Handsome and Duke have a love-hate relationship. Always have. After we got Duke, it took months before I quit worrying that H. would sell him/drown him (it was a common threat). The whole house-breaking thing really threw Handsome off his game, and he just wasn't in love with this animal living in his house. Or so he said with his words.
|They do look legitimately skeptical of each other here...|
AND DUKE WAS SO ITTY BITTY!! AWWW!!
I'll leave the house, and come back hours later to find the two of them asleep on the floor. H. is sweaty, Duke is panting. They've wrestled the entire time I've been gone. Its something that Handsome has just always done with Dukey; something I can't seem to do. I've tried to learn the wrestling moves (H. gives them names like "Death Trap" and "Vortex" and "Snake Bite"), but I just don't have that...
So today, when Handsome said to Duke, "Duke, sometimes I want to chop you right here, and sever your spine, so you can't follow me around anymore. You'd just have drag yourself everywhere," I wasn't very concerned. Because, although he's a fighter with his words...
I know he's a lover at heart.
Circus Master, AKA,