The Dude⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Those of you familiar with the classic film The Big Lebowski will immediately see the extraordinary resemblance between The Dude and The Dude. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Neither of which should be mistaken for Mr. Lebowski, however. The Dude is The Dude, and that’s what you call him. Yet unlike his namesake, he does not bowl, as most bowling balls do not have holes large enough for his paws, and he hates the smell of that disinfectant they use on rental shoes. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The Dude has no allegiance or loyalty to any particular breeding or background. He is 10, as best he remembers, his memory clouded from when he was abandoned around year 5. The Dude was left behind in a vacant apartment when his previous owner moved out. It took a while for him to be found. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Short of wagging his tail, these days The Dude is chill and is not known to exert himself when awake, reserving his energy for sleeping where he maintains an active fantasy life in his dreams. The Dude does not bark or growl or even yip when awake, yet he does all three and more when sleeping. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Have a great week, and thank you for supporting #theyearofthedogs , a poorly named but humble project that is mostly about dogs and soon to continue into its third year. Please pick up a copy of the book; it really ties a room together. The Dude abides. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #thedude #thebiglebowski #underdogs

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