Saturday, December 5, 2009

A dog by any other name would smell as sweet

OK, it could be worse.  It isn't penguin-patterned polarfleece. No tutu is involved.  There are no matching boots.

But now I know just how cheap a name really is.  For just $2.65, Carmella is now Cosmo.  At least it starts with C ... the other choice was powder blue Khloe--the K, no doubt, the reason the bathin' thing was returned.  I am now doomed to hear the story of the good deal* over and over again. Roll out the Cosmo the Wonder Dog jokes...

Cosmo the Wonder Dog.  Actually, I do feel some super hero flutters when I hear that velcro coming at me.  And it did come with reflective piping. Safety first! It is cozy... If nothing else: coat=walkies. As long as I NEVER have to been seen at the dog park wearing it.

Juliet (never called COSMO):
'Tis but thy name that is my enemy;
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What's Montague? it is nor hand, nor foot.
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name,
And for that name which is no part of thee
Take all myself.
         - William Shakespeare,  Romeo and Juliet

* Susan says that (gods help me!) I have to tell you she found the coat at the Lands In- Not Quite Perfect outlet marked down to four-something with another 40% off for the monogram mishap. everyone can run out and torture their best friends...

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Carmella, Cosmo the Cat is indignant! Yet pleased that he's not wearing that, since the red would clash with his red fur.