Classes to turn clueless PUs into amateur handlers: $375

Countless bags of decent quality dawg food and nomalicous treats: $1500+

Vet bills: $A,lot

One pup bringin' hours upon hours of joy into
the otherwise borin' life of a couple of two leggers:

There are some things that money can't buy
For everythin' else ~ there's Master Card.



Elysa said...

Well, I am so glad the, er, dingbat didn't eat you! Is today your gotcha day? If so, happy day to you!!

houndstooth said...

"A dingbat stole my baby!" Mom actually snorted when she read that and began laughing like mad! Chester, I'm awfully glad that dingbat stole you and then we were able to meet you. You're one fantastic dog that we're proud to call our friend! Happy Gotcha Day!


JackDaddy said...

I just keep a running tab that I'm going to give Jack on his 10th birthday! :)

Val said...

Happy Gotcha Day!!! Just ran across your blog...looks like you've got some of the same type of adventures I encounter with my 2 labs and 1 goofy GSD. Hope you will drop by my blog(s) sometime.
Hugs to the big chocolate dude!!

Sarge said...

Hey Chester!
Wow, that's so funny I shot a kibble out my nose! BWAR HAR HAR. Dingbat...too funny. Obviously, you landed in the perfect pack and they are giving you the love and toys you deserve. Thanks for the big laugh!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Two French Bulldogs said...

some of those things look awfully familiar
Benny & Lily

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OK... I'm thinkin you need to move to BLOGVILLE!! You sound like a perfect Neighbor.. fur a BUNCH of us.. We have DingBats too!!!

Sarge sent me over to meet you.

Life With Dogs said...

Worth every penny you sweet boy.

KB said...

Your "dingbat" line had me laughing out loud too!

Happy Gotcha Day!!!!!! You definitely have the dingbats wrapped around your dew claw!


I didn't know you were being held against your will as part of the dingbat cult... whoa. I'd call the authorities but you I'd hate for you take have to pay all those bills dude.

Momma says she hugged the screen b/c u r the cutest thing. Thanks dude- that's suppose to be me.

Kristin G. said...


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