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June 13, 2021

I used to enjoy the TV show Lassie.

The Lassie adventures started in books and then she jumped to television where the show ran for, I think something like 20 years. The basic premise of the show was that the farm boy that took care of Lassie would get into some sort of trouble. Lassie would find the farm boy and if she couldn’t solve the problem herself, she would run back and alert the adults through a complex series of barks and whines and dog movements; a language that the adults were able to interpret. The farm boy was rescued, and the episode would end with both he and the viewer receiving an admonition on staying out of trouble.

Lassie was a colleague dog and while the character was female, the colleagues that played Lassie were all male. And–

Yes, a colleague. I don’t know much about dog breeds so I don’t know how to describe a colleague as anything other than a “Lassie dog”. I’m sure you’ve seen one before so you know–

Really? Not a colleague? A collie?

Then what’s a colleague? Maybe I’m thinking of something like baseball where a bunch of teams compete together and play in–

Ball league like two words? Are you sure?

Hmm… ok then.

This word colleague
causes intrigue

Misusing it might be a crime
but why is it so difficult to rhyme?

I wonder if that was done on porpoise
or if–

What? Purpose? I think you’re pulling my leg.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2021 7:43 am

    haha! This is great.


  2. June 13, 2021 5:43 pm

    Well done!
    BTW, I always, still, refer to Collies as Lassie dogs, too 🙂

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