Thursday, April 27, 2006

Dachshund Marsala

If you didn't read yesterday's (26/4/06) blog posting, 'Testing a New Communication Theory' it might make good sense to read that posting first.

If you did, then you will know that today's posting is the first in a series of stories which have an animal theme for we are testing out a new communication theory about the power of animal stories!

When my mother was speaking at her Baptist church’s fiftieth anniversary she told the audience this secret. Years earlier she had been asked to provide the lunch for the Women’s Group. She cooked up a large pot of curry and sat it lidless on the car floor, before the front passenger seat. Bino, our miniature dachshund, was commanded to stay on the ledge behind the back seat.

When the car was approaching the venue the dog jumped onto the front seat. When Mum slammed on the anchors Bino went forward and ended up in the pot of curry. In good Baptist fashion it was a total immersion. The dog emerged paddling in bits of spicy chicken and vegetables.

Mum dried Bino off with a towel, smoothed over the curry and proceeded to serve the lunch as if nothing untoward had happened.

She said in her speech that she was relieved to see at the anniversary that so many of the women were still alive years after devouring her hot dog curry. She concluded, “You will be relieved to know that I am not in charge of preparing today’s lunch.”

Geoff Pound

Image: Drenched Dachshund