Robin Hood, The Shiba Inu Puppy


This is Robin Hood, my completely pretend Shiba Inu puppy.  He is so named because he looks like a fox, and also because Robin Hood is my favorite thing.

besides a shiba inu puppy, I also have some pretty sweet huaraches in this version of my life.

In the life where Robin Hood is my puppy, I live in Concord, Massachusetts and make a very nice living as a writer of young adult fiction.  Maybe I live in a house like this:

my hostas are really thriving this year

Okay probably not, as that is Orchard House, historical home of the Alcott family.  But maybe I live in a house near it.

Starting around March/April, I daily don a wetsuit and swim the entire length and breadth of Walden Pond, which is a thing people do.

Sometimes Robin Hood comes for walks with me in the woods and I sing Oo-de-lally to myself (in a variety of languages), because here it is, Robin Hood and me walking through the forest.  Maybe not laughing back and forth at what the other one has to say, precisely, but certainly having such a good time.

Remember that you, too, can share your imaginary lives with your imaginary puppies here at fauxspectacles this week, unless your imaginary puppy is a cat, in which case I don’t want to hear about it.  You can also watch this excellent video, in which this dog pretends that he can talk!!!


Puppies! Inspired by Puppies!


My brain is totally on puppy mode.  24/7 puppies.  All puppies all the time.  Puppies, puppies, puppies!  Gonna throw a puppy party!

pigeon, you are my soulmate

Seriously, the very worst place to spend time when you really want a puppy but cannot have a puppy is a farmer’s market.

(I will own that, okay, dog rescue or pet store or puppy farm could perhaps be a little worse.)

In my three weeks as a farmer’s market vendor, I have already decided on several different brands of puppy that I would like to have after losing my head over several random strangers’ dogs.  Also, I know that puppies come in breeds, not brands but I can’t seem to stop saying it wrong these days and even typed it wrong before I could stop myself.

For the coming week, our theme will be not just puppies but Pretend PuppiesMy pretend puppies – I have several, specific breeds with names to match and different lives to go with them – your pretend puppies if you have any picked out that you want to share them with me because I will totally post them, also fictional puppies, puppies pretending to be other things…

Oh, it is going to be an action-packed week.

Pretend Puppy Week.

Wait for it.

p.s. This is my new desktop backdrop:

omg omg omg omg omg