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Les Chiens Noirs

Les Chiens Noirs

January 16, 2011
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 2 minutes


It was a crisp morning, with just enough snap in the air to make life seem simple and sweet if you didn't have too much on your mind. Juno did.

"Love is such a dull word. It amazes me that the English language so rich in the poetry of love can accept such a feeble word for it. It has no life, no resonance. It suggests to me floofy white poodles, with pink noses and yappy voices, and probably adoring their owners."

"Sugarlips, a slice of spumoni won't melt you now."

"Lay it on my Daddy-O..."




"You know how it is with a dog like me, a common, no-good dog like me. He wants to bite another scruff. Some other scruff. Maybe it's lousy. But that's the way it is."

"Love. For two dogs in hundred, it's wonderful. Now pass me that spumoni."

NB: Alert readers Jed and Abby from Merryland (USA) have noted Loki and Juno's gatuitous use of Raymond Chandler-inspired dialogue. It's true. Though these two are opposite in every way, they both agree on one thing: Noir genre rocks, err, is hep, tip-top, you know, righteous. Some of our favorite Noir-inspired or Chandler tribute dialogues can be found here.

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10 comments on “Les Chiens Noirs”

  1. We agree with Houndstooth - the chatter is so good:) And we see Juno also subscribes to classic Sibe wall supporting with the body twist for good measure:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  2. Juno and Loki - you are the two most stressed out looking dogs I have ever seen. Really. You should learn to relax.

    Have you read "The Fat Man - A Tale of North Pole Noir" by Ken Harmon? It is written by a guy that I grew up with, so I might be a little biased, but I think of its dialogue when I read Juno and Loki's conversations.

  3. LOL You're silly!

    The reason I worked with Chrome with the umbrella is because the more you can expose horses to unfamiliar or unusual objects the less likely they are to spook at something scary when you're riding which means you're less likely to fall or get thrown. 🙂 Desensitization is very important with horses. There are a lot of similarities to training horses and dogs, but the two main differences are that horses are prey animals and that they are not contact animals (don't like to be hugged or cuddled - that's a learned behavior in horses). Oh and the size difference obviously. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Obviously, mama loves Raymond Chandler. And Jane Austen. The dialogue doesn't have to be succinct, just good. But there's nothing as good as noir dialogue; it's like jazz for words. Juno, you passed the half way mark before we noticed. Get going, girl!

    Jed & Abby

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