Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

What price fame and glory?

Ah, what we aspiring actors will not do for fame and glory. Since early puppyhood, I have been known for my right ear standing up and my left ear folding down (as good foxy ears mostly do). But, given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appear in a dramatic scene in Beagadoon -- where Scottish tams were on right ears -- I consented to temporary cosmetic surgery.

I have been assured that this bit of pawetic license can be reversed when I resume my customary professorial duties!!!
There is, of course, a moral here: As Gilbert and Sullivan wrote in H.M.S. Pinafore -
"Things are seldom what they seem,
Skim milk masquerades as cream;
Highlows pass as patent leathers;
Jackdaws strut in peacock's feathers."
So, dear Petey et al, what about a fling with one of the G&S opawrettas???

Jake




20 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Oh yes!

I think that would be pawtastikh!

My Doggy Nanny had friends that were part of the Doilie Kharte Khompany that did G&S stuff!

It was sooo much fun to meet evfurryone associated with Petey's Projekht...even Lacie!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I'm glad your mom liked the pikhs!

Patience-please said...

The flowers that bloom in the spring, TR LA!
WE love it!

wags from the whippets

Moco said...

We hope that surgery can be undone. We rather like your ears the way they belong. We are looking forward to this great production.

Petey said...

"I am a Terrier of the Sea...A ruler of the Queen's corgis...whose name Great Danes do proudly chant..and so are his sisters and littermates and his aunts..."

Oh no! Here we go again! I think some beagles are going to find that their spots have changed sides as well... artistic dog license!

Your pal,

Petey

Martha Basset said...

Of course we understand all about pawetic licence!
Did you see our scene:

Three little maids from school are we
Pert as a schoolgirl well can be
Filled to the brim with girlish glee
Three little maids from schoooool!

Oh lets hope Petey takes the hint and does some Gilbert & Sullivan.

love
Martha & Bailey xxx the third little maid was Toffee!

Lorenza said...

You all had a pawesome presentation!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Agatha and Archie said...

Boys boys boys we are LIGHT years BEHIND in our reading...First off it was sheer DELIGHT to hear the crowds cheering and the pitch and the crack of the bat(a few posts ago) We 3 got really excited.....it sounds different in real life than on TV doesn't it??!! AS for the costumes??HOW COULD YOU TRUST LACIE?????!!!!!!but Aggy does think you look cute....Perhaps we need a WFT opera or something....we should tell Asta..Love and a squillion kisses A+A

Gus said...

Treemonisha! Well it has a Mayemphis connection, ya know?

Or maybe Iolanthe? That is E.Rabbit's most favorite?

We wanna play, OK

gussie

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

We like the picture wearing the glasses the best. You look like a professor. Professors. Jake and J.H.

That has a good ring to it.

Essex & Deacon

Mango said...

Count me in!

How about the Mikado? I can just see the three little maids.

And Nanki Poo? Hmmm..

A wandering doofus, I
A thing of poop and barf-ups

Well, the casting opportunities are endless.

Slobbers,
Mango

Suzuki said...

Hello there
It's furry nice to meet you :)
I came across your blog through Paw It Forward and thought I would stop by and say Hi. Stop by my blog sometime, I like to make new friends. Also fur all the single pups out there, my brother Scooby has just started his own "business" called Lookin' Fur Love. You can find it on my blog.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Joe Stains said...

We definitely don't want you to change permanently, you are too cool the way you are.

Homer said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry,

Just popping over to say hello!

Love,
Homer

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

KEEP UR EARS THE SAME...seriously...you look pawsitively adorable just the way you are!!!

Frankly, I think you boyz looked amazing in ur kilties!!!! Sorry if I might have stabbed ya a couple of times with the pins...it's hard workin' without opposable thumbies...

Pawsome to have seen ya both...

Love and hoooooge kissies...

Laciegirlie

Joey said...

Hi Jake! You were great in Beagadoon, though I do like your ears better going the way they usually do. I definitely hope Petey does something like that again - it was just fantastic!

See ya!
Joey

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Jake, we like your ears just the way they are naturally! We hope the temporary surgery can be reversed successfully! BTW, we just love your kilts! Will you be wearing anything under them...or will you look like the guys on Marvin's side bar?...but with fur?

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

How exciting that you might be making some trips to Georgia! Maybe our mom and Aunt Wendy can bring all of us doggies and meet up with you somewhere! Our mom wants to make a trip to UGA to see the veterinary school, but doesn't know when. When our pawrents both go to the "bridge", everything they own goes to UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to establish a scholarship for students who can't afford the tuition.

Please let us know when you get ready to make a trip up here and we'll see what we can work out!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Simba and Jazzi said...

Looks like you had a good weekend.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Eric said...

Hee, that was Petey Licence!! I love you ears either way Jake and the kilts are a much better look than the PINK towels.Did you give your Mom a right or left earful for showing you like that??? As for the Springing, yep that's what we do every day right, sometimes vertical ones from standing..as if we need training.

Wiry wags boyz, Eric xxx

The OP Pack said...

What one has to do to preserve one's image!!! You look pretty darn cute both ways. We saw a GSD yesterday, a big pup, with one ear up and one down but he looked pretty silly, not adorable like you.

Woos, the OP Pack