Saturday, November 1, 2008

Watergate


This was a terrific sight-peeing adventure. We went to the Watergate, the Kennedy Center, and looked out over the mighty Potomac. Here I am at the Watergate Hotel. All you dogs out there are too young to remember the significance of the Watergate. It all went down when your great-granddads were still sniffing. But interestingly, some of the people I know are old enough to remember some of it. But because of their by now advanced ages, its all a fuzzy memory.

So I was in my cozy little annex, my brother's erstwhile closet, surfing the 'net, and did a little research on the subject. You see once upon a time, this funny-looking little man named Richard Nixon was president. Even though he had just about everything, he was president after all, he was kinda a kleptomaniac and not always very honest. He heard all these rich people lived at the Watergate Hotel, just down the street from his house (you know, the White House), and he couldn't resist. So one night Nixon busted into the joint and tried to rob some stuff. But he tripped the alarm on his way out and tipped people off. He was wearing a mask and all, but wouldn't you know it, he had pulled an old Halloween mask out of the closet and with his luck, it was A RICHARD NIXON mask, so everyone knew it was him. He went on TV and said he wasn't a crook, but no one believed him. So they kicked him out, all the way back to California, too far from the Watergate to be robbing it any more. I think even with his faults he was a good man. He even went on TV once and told everyone how much he and his young daughter Trish loved their little cocker spaniel Checkers. A man like that can't be all bad.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

TOMMY,
THIS IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO YOUR MOST RECENT ARTICLE ABOUT WATERGATRE.
PRETEND I`M JUST THE TYPE TO SLING CRITICSISMS AT YOU.I DON`T EXACTLY KNOW HOW ADVANCED IN AGE YOU`RE AT PRESENTLY. DOG YEARS AND ALL STYMIE ME. I HAVE A HARD ENOUGH TIME KEEPING MY HUMAN FAMILIES BIRTHDAYS STRAIGHT AS THEY WOULD LIKE ME TO. ANYHOW, I BELIEVE YOU MUST HAVE HAD SOME SUCH SCHOOLING TO INFORM YOU HOW TO WRITE. AS A FOURTH GRADER? 7TH?, OR MAYBE JR. HIGH? YOU`RE STILL WRITING AS A 1ST GRADER, AND IT SEEMS NO PART OF HISTORY HAS EVEN PHASED YOU`RE BRAIN. EVERYTHING YOU`RE DADDY FEEDS YOU ON YOUR OUTINGS IS LIKE A REVALATION TO YOU. IF AS YOU SAY, YOU CAN USE A COMPUTER, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO READ SOME HISTORY BOOKS, AND INFORM YOURSELF!I KNOW YOU`RE MAKING AN ATTEMPT, BUT YOU`RE WRITING IS SOMEWHAT WARPED. PHYSICALLY YOU WILL ALWAYS STAY LITTLE, BUT WHERE IS YOUR BRAIN GROWTH?I KNOW I SOUND LIKE AN OLD SCHOOLEACHER CORRECTING YOU, BUT IT NEEDS SAYING.

Cherokee said...

Dear Tommy,

All us dogs at the farm had our computers taken away after a big fight broke out between Cody and some of the other poodles. So it has been hard to keep up with your adventures. I snuck over to the Goat Run Farm next door and am using their computer.

Well, you have sure gotten to see a lot of the famous sights down there in the big city. I don't think I've ever told you this, but Checkers is my great, great, grandfather. That makes him your great, great, great grandfather. Yes, a famous dog in our past.

Love,
Mom

Tommy said...

Dear Anonymous,

I am just a small furry, humble cockapoo and wouldn't dare claim to be more. I received a decent education at UPS-Falls Church Campus. I'm proud of the fact that I'm the first of my family who had the opportunity to attend puppy school. My mom and dad, Cherokee and Cody, never had the chance. But I was put in with the regular class and as a result, we spent lot of the time covering the basics, like SIT and STAY. We had very little time reading and writing, much of which I've picked up on my own.

Are you saying that some of my historical narratives are in error? If so, please fill me in. I am trying very hard to understand all this human history. Are you saying that Nixon and Roosevelt weren't presidents? And Martin Luther King didn't fight for human rights? What about that dog-hater Obama . . . isn't he running for president now? And doesn't Sarah Palin shoot down poor animals?