DOG OF THE MONTH: SIMBA

As most of you know by now, I donate twice monthly sittings to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.  The really amazing thing about this gig is that twice a month I’m guaranteed to have a super fabulous, super fun, super Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day. You can visit Jadore le Chien Pet Photography to see all the available mutts, and check out Muttville to learn how to adopt.

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This months ‘Dog of the Month’ was both ridiculously easy and inexplicably hard to select. In a perfect world, Bacon Mac and Cheese would be good for you, spas and hair salons would be free thanks to generous government subsidies, I would wake up every morning to blue birds whispering ‘Ellen is the best Ellen is best Ellen is best’ into my ear, and every stray mutt the world over would be dog of the month for a day.

But alas, sometimes life is unfair.

Simba, however, is one special little dude.

For one, Simba is quite popular with the ladies. He is something like a cross between Jordan Catalano and George Clooney—you know, handsome, wicked cool, likes to misbehave when people are watching but is the perfect gentleman when nobodies looking. Simba was full of energy when I first met him and muttville, chasing all the pretty girls about and generally shouting ‘Look at me!’ every chance he could. As soon as I got him in front of a camera, however, he morphed into Fred Rogers. He asked for a bow tie and had some water. Then sat calmly until my camera was set, at which point he tilted his head so the light hit his eyes just so. When we were done, he licked my face.

Of course, there is one thing about Simba that is distinct from Clooney and Catalano. As my grandmother would have said, Simba is not the kind of guy you date; he is the kind of guy you marry.

If I were you (and I’m not, I’m me—but follow along here) I would think marrying a dog was, well, a tad strange (no judgement! Each to his own! Being honest here!) BUT I would totally want to make Simba my fur child. Just sayin’

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