11/22/10

Goddess of the Week: Bau

Dogs IIImage via WikipediaPepe needs a goddess. He is depressed. Abandoned or lost, this cute little pug mix spends his days and nights in the cold, lonely clinker known as the Pasadena Humane Society. Despite appeals here, no goddess--no god--has come to his rescue.

For Pepe, I have the Sumerian goddess Bau, a dog-headed goddess whose name means "woof." Really.

You know about the Sumerians, right? You know they were one of the first big civilizations over there in the fertile crescent. They had plumbing. They had city planning. You know what else they had? Domesticated dogs.

I saw this PBS documentary on dogs the other week. It speculated that civilization itself exists because of dogs. That's right! The domestication of dogs made possible the domestication and herding of livestock, which made more easily attained iron for your big human brain, more permanent-type settlements, more dependable forms of protection, woolen mittens, and cheese. CHEESE, people. CHEESE! The Christian Science Monitor confirms as much here. Yeah. So, right now, take a minute and thank a dog for all the creature comforts in your life. You owe them to a pooch.

Like Pepe. Poor, lonely Pepe. I would take him myself but, apparently, he's a one dog/family kind of guy, and we have our beloved Scout. Surely, between us, we must know someone who can love this guy.

Sigh.

Until then, he will have trust Bau, although, frankly, I think he'd much rather trust someone like you. (You're much more likely to drop a sausage now and then. You know goddesses. Omnipotence precludes such clumsiness.)

For more information about Pepe, go here.

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19 comments:

Jean Spitzer said...

Pepe needs a little human help here. Local human help. All I can do from Texas is root for Pepe to find a home.

So, here's hoping that a Bau (wow--sorry)supplies the magic that's needed.

Desiree said...

Sigh, on behalf of Pepe and Bau.
I've also heard/read that dogs domesticated us.

altadenahiker said...

Pepe and his glorious goddesses. All of them.

Rois said...

Poor little doggie, I calling on Bau for you little Pepe.Our house is full and too far away to bring you home.

Petrea said...

Margaret, Pepe has a lot of gods and goddesses, and you're one. I hope they bring him a human.

We have a dog like Pepe; his name is Boz. Boz needed a one-dog family. This isn't because he's a fighter, he likes other dogs. It's because he's easily intimidated and would never get anything to eat, never get to play with the toys, etc. if we had other dogs.

Pepe's won a blue ribbon for good behavior at the shelter. I'll bet his story is like Boz's.

Petrea said...

I had to come back because my WV is "snout." Seems appropriate.

Shell Sherree said...

You're a wonderful soul, Margaret. Here's to plenty of love, adoration and dropped sausages in Pepe's very near future.

Margaret said...

Petrea: I didn't mean to impugn Pepe by saying he was a one dog/family kind of guy. Our first dog was too, but she was actually a little full of herself in the way only little dogs can be. It was perfect for us. She was our family's first dog, and she was a little older and already house trained, and it is just great to have a dog who knows all the things you need her to know. It's like when you buy a computer and just get to plug it in, as opposed to when you have to figure out all the cords and what goes where and then upload it! What a pain! Our first dog, Ivy, was a plug in. She just wasn't so good with the other dogs, which was fine with us.

wv: hypigi. Pepe's not a piggy. He's a puggy. So hi puggy!

Olga said...

"Unique looking" but kind of charming. I hope he finds a good home soon.

Petrea said...

I didn't mean to imply that you impugned. I'm just wondering if this "one-dog family" thing (which you didn't even mention in your post, I don't think) is part of what's keeping Pepe from getting adopted--if it makes people wonder about him. Otherwise I can't imagine why he hasn't been snatched up. He's such a catch!

TheChieftess said...

I'm so glad Pepe has a Goddess watching over him...I think her name is Hiker though...

Daisy said...

Joining the cheering squad for Pepe.
He seems sweet. Wish he were closer. I could use a playmate who doesn't make me go out in the cold.

Margaret said...

Stop the presses! Bau worked! Pepe has been adopted! Hooray!

Susan Campisi said...

I think you're right. Bau did work! I'm so impressed. You've got magic powers.

What a great post. Hooray for Pepe for inspiring it!

Petrea said...

I'm so thrilled for Pepe and his new family I could do a jibblegi (WV).

TheChieftess said...

Bau and Hiker...awesome combination!!! Yay Pepe!!!

Daisy said...

Whooo hooo and Bau-Wow! So glad for this news.

altadenahiker said...

Wow, these really work!

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