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A New Mexican Schipnic
Wednesday, November 19, 2003
At Skippertown each of the Belgians has his or her way of coping with that bane of canines everywhere, the vacuum cleaner. Here's a little quiz for you fans of The Three Schippeteers: Which schip fits which profile? We have The Gallant Protector, The Freak, and The Supervisor.
The Gallant Protector is brave and a master of strategy. The Protector lies in wait, preparing physically and mentally for the attack. Unlike the hideous vacuum, the Protector is quiet - that is, until the unsuspecting enemy comes round the corner and then the attack is fast and furious. And before the thing realizes what hit it, the Protector disappears and plans the next assault.
The Freak starts to lose it at the mere sight of the offending machine. Rolling the vacuum into a room gets the Freak scrambling to find safe harbor and turning on the beast sends the Freak into a panic, running in and out, hither and yon. And yet the Freak feels compelled to check out the monster's advances, even though each visit invariably prompts another freakout session.
The Supervisor is the coolest of customers. The Supervisor reigns imperious over the chaos, refusing to give the enemy any satisfaction. The Supervisor accepts there is no stopping the humans from using the awful "sucker" and has decided that a watchful eye and a defiant attitude are the best tactics. The Supervisor employs a type of civil disobedience by lying directly in the path of the creature and moving mere inches only when forced to do so.
It should be pretty clear by now that Skipperdoodle is The Gallant Protector, Jordanovich The Freak, and Miss Mellie The Supervisor. Yesterday the Melanator went so far as to place her soggy chew atop the roaring beast. The message was clear, "You are MINE!"
Saturday, November 08, 2003
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