Tagged: Death


Making the most of a short hiatus from living at college, today I’ll be reviewing the family dog, Toby.


Toby is eleven years old as of last week and shares the same birthday with family friend, Gerard (who I hear follows this blog regularly. If you’re reading this, happy birthday for last week, Gerard!). Toby is simply irreplaceable and I can’t quite fathom what life will be like when he’s ready to sleep in the Great Big Kennel in the Sky.

Toby is good at just about everything a dog should be good at. He likes being patted, is affectionate (he licks people’s toes to say ‘thank you’) and is adorably dopey at times. If there’s one hurdle Toby fails to jump over, it’s going for walks. He pulls on his leash so hard that he wheezes for the entire duration of his walk and he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with any other dog he encounters. At least he’s showing the vitality to be kicking it for another few years.

Though his picture is blurry (silly dog won’t keep still), Toby is one of the most handsome dogs on the planet. He looks to be some sort of mini fox terrier/Jack Russell hybrid and his only blemishes (little black spots that looked like a collection of fleas rather than hair) have recently faded away completely. He also has a ridiculously handsome face that would pull all the women dogs (if he hadn’t been neutered and was less socially incompetent around his own species).

There’s so many great things to say about Toby that can only be captured in a generic ‘out of 10’ rating system:
Sentimentality: 10/10
Practicality: 9/10
Aesthetic Appeal: 10/10

… and with rounding up, Toby scores a perfect (and perhaps biased) grand total…



R.I.P. Eduard Khil (a.k.a. Mr. Trololo)

I was sad to learn yesterday that Eduard Khil, the man who brought joy to many a YouTube surfer, passed away following a stroke. Though I never knew him personally, I’m sure Ed was an all-round good guy who put his friends and family before everything else (this could certainly be inferred from his cheerful persona displayed in the video that made him famous). I have him to thank for many a laugh and hope he’s pulling that cheeky grin wherever he is now. What a guy.

Goodbye, Mr. Trololo.