DREAMLAND — My mom refused to get a dog until I was 12 years old.
My oldest sister and brother begged her for years to buy a pet for the family, but my mother was always uneasy around canines and thought they only wanted to bite her.
So, my elder siblings had a largely petless upbringing, aside from a few parakeets that never stopped tweeting unless you put a sheet over their cage at night, and an expensive lizard that got eaten by a garter snake my brother brought home from the golf course. Nothing with fur, though.
That was until my mom discovered a breed she liked — a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. A mouthful of a name for a very British show dog breed that is mellow, good on walks and the ultimate cuddler.
So, when the youngest of her children was 12 and her eldest was now 21 and out of the house, my mom got Penny, the Cav. My mom loved that dog — a surprise to anyone who knew the previous, mutt-hating mama I grew up with — and still cries when she thinks about her passing years ago.
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She liked the breed so much that she got one for my sister as a graduation present, but they’re not perfect. The doggos have a serious flaw: They snore. They have cute, short snouts that make them look like a puppy forever, but man, do they snore.
In a video posted by Tal Solomon, he comes up with a clever solution for getting his Blenheim Cavalier to stop snoring, and it’s cracking up the internet.
It’s possible Solomon got the idea from Nick T of YouTube, who used a Vengeance Meow to similarly get back at his cat a month ago.
I think it’s a good way to prove to log-sawing spouses that their snoring really is THAT bad. But it’s funny with pets, too.