Monday, November 15, 2010

A Few Words From Fifty

{I give free hugs}

Bonjour tout le monde!

Fifty here. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of my friends out there that thinks that man wasn't very nice in calling me a mean name and saying such a horrible thing about me. 

It's true, I am part Staffordshire, (or so the lovely woman at the rescue center thinks and that not so nice lady who gives me my shots), but I'm not too sure. I never knew my father or my mother. My two sisters and I were found next to a dumpster when I was really little. But don't feel bad for me, everything turned out OK, and now I have a real mommy and daddy who are both human, so I guess that makes me human too. 

But just because I'm part Staffordshire doesn't mean that I'm bad. That's plain dogism. Staffs were  booted out of France long before Sarkozy booted out the gypsies (I think that man needs a cuddle). Maybe because the government has been mean to some of my ancestors, that man thought it was OK to be mean to me too. 
(And if they want to kick any dogs out of France, I wish they would start with my cousin Python. He may only be a Jack Russell, but he's meaner than any dog I've ever seen!)

The thing is, regardless of what my father and mother were, I'm a nice dog. I've never bitten, growled, or snapped at anyone (but I have licked... a lot!). My mommy and daddy raised me to know better. And I love people. People give me cuddles, and snacks. I'm a happy dog. 
And if that mean man had been nice to me, instead of being a dogist, and understood that it was those awful church bells that were making me bark, I would have given him a cuddle too. 

OK, I gotta go, I can here my mommy coming. And please don't tell her that I sent this message. If she finds out that I was using her laptop again, I'll be grounded.

À Bientôt!

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  1. I like you Fifty! You and your "mommy" too!

    And such a smart puppy literate and all!

  2. You're a dope! In a good way :)

  3. Wow, those expensive typing lessons your Mum got for you have really paid off. What a clever dog you are. I'm looking after Ted in December who lives near Toulouse. He's also part Staffordshire and extremely intelligent. If you want to take a look at him there are some photos on my blog top right click on Ted to go with his story, 'young at heart'but I warn you he doesn't play with footballs.
    I'd like a free hug please :)

  4. Cher Fifty,
    I got scolded by a nasty lady because I licked her dog while out playing in a vacant lot. I guess I figured that the other dog wanted to play, too. But the nasty lady didn't want her dog to mingle with me. Dog snobs!

    (who's afraid of things that go bump in the night)

  5. Dear Fifty,
    I'm Strike your little white italian friend ...
    When you want to spent some times with me I'm here! When I'll come again in Provence, next summer, we can play together!
    "Here the paw, my friend" ...
    Bisous, Strike

  6. Nikosmommy - He mops the floor too! (if licking it counts)

    Kerry - it's true :-)

    Facing50 - Ted looks very friendly! Sending cosmic free hugs your way ooo

    ditdit/ Duffy - what a snob! Fifty would let you lick him anytime (I'm talking to Duffy, not ditdit)

    Babi - Ciao Strike! xo

  7. Fifty, you have permission to give Sarko a big bark if you ever see him. I'm sending you a big hug and promise not to tell your mommy that you have been trying on her shoes either (wink-wink)


  8. Nika says: Humans, very confusing. I go to work with my mom at the flower shop and sometimes a new customer comes in and they ask if I bite.

    Why would I get to go to work if I bit?

    Can't they understand a smile is a smile whether on a dog or a human?

    C'est la vie.

  9. Fifty is such a cute dog, actually he inspired me to write my post today!!

  10. Good boy, Fifty!
    I'm sure Mommy would just be happy that you used her laptop to send this message instead of treating it like a rugby ball...

  11. I'll have you know I get teased mercilessly for doing the voice of "Ari"...but I love him! and I love posts about other people loving their pets!

  12. To steal a phrase from my California lingo - Awesome!! The paw print at the end made the whole post :) We loves ya Fifty!

  13. Tel maître, tel chien! Fifty looks like he's ready to play anytime.

  14. Fifty,

    I think other doggies, whose owners are not good mommies and daddies like yours are, have given big dogs like you a bad reputation. I know this because I was bitten on the arse by a 140 pound Mastiff who had been abused by his owners. I am still a little scared of some big dogs, but I'm not a jerk about it like that stupid tourist. He should have just walked on by and kept his trap shut instead of calling you an a**hole. Little does he know you not only are quite adept at typing, but you can communicate in English, Doglish and probably French. And, from what your mommy tells us, you are a sweet, affectionate boy.

  15. Fifty is adorable and so thoughtful a companion!

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  16. Fifty has been very mature about this public slight. In another time he would have challenged the Bad Man to a duel and would have - no doubt - won. We all understand that Fifty just didn't like being deafened by the bells. We all know who the a**hole was.

  17. ugh- i HATE the whole dogism booshet. it drives me up the wall when people flip the fuck out over a big dog who gets excited and happy, but when they see a little dog who's jumping/ pulling/ nipping/ barking "it's so cute!"

    guhhhhhhh that makes me mad!

  18. You're such a sweet doggy Fifty. Don't worry we won't say anything ;-)

  19. [Nina- Border Collie mix- 8 year old but looks 3-likes food, hikes and rugby] Fifty, would you like to go out for coffee sometimes?

  20. I really enjoy reading your blog, partly because they give me someone else's perspective as a Brit that has upped sticks and now calls somewhere else "home".

    I have created a site which features the burblings of blogging Brits living abroad at

    As part of this, I have included a link to your posts. I hope you don't mind.

    If you'd prefer me to delete this link, please let me know, and I shall remove it straight away.

    Thanks a lot!

    (By the way, we LOVE Fifty, but think you need to write about how she got her name. There has to be story there, surely?)

  21. Fifty mops the floor, would clean the plates, and tidies up when you drop bits of food! Hell, that's better than most men I know! :) Well done, Fifty!

  22. So cute! If we lived in Europe, I'd bring Tango over to play!

  23. You know what gets me most about this whole situation? That I can't remeber a lick of high school french yet your goddamn dog is bi-lingual. I'm mortified.

  24. Fifty looks like he loves life.

  25. Awww that is such an adorable post and your dog is the sweetest:)

    Kisses, my dear

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  26. Very cute! Come over and see our expat blog from Doha 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle. I'm your latest follower! Kirsty

  27. How could you be scared of that face?! Such a sweetie!

  28. How could anyone not love you Fifty? You have the sweetest face and on top of that, you're a good blogger! Big hugs, pats, and tell your mom to give you some treats.

  29. Fifty - we are two pugs named Buddy and J.J. and we are brothers. Our fsmily adopted us from a rescue mission, too. People either tell us we are cute or we are really ugly and annoying because we have "sinus issues". We think you are great and won't tell your mom you used her computer if you don't tell ours.

    Keep the faith, brother from another mother!

  30. What a lovely dog!! It's true, the human parents can have a big influence on their babies--you must have lovely parents!

  31. You are such a beautiful dog! I want to hug you. Anyone who would be mean to that face is a sorry excuse for a human.

  32. Fifty, you are too cute and your mommy too.


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