Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Céline's Wedding - Tao Speaks Up

As many of you may know by now, I am a traveling dog. I am incredibly loyal to my beloved owner who schleps me halfway around the world so I can pee against exotic trees.
But lately a male human started coming more and more often to the house. After a while, he settled into MY bed, stealing MY pillow, and stretching his long limbs on MY side! He even decided to steal MY spot on the couch! Little by little he moved more foreign stuff inside our home, and all of a sudden here he is walking me at night, and turning our dynamic duo into a trio: the male human moved in.
After almost eight years of pure bliss with my owner, another testosterone-generating entity has decided it was all right to intrude, without even consulting me first. Going so far as to even put his dirty human paws on my owner! Sure he can be nice, plays fetch with me, feeds me and sometimes takes care of me when my owner is away, but because she chose him that doesn't mean I necessarily agree with her choice!
Now it's becoming even fishier. You see, last week, my owner put on a dress, got a bouquet of flowers, the male human put on a tie, and they all left the house. When they came back, the male human told me he was now my official step-owner. Say what??? My owner married the male human who is now going to be an integral part of our lives. Good for her but don't you think she should have asked me first?

Image: Tao with his toy burger in his Amsterdam home, as recreated by Fifi based on a photograph. These Tao cards, as well as their matching large framed version, were a surprise present for Céline from mum on the occasion of her marriage.

17 comments:

Marci said...

Oh, entro para felicitarte por la boda de tu hermana, y me encuentro con este precioso relato!
que maravilla!
Bueno, puede que sea el momento de buscarle una novia a Tao...

Felicidad a los novios.

Debra said...

So fuuny~ you put a smile on my face with this first cup of coffee this morning. I hope little Tao becomes well adjusted to his new step-Dad!!! One more human to love.
I wish you and your family a wonderful, joyous Chrsitmas Mary Laure.

Mary-Laure said...

MARCI - ja ja ja, eso si que le gustaria a Tao, tener una novia!

DEBRA - and one more human who loves him!

Kwana said...

Aww Tao. Hang in there it will all be ok.

Happy Holidays Mary and Benjy!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hope for the best for sweet Tao!
Happy Holidays Mary!
xo*

Fifi Flowers said...

Oh I love your story! I hope having your portrait painted makes the new male situation more bearable... knowing you are still the star!
Enjoy!
Fifi
PS Excited that I can now show you off to all my readers!

Simply Mel said...

Oh Sweet Tao, those pesky humans! Hope your new 'step owner' gives you really great gifts/bones for Christmas!

Giulia said...

Oh Tao.

I am playing the smallest violin--just for you. You got to have your picture (with matching cards!) painted by Fifi AND you get to live in Amsterdam. Fume. OK, I'm sorry I'm being sarcastic tonight. My mom yelled at me an hour ago & said no Christmas ribbons to play with if I don't stop getting into trouble. What is she talking about? I'm just having fun. Uh oh. I just stepped on the laptop keyboard. Uh oh, another nose print on the screen. Now a pawpad...byyyyyyyyyyyyyye.

PS-Say hi to Benjy. Owww. My ear-tip!

Annie said...

That is wonderful :-). Happy Christmas! xoxo

Sam said...

Oh joy!! :) Although, I can't help but feel a little sympathetic for little Tao! Imagine!! An intruder into a very special relationship!

However, Fifi is a master painter and I think that charming portrait of Tao will go some way to mending bruised egos and hearts!!

Merry Christmas by the way (it's the 25th here in Sydey!)

Mary-Laure said...

FIFI - I am sure Tao is very proud of his portrait and his new Internet fame...
I hope your readers will realize that he is a kind, loving pooch. I think your work really reflects his mischievous and sweet personality.

GIULIA - Xmas ribbons... paws on keyboards... noseprints on computer screens... it seems that, like me, you are in for trouble!

SAM - I am sure Tao will be very happy again very soon. Just some minor anxiety here.
It's the 25th in Paris too! So Merry Xmas to you!

Taocito - Guest Blogger said...

Thank you all for your support.
I have to say this situation is just hard to get used to. Sure, the step owner looks decent enough but shouldn't I be enough???

Fifi: I always thought my striking fluffy looks and amazing whiteness would make breathtaking art.

Simply Mel: nope, I don't really like bones to be honest. But I do like treats such as fruits FYI

Giulia: sure my life sounds like a whirlwind of jet setting parties and flowing dog food, but come on, he STOLE MY PILLOW!

Sam: thank you so much for your support. Indeed, intruder is the word.

Laura in Paris said...

Oh, Taocito, don't worry, everything is going to be all right!

Karena said...

So Darling! Mary Laure you are wonderful! All the best in 2010!!

Gabbi said...

Oh... I feel bad poor Tao. But I'm sure you'll grow to love him just as much as your mom does! *bises*

PS. I love the cards! A wonderful gift...♥

Taocito - Guest blogger said...

Gabbi: I can only hope I will grow to tolerate his presence...

Laura: from your lips to the oracle's ears...

Dannie said...

What a cute gift!