Sunday, June 04, 2006


My roommate George moved out to greener pastures in Texas over the weekend after his two year stint at the Cho Casa here in Orange County, California.

We formed a life-long friendship and I will miss him greatly.

My dog Noah will miss him even more. This story and the photo below should speak volumes about their love affair.

In the past week or so as George waded through and packed his belongings, we wondered if Noah would pick up on the permanence of George's departure, and how he would react to parting ways with his beloved.

Well, here is what happened.

After loading up and exchanging long good-byes with us, George finally got behind the wheel of his car, bracing himself for a long 1,500 mile drive from here to Decatur, Texas. Just before he reached out to shut the door, Noah took a plunge below George's legs, burrowed his way to the floor beneath the driver's side of the dashboard, staked out his place as seen below.

No amount of cajoling could coax him to budge for the next 15 minutes. It was cute, funny, and sad at the same time. George fought back tears.

But to think that my dog was actually considering leaving me for somebody else. Yo, buddy, I pay the bills. How can I get it through your head? You know, the bills? Oh I don't know. Stuff like...the roof over your head. The food in the bowl. The water. The leash for the walk. The vet expenses.


At June 04, 2006 8:34 PM, Blogger Friar Tuck said...

This is adorable!

I have linked you up on my blogroll by the way.

At June 04, 2006 11:13 PM, Blogger Gretchen said...

What a cool and intuitive dog you have. They do seem to really sense what's going on.

At June 05, 2006 3:02 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

Maybe he thought George was only going for a ride. I don't think he would ever consider leaving you.

At least, you can comfort yourself with that thought and thank someone or something that dogs can't talk.

At June 05, 2006 5:25 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

Wow, greener pastures? In Texas? This time of year? No wonder your dog considered leaving you, you're somewhat delusional.

Your hot, dry blogging friend from Texas

At June 05, 2006 7:30 AM, Blogger Amber said...

Awwww poor Noah. And awwww poor David. Don't take it personally. He wasn't wanting to "leave you", he was just wanting his buddy to stay. I know this because Noah told me so.

At June 05, 2006 9:40 AM, Blogger Elevated said...

hahah ohh Noah I thought you liked me BEST!!!ny

At June 05, 2006 12:12 PM, Blogger A thinker said...

AWW!! this is so sad, it nearly made me cry :(

Poor George. I hope he can get a pet of his own. And I'm sure Noah wouldn't leave you...he just didn't want George to go.

At June 05, 2006 1:29 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

No, he knew he wasn't going for a ride.

Do you see the appendage to his right? Not his right front paw, but the one behind it. That is not one of his hind legs. It's his tail. The whole time, he had his tail between his legs, which was indicative of not liking what he was seeing. Usually his tail's flying in anticipation of going for a ride.

I sure hope he did that to keep George from leaving, thus the blog title: Sit-in.

At June 05, 2006 1:30 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

Well, what can I say, Bruce. The grass is always greener on the other side.

At June 05, 2006 8:13 PM, Blogger L-girl said...

Noah is great. He can come visit me and Cody any time. (He can bring you, too, if he wants.)

Sorry about George, tho. It sucks when a good friend moves away.

At June 06, 2006 6:17 AM, Blogger A thinker said...

Animals are incredible in their senses. They "know" things that it seems that it would be impossible for them to know.

I've heard stories similar to yours--and think of dogs sensing seizures in people...they are amazing creatures.

At June 06, 2006 8:58 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

A lot more goes on in their little worlds that we give them credit for. That's for sure

At June 06, 2006 1:34 PM, Blogger TheSleeper said...

Of course dogs know. When Lotus pooped on James' arrival, I could've saved a lot of aggravation by heeding her warning. (That's right, it wasn't pee. And it wasn't time.) Maybe Noah's telling you it's time to move on.

At June 06, 2006 11:37 PM, Blogger Oricon Ailin said...

Awww...I hope your friend does well in Texas. the way, your dog is precious.

At June 07, 2006 5:30 AM, Blogger grace said...

Awww, poor baby (noah)!

At June 07, 2006 10:03 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

Gee, grace. You had to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY to tell us the "poor baby" was Noah, not me.

At June 08, 2006 5:53 AM, Blogger Brotha Buck said...

So, what's that say about the 'Best Dog in the World'?

At June 09, 2006 1:44 AM, Blogger The Gig said...

What a cute picture and story. How is he handling the absence of your best friend? That is too funny -- thanks for sharing.

At June 09, 2006 10:20 PM, Blogger furyouhin said...

My mom used to have a saying, "A dog remembers a day's kindness for seven years, a cat remembers seven years worth of kindness for a day." Perhaps Noah is a cat?

At June 13, 2006 8:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi David--

This is "Theodora"---still without a "blog," so I'll have to appear as "anonymous" for now. (HOWEVER--Our mutual friend G. HAS set up a site for me...!!!...when we both can get to it, I'll see about joining you good folk "officially! Thanks for your encouragement to do this!)

ANYWAY...Since you've not posted for a while here, I was wondering how you and Noah are doing and what your summer plans are...if you care to update us. Do you teach in the summer? Do you go to the beach much?

Hope all is well--

Best to you and yours this day!



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