Go Darke

Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it


All dogs go to heaven right?

My house looked like a crime scene this morning. Like when the killer has dragged a perforated corpse down the passage. Only the slipstream of hemoglobin running down the spine of my domicile was courtesy of my basset hound.

From his rectum.

Which… well… its a bad sign. I mean he is old and lumpy. And deaf. And kinda insane. Its his twelfth birthday next week. Which is the higher end of the lifespan chart for a basset hound. I’m sounding flippant because he seems to be okay now. He’s on a drip at the veterinarian. She seems to think its more likely a bacterial bloom than an exploded spleen…

Which is obviously good news all round. I wasn’t quite ready to pen an in memoriam to the great Napoleon Dynamite just yet.

My nephew (and godchild*) goes to one of those archaic high end Catholic schools. His Religious Education teacher recently informed him that dogs don’t go to heaven… because they have no souls. Being nine years old he was devastated by this revelation.

*they REALLY didn’t think that one through.

I thought that was quite mean-spirited of that particular teacher. Since my nephew had to then re-mourn the loss of his Belgian Shepherd. But you know… lets get it… eh… ‘canonically’ correct.

Ergh. People suck.


  1. kiabooks

    October 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so sorry your doggo is sick. I hope he pulls thru. If not, we can hope to see him again.

    1. Jo

      October 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you! He’s home already and feeling better. He ate all his dinner, so thats a good sign!

      1. kiabooks

        October 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

        Great news. They just don’t live long enough

      2. Jo

        October 17, 2019 at 6:43 am

        They definitely do not!!!

  2. simplywendi

    October 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Well, she’s wrong! šŸ™‚

  3. erroneouschoices

    October 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    My parents told me similar things. They felt it was best I knew the ‘truth’
    I still hope to introduce them to Santa one day or show them Jesus’ bones.

    1. Jo

      October 17, 2019 at 6:43 am

      But you seem to have turned out alright? Eh… right? šŸ˜€

      1. erroneouschoices

        October 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

        Meh, matter of opinion. And not always mine

        People are resilient though aren’t they?

      2. Jo

        October 31, 2019 at 6:53 am

        You got sent to my spam folder. Clearly WP thinks you are suspicious.

        … I mean more suspicious than usual.

      3. erroneouschoices

        October 31, 2019 at 2:47 pm

        I am a spam folder

      4. Jo

        November 1, 2019 at 6:41 am

        I’m going to choose not to read to much into that statement. Ha ha.

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