Here is Mei Mei. She is a lost one year old with the friendliest ever disposition. She has the most endearing habit of ensconcing herself onto one's lap and sitting quietly there. She's a house dog and strolled nonchalantly through our house completely oblivious to house rules. Milo watched with mouth wide open, marvelling at her temerity and courage, as she marched into all our bedrooms and even lay down cheerfully in the Forbidden Area.
Of course The Cane bit her butt... though that didn't stop her from doing the same thing a few more times.
I can't keep Mei Mei. The Husband thinks she's a useless dog. It's important to The Husband that dogs serve a purpose. I proposed that she is a courageous little one who marched up to Milo's (4 times her size) food and helped herself. Such a courageous dog would protect house and home, no?
- "No" said The Husband. "In one kick, she would fly away to Pasir Ris."
- "She can warn us of intruders," I ventured.
- "No" said The Husband. "That yappy yippy sound is more irritating than alarming".
- "She doesn't yip a lot" says I.
- "No she doesn't, but when she does, she sounds like a mouse in pain," says he. "Besides, she has no manners! Look at how she pushes Milo around."
Now that, I admit, is true. Milo politely sniffs her ear and rear. She bears with it for a while and then she snaps at him and barks a warning. Milo backs off and sits back on his haunches wondering what he had done wrong.
Last night, Milo had to sleep in the far corner of the patio because she had taken up his spot in front of the door and his kennel. There were a few fierce barks as they settled down for the night. But they were all yippy barks. Milo is always frisky in the mornings. So this morning, he invited her to play by bending his front knees in play stance. She trotted past him sedately and sat down.Now, THAT is a tau Little Bitch!
She is the dog of my dreams. One day, I will get me a dog like that. Meanwhile, The Husband says no... and so I have to give her to my friend K, who is on her way to fetch her to the vet.
Bye Mei Mei... it was good to hold you on my lap.