Monday, April 02, 2007

Setting the Record Straight

Extraordinary Vertical Leap, 2007-03-25We stopped by my Aunt's house yesterday with Pappy in tow, and her daughter came by while we were there. They knew Pappy from the web site and movies, but had never met him in person.

Both of them commented on the fact that Pappy was much taller than he seemed in the blog. Thinking about it, I don't often photograph him next to people and there isn't much of a point of reference. So I thought I better set the record straight.

Pappy is huge. Like seven feet tall when he stands on his back legs (step back Finnegan). He's often mistaken for one of those hairy Himalayan ponies, only a really really big one with paws like dinner plates. And he's got like a ten foot vertical leap-- check out this picture with him catching a basketball. Seriously, the NBA ought to open the draft to other species-- the game would never be the same. He could totally dunk on Shaq if he had thumbs.

8 comments:

Finnegan said...

He's totally party Irish Wolfhound.

Woofs,
Finny (still the tallest brand)

Pappy's Fella said...

...and part superathletic rhinoceros! We're talking gi-normous, here. Huuuuge.

Angeerah said...

I don't know why but I looked back at the picture and it made me think of the song:

"everybody was kung foo fighting"

Now the song's in my head.

Finnegan's Mom

Charlie said...

Ohhhh... now you're exaggerating! Surely Pappy doesn't need an opposable thumb to dunk on Shaq!!

Pappy's Fella said...

Finnegan's mom,
Hmmm, has potential.

Charlie,
He could probably get by without thumbs, it's just hard to do a major league tomahawk dunk with your face.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Which is why we have long snouts!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Pappy's Fella said...

Buster,
Just be sure to watch the rim on your follow through, else your toy gnawing days are through.

Nugget said...

Whoa! I had no idea! Ozzy isn't that big. He is 15" to his shoulder, approx. 24" long and weighs 20#. Oh, and very handsome of course.