Keeping up appearances

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Hyacinth Bucket (she insists that it should be pronounced as Bouquet) was the central character in the British comedy of the 1990s shown sometimes here in Washington DC on the public TV. Her main mission is to impress upon others her refinement and social “class” (though she is from a poor working lineage). Her main fear is to be discovered who she really is.

So a good tangent to the end of the week is to think about our pets, especially our dogs.

“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”

“A hound will die for you, but never lie to you.” —George R. R. Martin (George Martin is the author of the books on which the game of thrones is based on)


“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.”   — Mark Twain


“When a man’s best friend is his dog, the dog has a problem.” — Edward Abbey


“My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can’t decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.” — Rita Rudner

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