Special Fast Eddie

My friend Tracy has a dog that's a Pekingese/Chihuahua mix named Edgar. I like to call Edgar "Special Eddie" because he looks... well...


Special
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Tracy doesn't like the nickname "Special Eddie," however, so for the purposes of this post I'm going to call Edgar by his other nickname, "Fast Eddie."

Special Fast Eddie happens to have the same birthday as Beverly, so Tracy had a little party for him at work. In addition to pulling out the ole chocolate fountain for her co-workers...


...she got a cake and candle for Fast Eddie.


When I saw the pictures from Fast Eddie's celebration, I had to laugh because Beverly got something a little different for her birthday.

For Bev's big day I let her pick out a treat from a cute little place in the hood called Monster Mutt.



Of all the things in the store, of all the treats and toys, do you wanna know what she picked?


A bully stick.

My sister had no idea what a bully stick was when I told her, and was horrified to find out. If you don't know what one is and are curious, click here for a brief explanation.

Now regain your composure.

Breathe.

It'll be okay, really.

And back to the story...

I don't let Beverly have bully sticks very often because, in addition to them being plain gross, they REEK. She gets muck all over her face when she eats them and the only way to get rid of it and the smell that accompanies it is to give her a bath. So it's kind of a pain-in-the-arse treat. She really enjoyed it though...


Anyway, that's my story. Before I go, though, a message to Tracy:

Tracy, I know you're sensitive about people making fun of the Ed, so I'd like to take this time to say... You know I love you. And you know I love the Ed. And you know I love the Ed's buggy eyes. And crooked teeth. And big ears.

Ed's like the fox and rose in The Little Prince. The little prince thought the fox and rose were like every other fox and rose until he tamed and cared for them. Once he got to know them, he realized they were unique in all the world. He learned...

"On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

Or, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye."

No matter what anyone says about Fast Eddie (including me!), you know how beautiful he is. To know Eddie is to love Eddie. As people get to know him, they realize this.

Okay, bye for now!

PS - I'm sorry that a post about bully sticks turned into me quoting a much beloved children's book.