Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
When I brought home baby Homer, I proceeded with rose-colored optimism that having a new dog meant that I would have a new best friend. I expected my baby dog to be interested in all of the same things as me, because he wouldn’t know any better. I shouted from the rafters (read: my blog) that Homer is the newest Reds fan in my family. The thing is that in the nine days Homer has been my son, he has not demonstrated any enthusiasm in the Reds. He sleeps through every single game. He hasn’t shown interest in Brandon Phillips, and the only thing he can be bothered to do during games is drink water, ask to go pee, and sleep. Sometimes, if I cheer really loudly for a run, he’ll wake up. Instead of being excited, however, he’ll look at me like I ripped off his ear and go back to sleep.
This got me thinking. Have we, as Reds fans and pet owners, been incorrectly assuming that our pets are interested in baseball at all? What if dogs don’t even like baseball? I put a call out to my Twitter followers to send me pictures of their dogs being uninterested in baseball, and I got some great ones.
First, though, here are several pictures of sleeping Homer. (In all fairness, Homer is still a baby and sleeps quite a bit, but you’d think that if he’s able to stay awake whining in his crate for 5 hours a night, he’d be able to keep his eyes open for the American Pastime.)
A million thank-you’s to everyone who made this post possible (and their unenthusiastic doggies)! This was the most fun I’ve ever had while writing a post, and I definitely could not have done it without you!