Thursday, July 8, 2010

Independence Day

Last weekend was very special for Dempsey: It was Independence Day.

In our ongoing effort to teach Dempsey values, we told him about the Declaration of Independence, and how our nation's founders wanted people to have freedom and to be able to pursue happiness. Smart dog that he is, Dempsey understood right away how important Independence Day is: He said that when he grows up, he'll help make every day Independence Day for somebody.

To celebrate this special day, we decided to take Dempsey to a fireworks-free zone, viz the drive-in movie theater.  We got in some good training in the arcade and by the barbeque grills, but most importantly, we had the chance to snuggle with Dempsey in the back of Jeep. Since he's not allowed to sleep with us in bed, the drive-in was a great opportunity to snooze with him in an approved fashion.

And sleep we did. The drive-in is a great value, since you get 3 movies for the price of 1, but unfortunately, all three movies this time were pretty bad.

The first was Furry Vengeance, which earned 8% "fresh" from Rotten Tomatoes -- exactly half the 16% that the much-maligned Sex and the City 2 earned. This movie confirms my theory that every movie starring Brendan Fraser is awful. (Which makes sense, considering he got his break as Pauly Shore's sidekick.)

The second movie was called either Twilight or Eclipse; I can't remember. It is apparently about a teen love triangle consisting of a werewolf, a vampire, and a zombie. Or maybe it was three zombies; sure seemed like it.

The last movie was The A-Team. If we had stuck around for this, I imagine I'd have a snarky comment about this one, too.

The good thing about bad movies, from Dempsey's perspective, is that he got more attention from us. Everything really is better with a puppy!

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