Bodega, The Self-Actualized Wine Dog

(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 9.648% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

Meet Bodega.  Bodega is one of the fine Wine Dogs of Napa Valley.  He lives at Vincent Arroyo Winery!
Bodega, the overachieving dog
Bodega is famous, because Bodega has his own wine!  See?  A 36% Cabernet, 19% Malbec blend, with a Calistoga earthiness.
Bodega's Wine Label
Bodega is also a fan of Ayn Rand.  Bodega realizes that he is a prime mover, one of the self-made dogs without which American culture would collapse.  Bodega is a creator, and proud of it.
Bodega understands that the other dogs who don’t have their own wines are simply lazy, lazy dogs.  He made his own wine, didn’t he?  And all around him, he sees other dogs who have their own wines.  Clearly, the dogs who don’t have their own wine-brands are slackers.
Sometimes people explain to him that Bodega is lucky, that he was born by chance into the right environment that gave him the right support to show off his winery talents.  But this is ridiculous.  His dark-cherry, French Oak-aged wine was all thanks to him!  Sure, he had some owners who owned a winery, but there are plenty of other winery dogs who don’t have red wines named after them.  So what he’s done must have been entirely by the sweat of his brow.
Bodega the wine dog hears that there are dogs without wineries somewhere.  He’s never really met them, but sometimes he sees pictures in his black-and-white dog-vision.  He feels bad for those non-winery dogs, because they’re so deluded.  If they only worked harder, they too would have their own wineries, and then they could be fully self-actualized like Bodega is.  Bodega’s a top dog because of his intellect and cunning.
Bodega curls up in the corner while the workers pick the grapes, pick the grapes, pick the grapes.  The workers are not creators.  Bodega hopes one day they will all be as wonderful as him.

1 Comment

  1. CM
    Dec 30, 2011

    I don’t know that anyone has thus far captured the absurdity of many of the claims about the wealthy and their “hard work” until now. Thank you, sir.

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