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Whippet Stick-Up: Passive Aggressive Dogs

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.

Bob, Picchu, Biski & Sesame on a field trip to Piermont, N.Y.

Bob & our whippets on a field trip to Piermont. Sesame: on cement. Biski: on cement. Picchu: on daddy's lap.

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.

Bob frequently translates for C-Biscuit: "I'm tired, thin and hungry. And I have no money."

Bob frequently translates for C-Biscuit: "I'm tired, thin and hungry. And I have no money." (Sesame, nice try, but you are an amateur.)

 

With a strategic shiver, C-Biscuit has gotten my own shirt off my back, and onto hers

With a strategic shiver, C-Biscuit has gotten the shirt off my back, and onto hers

Does the phrase “do nothing, accomplish everything” come from Zen Buddhism, or the Real House Whippets’ Passive-Aggressive Handbook? 

C-Biscuit demonstrates that phrases like "my side" "your side" "wrong way" and "off limits" have no place in a Real House Whippet's vocabulary

Without moving a muscle, C-Biscuit teaches us that phrases like "that's my side" "wrong way" and "off" have no meaning to a Real House Whippet.

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