Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Duel in the Sun

The place: Laurelhurst Park, Portland, OR.

The encounter: Kai (Flickr) + male dog near his size. Mutual sniffing, postures taut, hair-trigger alphaness is in the air. At last, terms of engagement are agreed upon.

The event: Olympic free-style pissing match.

En garde!

Kai: "This is my oak tree." Pisses on it.

Challenger: "Nay, 'tis MY oak tree." Pisses more, truly an impressive riposte.

Kai: "Oh, yeah?" Hits bullseye again.

Challenger: "Upstart cur!" Retakes target.

Kai: "Dickweed!" And again.

This continues.

At last, honor satisfied, they part.

The tree's thoughts went unrecorded.

Music: Frank Zappa, Broadway the Hard Way
Near at hand: the latest issue of The Stranger