Some dogs are aggressive; ours are passive-aggressive. Without a nip or a yip, they manage to get everything handed to them: designer clothes, comfy beds, hot meals and homemade treats. And long walks…and stuffed squirrels…with squeakers.
Machu Picchu, our littlest whippet, has certainly learned to kill by cuteness. Like many a Real Housewife, this Real House Whippet gets anything she wants by just showing up and looking good.
C-Biscuit, however, has mastered “the look.” It’s innocent yet demanding, passive aggression at its best. Or worst, depending on whether or not you like this sort of “whipulation.” We certainly prefer it to the uncreative and unsophisticated yap! yap! yap! yap! method of pocket dogs.
Does the phrase “do nothing, accomplish everything” come from Zen Buddhism, or the Real House Whippets’ Passive-Aggressive Handbook?