February 28th 2009 7:07 pm
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So, the newspaper the Mom and the Dad work for ran an article about Black Dog Syndrome in Friday's paper (delete any spaces in the link and it'll work):
Today, a very nice man that the Mom works with on the weekends was talking to the Mom about it. He's a news editor, and he and his wife are from Japan. He told the Mom that his wife said the reason that the Japanese don't like black dogs in Japan is because they smell--they stink!
Wow! Talk about a conversation killer. The Mom didn't know what to say... all she could think to say was "well, Shiba Inu's are light colored. Maybe because they show the dirt more than black dogs they get washed more than black dogs do in Japan." He said, really? Black dogs don't smell here? The Mom said, "yes, black dogs don't smell here... I have a black dog and she doesn't smell". (Thanks, Mom!)
When she told the Dad about this, he said the Mom should have said "all dogs smell... they have noses, right?" *insert rim shot*
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