Saturday, June 09, 2007

Pit bull lovers in Iowa City

I was supposed to be in Iowa City this morning, drinking coffee at Java House before attending a pit bull workshop, where I was scheduled to speak. I love pit bulls. I love Iowa City. I was looking forward to this. But earlier in the week I made the mistake of thinking that my cold was just an allergy, and by Thursday I was bedridden, feverish, coughing, watery nosed, and somewhat delirious. Friday I felt a little better, got up, did laundry, walked the dogs, and had several people say "Oh my god you look terrible." So I did something I've never done before: I cancelled my little appearance. And I feel awful about it. Yet, this morning, after going to bed early, I'm still hacking up phlegm. And my mother will now read this and call to tell me to get to a doctor. OKAY, I will.

Still, I'd much rather be in a room with 70 other pit bull people, hearing stories about how ridiculous they can be.

My own little pit bull, Sula, woke me up at about five this morning, insisting it was time for her walk with Brando, which is how we start the day. And for some reason, her high-pitched yipping from her crate, next to my bed, made me think: She's really just like Paris Hilton.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

But prettier!

sara

lisa in tlh said...

And smarter!

Betsy said...

And talented!

I hope you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Ken,
Are you making a jaunt to FLA any time soon?

Technically speaking Sula and Paris are both bitches, though of a different ilk.

TK

shelley said...

Hi I just happened to find this page and decided to take a shot in the dark. I have a lovely 4 year old pitbull/bulldog mix that went missing for five months and we miraculously were able to get him back, however now we have to move and cannot find a rental property that will allow pitbull breeds...any fellow pitbull lovers out there with a rental property available near CR? My husband and I have three young daughters and have lived in the same rental house for five years but it is now being sold...we also have a 1 yr old amer.staff beautiful and sweet that we adopted while our dog was missing that we have to find a home for as the two males do NOT gel along...if interested contact me please shellnmnks@yahoo.com THANK U