Friday, October 12, 2012

R.I.P. Cujo

All my life I was afraid of dogs.  Big ones, little ones, old ones, young ones - - it didn't matter.  I was terrified of them.  My sisters still tease me about being chased around and around the house by a vicious, drooling, girl-hungry killer dog.  I admit now that the killer dog was actually the cutest little puppy ever, just wanting to play.  But, at the time I knew it wanted to kill me.   Yes, I was terrified of dogs.    Until, that is - - -


And now I love dogs.  All dogs.  Big ones, little ones, old ones, young ones.  It doesn't matter.  I just love them.  Dogs love unconditionally and are loyal and happy.  Yes, I love all dogs.  Even this one - -


I feel sorry for Cujo.  It wasn't his fault that he got rabies and "conducted a reign of terror on a small American town."   He didn't have a choice.   Poor baby.   And, anyway, why didn't the woman notice that Cujo was getting sick?  He didn't turn into a crazed dog instantly.  Oh ya.  She didn't notice cuz she was too busy CHEATING ON HER HUSBAND.  Stupid woman.   Anyway, I digress.  

I love dogs.   And I look at Cujo differently now.  I think I'm going to have to take that movie out of my scary/horror movie library.  

19 comments:

  1. Phew...all that came up in my blog reader list was the title and pic of that adorable little poochie up there! Poor Cujo...

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    1. Shock value, I guess, when you get down to the Cujo pic :)

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  2. dogs are the clowns of the animal kingdom

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    1. Hmmm. I don't like clowns. I'll have to think of a substitute comparison :)

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  3. All dogs are "puppies" to me .. Big old Great Danes will be met with a whole episode of "Oh what a cute puppy!" I'm not very much into small dogs, for myself that is. I love them, but I want a dog I can wrap my arms around without being afraid of squashing. Cujo is a big dog, but that black puppy doesn't look like he is. So what about you? Do you rather big dogs or forever puppy-sized ones?

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    1. The little black dog (Izzy) is the first dog I've ever had - - someone was getting rid of her so we took her. She's such a part of the family I can't imagine our home without her. However, I would love a big dog (or two) as well!!! I'm not discriminator of size!

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    1. But only after she totally lost her mind and went crazy!

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  5. Never saw, or read, Cujo but everyone I have talked to said the same thing: how sorry they felt for the poor dog. I was not a dog person at all, till I got my sweet little Pepperbean in Feb. 2003. Now I love them!!!!

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  6. I've been scared of dogs for so long, and I'm just now coming around to not being afraid of them. But Cujo? Freaks me out. Stephen King is the same reason I am scared to death of clowns....

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    1. I HATE clowns! IT did it for me, I think - thank you Stephen King :)

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  7. I love dogs but from a distance!

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  8. still afraid....would you believe !?

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    1. I'd still be afraid too, Anni, if it weren't for this little pup we got a couple years ago!

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  9. This is the first valid defense of Cujo I've ever read. Poor, sad puppy dog.

    And your little friend there? ADORABLE! And I'm not a dog person.

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    1. Totally get the "not a dog person" thing, Marianne!

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  10. I completely agree about Cujo. The book is even more pitiful, because you can get a sense of what the dog is thinking about what's happening to him.

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