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Dog is going to die tonight

February 18, 2008

Riding home this evening, North on Normal Avenue, I saw a little bulldog puppy headed South right down the center line as fast as his little legs could carry him.  He was almost hit by a car and he ran in front of my bike too. Not a brain in his little head.

Yesterday it was fifty-five degrees but today it barely topped twenty.  It’s nine out there now and supposed to get down to six.  The wind is howling outside and I can hear tree branches cracking.  Seeing the little lost dog made me remember this scene from one of my favorite cartoons:

Frye and Leela are lost on the moon.  It’s getting dark.  Their tourist spacesuits will provide them with several days of recycled air but it’s the temperature is going down.  They encounter a grizzled old prospector:
Prospector: “You two better get inside!  It gets down to two hunnert degrees below zero at night!”
Leela: “Fahrenheit or Celsius?
Prospector: “First one, then the other.”

If somebody doesn’t catch up with that puppy, he’ll be a cute little pupsicle by morning.

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  1. doublesoup tuesday
    February 19, 2008 at 14:16 | #1

    I don’t get it.

  2. February 19, 2008 at 14:38 | #2

    By now the pup’s fate is probably decided one way or the other, but the wind chill was dipping toward minus double-digits.  After the sun went down it just got ridiculously cold. That lost puppy seemed likely to freeze to death. 

    The Futurama reference was just a scene that referred to lethally cold conditions.

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