Well, not exactly. But kind of. In a virtual, Cyber, Internet-y kind of way.
It all starts with Twitter. You probably all know about this group microblogging site. You send out pearls of wisdom in 140 character bites. You never know what will come back. If people like your pearls of wisdom, they “follow” you. Then they automatically get every pearl you roll down that virtual hallway. But the great mass of Twitterers can also stumble over what you write through a search or by wading through zillions and zillions of Tweets.
On this particular day, my pearls of wisdom referred to some Terrier Attitude Problems we’ve been having around our neck of the woods.
I wrote: “Lesson for the day: if two terriers are fighting, don’t think putting your hand between them is going to solve anything.”
One of my followers Tweeted in reply: “You need Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer.”
To which I shot back: “Cesar Millan is a steaming hunk of Latino Charisma. He can give me the Alpha Dog Stare-Down anytime.”
Two minutes later, I got this notification: “Cesar Millan is now following you on Twitter.” I checked the link and it was the REAL CESAR MILLAN. The Ricardo Montalban of the Recall. The Desi Arnaz of the Down-Stay. The Fernando Lamas of the Leashed Set. And he’s brought me into his pack. He is now my Calm/Assertive Leader.
I ask you, is there anyone else today who can even compete for the title of Latino Alpha Dog? Let me make my case:
Nope, Cesar’s our man around here.
Yup, we’re pretty excited to be in Cesar’s Pack.
Well, I should amend that. Lucy and I are really excited. Little Oscar, not so much.
In loyalty to his name-sake, this little Oscar de la Hoya says he bows to a different Pack Leader.
But Lucy and I know Cesar could just breeze away on those roller-blades. Then he’d call in the Pit Bulls.