Friday, June 13, 2008

What's the dog equivalent of a coconut?

They have a term for anglicized Hispanics in New Mexico (and perhaps other areas of the country as well). They call them coconuts.

According to this sled-dog trainer, "breeds such as ... Huskies ... actually are more comfortable in the cold than in a warm environment."

Oh really?

Perhaps he can explain why this is my husky's favorite way to spend her days as they heat up.

So what's the opposite of a coconut? White and furry on the outside, but brown and suntanned at heart?


Megan said...

Wow, how relaxed is she?

Slave to the dogs said...

Megan, she's a husky that knows how to the heat!

justacoolcat said...

This post really bother me.

Why? You may ask, because I've actually thought about the question a few times over the last few days and I've got nothing.

Slave to the dogs said...

JACC - I just couldn't come up with anything either. The Jamaican bobsled team and the abominable snowman both seemed like likely comparisons but they didn't quite work.

Metro said...

I'm thinking about one of those plain chocolate doughnut middles with the white coconut shreds on. But "plain-chocolate-doughnut-middles-with-the-white-coconut-shreds-on" doesn't travel well across the backyard.

Pugs said...

The first thing that comes to mind is the word "Wigger", used back in the day to describe a white guy (usually) who wanted to be black. When I hear this word I think of that video from the Offspring, "Pretty Fly For A White Guy".