Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mr. End of an Age

It seems like yesterday that... no, I'm not thinking of when Bug was born and then pronounced incurably bad - and, no I'm not talking about when we thought Bug had been poisoned by a disillusioned follower - and, no I'm not refering to the time when we, like Frodo at the Crack of Doom, tried, considering only the greater good, to rid this world of evil ...I'm recalling to mind the day that Bug invented a device that would change the lives of biometrically identified Dachshunds everywhere.

Of course his dream (this was, in fact his second dream - his first born on the day Bug vowed never to work a day is his long little life) has come to a sad end. But why! Why did it have to end!

I can easily recall Bug's first day on the job - I remember it because it was a particularly cold day; I remember good times, bad times, even some wierd times; I remember Bug's first promotion, and I rember his rise to the top.

But why did it all come crashing down? I feel certain it was not a result of Bug's management style, nor his relationship management; definitely not his PR strategy, his crazy product ideas, or even his occassionl reclusive spells.

Though I think we'll have to leave it a mystery why Bug, in the end, had to pack it up, he'll remember the good times.


Elizabeth said...

Bug, you never should have left NYC. They needed you as their inspiration. Alas, Clear Friends, we wish you the best of luck, and thanks for the Bug Memories. Bug's Grandmother and Grandfather in Dux.

Like the Bereans said...

Oh bug, like your Florida family, we are sunk without you.

Granmother Barley

Anonymous said...

i don't understand! has the Bug gone for good? Left this world? Moved on to better, more devious pastures? Will someone let me know what's going on. I implore you

Alex said...

I am also confused. I have heard several rumors about Bug's disappearance and I would like some answers.

Is it true that Bug was duped into spending a month at a resort in Guantanamo Bay? This rumour seems unlikely as I have seen Bug--Mr. Sneaky Leap, Mr. Evil Eye, Mr. Ambush, Mr. Fang, and lately, Mr. Baby-Biter--worm his way out of the most ingenious ensnarements, such as the Slanket and the Windermere Toe Hold.

Most recently, a rumour has been chatted up around water coolers, the world over: that Bill Clinton handed over Bug to Kim Jong-il in exchange for the safe return of two American journalists. The exchange was said to be amicable and agreeable to all parties, excepting Bug. As per the agreement, Bug will be freed from captivity in Pyongyang, upon the expiration of Kim Jong-il; Bug's longevity implicit in all negotiations.
Can anyone substantiate either of these rumours? Or offer any other leads? Has anyone spoken with Bug's parental "guardians" since his disappearance? Do they have anything to share? or confess? shame, shame, shame