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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Not the kissing type

Tucker here.

I get a lot of grief about not giving kisses. My sister Tink gives kisses. She gives too many kisses. Kisses unsolicited. Ditto for my brother Oscar. Kisses, kisses and more kisses. So I thought I'd come clean and share why I'm a no-kiss kind of guy. Here it goes...

I was the dog nobody wanted. As a puppy I sat in a kennel trying to look cute and cuddly, begging people to want me and to take me home. I was never the first one out of the pen and into the loving arms of the legged people. Too many times I thought I was headed to my new home. But no one took me. I was not one of the lovelies - I was just a snaggle-toothed Pekingese. Too many kisses I gave away and now cannot get back.

So, after a while, I vowed I was done with gratuitous kissing.
One day my luck changed. My dad spotted me and brought me home. Although I was happy, and excited, and nauseous from the short car ride, I could not break my vow.

I love my people and their people and the neighborhood hounds I play with. I am a very lucky guy to have found the
family I have. But, I still save my kisses for all the lesser pooches who still have no place to call home. Maybe some day things will change and I will pucker for my people. But until then, have you guys seen the new collar my brother Oscar is sporting?

Gimme a break!

After typing my post I started to re-think this vow I had taken. My mom gives me hugs and kisses all the time. My family loves on me and plays with me too. I decided to try the kissing game again. While my mom was holding me, giving me kisses and scratching behind my ears, I decided to kiss her chin. Must have been a whopper of a kiss because my screamed and called my dad into the room to tell him that I had just kissed her. Of course he didn't believe her so I did it again. I was the hero! Like the Grinch, my heart grew three sizes at that moment. I decided to toss my vow out the window and live to kiss again.

Now, don't get all excited. I'm not going to become the kissing bandit. I am still going to give them sparingly but after seeing the effect they had on my mom, I will definitely hand them out a little more often.

Until then...




Ludo van puppy said...

aw Tucker, I think it be great that you is reconsidering giving kisses, they is so nice to give and recieve.
~lickies, Ludo

Mr. Puggle said...

x o x o x o

mr. puggle

Martha Basset said...

Tucker, you made our mum smile! Her last dog Harry was very sparing with any signs of affection. That made his kisses even more special so we know why your mom was delighted!
Now Bailey throws herself at the feet of absolutely anyone who will give her attention and will kiss anyone.
I am very affectionate to my mum - a bit with my Dad although I still dont really trust men. He seems nice but your never know.........
You stay just as you are Tucker, we love you.
Sending extra basset kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm a furry khyssy khanine but I understand holding onto them just to be safe and sure!

Mom says one of her other Sibes is like that...Banshey only recently has learned it is okay to khyss!

Keep up the good work - I'm sure your mom will khompliment woo with lots of treats!


Mango said...

Don't go all mushy on me now. Maybe next time a little toofers in the kisses.


Mason Dixie said...

Tucker I think your snaggle tooth is just charming and a cute part of you. do give out more kisses though, especially since you are so loved. =)

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Yur kissez just might have a little more "bite" to dem! We wood take a chance on woo!

Gus and Waldo

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

How lovely Tucker. A kiss is just a sign of our affection for the hoomans. They eat that stuff up!
XXOO-BabyRD & Hootie

Bree/Reilly said...

did your mom put peanut butter on her chin?????? I must admit I am the same, I have never been a kissy dog either.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello tucker its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is kind of like that arownd heer me and my brother tucker the other vizsla dog ar always giving away kisses but my sister trixie is verry spayring with hers and for sum reezon that mayks evrywun all giddy wen they git them frum her i gess it is troo wot they say abowt free milk wich is that free milk is verry taysty and yoo shud drink as mutch of it as yoo can ok bye