wonderbex wrote:so i think the board is getting you a dog? the kind of dog that barks? and we've trained him to bark "Ri ruv ru" like that dog from the little ceasars' commercial of yore. or the sample of the dog barking "ri ruv ru" at the top of the beastie boys' "sureshot."
See, Bex, we gotta talk a little about the care and upkeep of a dog. It's endearing, sure, to have a dog who barks "Ri ruv ru" on command, especially when entertaining company. However, "the kind of dog that barks" does so whenever he hears an exciting noise, like a door slamming, a car's engine starting or shutting down, footsteps, particular voices &c. Even and especially if the dog barks "Ri ruv ru" every time Sean's neighbors come home from work, it's going to get very irritating. The message might start to lose its meaning or else become cloying and suffocating after a while. And if this puppy is supposed to represent all of Sean's friends and loved ones, well, what does that say for the future of his most important relationships?
Not to mention the factors of excretory responsibilities at all hours, canine oral fixation and the problems that causes, and the unlikelihood that Sean is going to bring a dog on tour.
If it's gonna take a cute animal to get Sean's cat to shit money, I'd recommend a parrot. True, a parrot never will be quite as motivational-poster-inspiring as a cute puppy, but it has its advantages, like portability and ease of maintenance. We can teach the parrot to say "I love you" in that cute lilting parrot inflection, with a squawk at either end of the phrase. And it can sit on Sean's shoulder, which is just about the epitome of cool, especially on someone as tall as Sean is. I'd bet you could do a hell of a pirate impersonation, Nelson.
A parrot does have its drawbacks, like the sharp beak and claws and the tendency to scream a lot, but if Sean tires of his parrot's carryings-on, he can just throw a blanket over the cage and forget about it.