200 Words with Paul Dini #16 – Venting at the Vets

May 29, 2008

Our dog looked at me with an expression that said “No house of pain, Dr. Moreau!” But he had stopped eating and drinking the day before so we were off to the Vet’s. After waiting three hours I let my mind ramble… by Crom, that’s a grotesquely big cat. They must feed him small children. What’s this kid got in the cage? Oh Jeezus, birds. Smelly, screechy birds. Do birds even get sick? I always thought that when their time came they just fell over dead and then someone stapled them on top of an ugly hat… that collie looks embarrassed to have that white collar around his head and neck. Just once I’d like to see a dog at the Vets who actually got his head stuck through a real lampshade. Who’s dog is that shrieking in the back? Hope it’s not ours. Worf doesn’t really bark, he snerts, grozzles and grunts… oh come on, get that monster out of here! It’s not even a dog! A full-grown mastiff? Looks like a grizzly. Tyler and Renae just bought a mastiff puppy – are they in for a surprise. 

FYI – we got to take Worf home ten minutes later. He is fine.


Paul Dini is the Emmy and Eisner Award winning writer of Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Detective Comics, Countdown among many, many other things. You can find him online at either kingofbreakfast.livejournal.com or http://www.jinglebelle.com/.


  1. LOL by the title I thought this was some kind of Memorial Day rant.

  2. Worf is the best name ever.

  3. For some reason I am always more saddened by a animal in pain than a human. Glad Worf is okay ! I was definitely a dog guy until my GF made me get two cats (Yorick and Ampersand).