Thursday, February 01, 2007

What I want to know is

What did Molly Ivins name her dog?

Also, I'd like to read her original version of that chicken slaughter article. The lede:

The annual Corrales chicken slaughter was well under way by 6 A.M. today and the first "medicinal" beer emerged at 7:30. By that time, there was a satisfactory pile of chicken heads next to the chopping block, a mess in the bucket and many handsomely dressed chickens waiting for the deep freeze.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the dog's name was shit.

Sun Feb 04, 03:23:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

I was hoping it was Dogshit, but that's good enough.

Mon Feb 05, 09:42:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous chuck champion said...

And she called the event a "gang pluck" ...

Thu Feb 08, 02:10:00 AM GMT  
Anonymous Tana said...

No, the dog's name was Shithead, but he answered to "Shit."

Fri Feb 09, 01:01:00 AM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was Shit.
"What's in a name?" by Molly Ivins Texas Observer, February 1987
http://docs.google.com/View?docid=ajcm4hmcdchf_37cqn3xs&revision=_published

Fri Feb 09, 08:45:00 PM GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excerpt:
I never intended to name the dog Shit. Kaye Northcott foisted the little black puppy on me with a heartless ploy -- left her with me "just for the weekend" and then returned Monday threatening to take her to the pound and have her put to sleep. I was going to name her something lovely, like Athena, but reality intervened. She was the only dog I ever saw that could trip on the pattern in the linoleum, so we called her Shitface for a while, and then it got to be Shit for short and then it was too late.

Fri Feb 09, 08:47:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

I still think dogshit is funnier for some perverse reason, but I'm gratified for the definitive answers.

"Gang pluck" is over the top though.

Fri Feb 09, 09:27:00 PM GMT  

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