Wednesday, August 17, 2005

A Cello and an Oboe

Ah, my favorite part... this is where I get to introduce you to my boys, Cello and Oboe. I never grew up with dogs around, but suddenly one day in 2002 I decided I wanted to get a dog... why the hell not. So I walked into a fish store and instantly fell in love with this little two-month-old Akita/Collie/Shepherd mix. I bought him that moment and drove home while he sat in my lap. Never did I know that he would grow into a mammoth beast of 120 pounds. I called him Cello. But I was at work ten hours a day, and Cello needed a friend, so we checked out several places until we finally found a baby Golden Retriever at a dog farm. We called him Oboe. And from that day on, these boys became my best friends.

Dogs are such a commitment. I sympathize with single parents because I know what it's all about. You have to be home at certan times, you restrict your freedoms, you have to vacume every single day and constantly clean everywhere...

But it's worth it. Dogs remind you to enjoy the simple pleasures in life like a walk or hike up the canyon. You see them wag their tail and you forget about those stressful things in your life... you know... work, work, and work. You also change your perception of material things. Dogs do the funniest things, especially when they immitate human behavior and surprise you with certain intelligence they exhibit. People could also learn a thing or two about loyalty from dogs.

Maybe it's my paternal instinct at work. Some of you may understand this, but probably most Jordanians won't. Maybe it's just an American thing in me that most Arabs don't really understand, but truly I believe dogs are one of God's sincerest gifts to man. Dog owners know it. Wouldn't you say?

One final note: the latest genetic research has found that humans and dogs share 85% of the same genetic make-up.


Blogger jameed said...

WHat would I say, well, if there is indeed a "God" then his most sincere gifts to humans would be chocolates, beer and free online porn.

1:04 AM  
Blogger jameed said...

oh and soccer...
and Liz Hurely...
and the Six-Dollar Burger at Carl's that thing is huge.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Laith said...

no comment...

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Hareega said...

man get 2 more of these dogs and you can start your own circus in Amman.

3:04 AM  
Blogger Amin Matalqa said...

But I already have a circus in my apartment. Jameed, I would say chocolate is my curse. I am an addict. Laith knows. By the way, someone should market a mansaf burger. It could be a huge hit.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Roba said...

Although I'm a cat person, I totally love your dogs. Especially in one of your shorts were you were playing with one.. they're so cute!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Hey that 3rd street right? that news/magazine stand is awesome behind you. you can find practically any magazine you want there!

Okay, I wish we can have a puppy, but the mom refuses. But I have to confess, I am so scared of big dogs. I just get so nervous around them.

But the care and money people in the states put into their pets is an American thing I think. When it comes to home pets, such as dogs, cats, parrots, etc. Americans believe they are part of the family. And the great thing about this country is it works har to protect these type of animals as much as it can.

Also a chocolate addict here too. Man Amin, your comments are making me think of this I want to blog about ;)

10:38 AM  
Blogger Hind Sabanekh said...

dude!!! amazing dogs i just love dogs i had one once called Rufus but then mom discovered after having it for a couple of months and gave it away because she hates them!! and by the way i love both instruments the cello and the obeo i couldnt play the cello because there was no one to teach me and we had no teacher and couldnt do oboe because i couldnt find an instrument :P i ended up doing trumpet :)

12:27 PM  
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Anonymous ships pasta said...

'jarimet il 7ub' was on jordan tv tonight.. i watched it again from qua lil intaj il fanni.. they took out the grindizer touch bil akher (raheebeh!)

The actors are hilarious by the way, damhum khafeef.. this is new but great stuff, i'm glad it's on tv now and obviously things are changing (you can tell i'm not very cinematic). nevertheless, best of luck, make us proud, and make us laugh some more!

2:00 PM  

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