Early Morning Open Thread: Ozymandias

From commentor Tabor:

I found Ozy(mandias) in a shelter after a few months of looking for a dog. He stood on his hind legs and walked to me, and I knew he was the one. He had been dropped off by his previous owners because he was “too expensive” for them.
His presence alone is worth much more than any cost to take care of him. He’s at the door waiting for me when I come home from work (or anywhere else) ready to lavish me with attention. When I read in my recliner he stretches out and sleeps between my legs, with his head over one of my calves. When I am on the treadmill, he sits at the door and watches me tread away. He even joins me on the sofa to read the paper. As I type this, he is a foot away, chewing on a bone on the floor. I have gained a companion, a friend, and unquestioning love.
Adopting Ozy was a great decision. I am much better for it.

26 replies
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    stuckinred says:

    Yay for both of you.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Ozy is adorable. What a happy guy.

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    Oh my god. Ozy is ridiculously adorable. It was meant to be!

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    stuckinred says:

    Man, the A-Team of BJ is up and at em!

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    stuckinred says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: The Cirque is awesome! I was a bit skeptical about the bugs theme but it is killer. GO.

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    @stuckinred: I’m the C-team, but my sleep schedule is SNAFU. Sigh. Oh well. Time for me to write! How you be?

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    stuckinred says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Swell, crankin up for a day of football after I take the pups for their Saturday Magical Mystery Tour. The weather is insane down here, cool nights and warm, low humidity days. The leaves are just now turning.

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    @stuckinred: WE HAVE SNOW! And, yes, I need to shout it. Doing mah happy dance. Tai chi and football for me today!

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    stuckinred says:

    @asiangrrlMN: The Illini can get bowl eligible by beating the troubled Gophers today! The drama surrounding the Georgia Auburn game is deep and the Hokies can clinch a spot in the ACC Championship game by beating the U!

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    @stuckinred: Go Gopher–oh, hell. Who am I trying to kid?

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    demkat620 says:

    What a cutie!

    I have laundry on the agenda today. Two kids make a heckuva mess during the school week.

    My 9 y/o daughter went to the PA state capitol yesterday. Saw the Imax about the Hubble. She came home and told me that was the coolest thing ever.

    Except for the trash can shaped like Snoopy she saw. Ah, kids.

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    JPL says:

    Ozy is such a cutie. Dog owners know their bff slobber, sometimes have bad breath and it’s okay.

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    JPL says:

    @stuckinred: I imagine the announcers will be quite chatty during the Auburn/GA game. Bradley of the AJC says Cam should be benched until the NCAA finishes their investigation. hahahahaha

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    JMC in the ATL says:


    *faints from cute*

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    debit says:

    What an adorable little face! He sounds like an absolute love.

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    soonergrunt says:

    So, why exactly, is the dog named after Shelley’s fallen nemesis?

    My Name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and Despair.”

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    call_me_ishmael says:


    Perhaps his “wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command”?

    He looks more friendly and accommodating than commanding in the photos, though.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @call_me_ishmael: Yeah, he does. Looks like he wants nothing better than a rub on the head and a chew toy.

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    Annie says:

    Just adorable………..

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    General Stuck says:

    Gotta say.. Ozy is an absolute doll.

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    Cat Lady says:

    @General Stuck:

    Ditto, and gotta say he’s got a little bit o’ teh Charlie about him. ;-)

    From some random commenter I read somewhere and saved for when I’m feeling the Shelley:

    “I met a man beside the firewall Who said: two vast and empty halls of stone Stand in the city. Near them, on the mall, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read, Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, Truthiness of mouth, which to pow’r gave head, And on the pedestal these words appear: “My name is WaPo, King of Mainstream Media: Look upon my works, ye Bloggers, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of those colossal wrecks, in troubled air The newsprint crumbles, rips, and blows away.”

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    Luzeelu says:

    He looks like a Havanese or perhaps even a Havana Silk Dog. If so, you have a fantastic companion dog there, and he’ll be the light of your life!

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    wonkie says:

    VEry cute, sweet puppy! I am happy for both of you!

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    DPirate says:

    Glad you found a nice dog at the pound!


    When I am on the treadmill, he sits at the door and watches me tread away

    …thinking “Take me for a walk why don’t you?!?”

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    ruemara says:

    I’m sorry, but that is one cute, happy pup. Sounds like you figured what was really precious, take that Ozzy’s former owners.

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    Tabor says:

    Thanks everyone; I agree that Ozy is adorable. And thanks Anne Lauries for posting this.

    @soonergrunt – As for Ozy’s name, Ozymandias is my favorite poem. I’ve been told that if I ever have a son I’m not allowed to name him Ozymandias. So, naming my dog Ozy works for me.

    Ozy just came up and liked my cheek. I think that means he appreciates all of your comments as well.

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