Life Lesson # 22- So they call me a Runt.

04 Jan

Runt or Russian Spy??

I recently overhead someone call me a runt. My initial reaction was to perform some of the moves I saw in the Bruce Lee movie Enter the Dragon. Then I decided that this was something that I needed to analyze on an intellectual level.

Step 1:  Research “Runt”

Definition: smallest and weakest of the litter.

Some characters who were also “runts”

Wilbur the pig from Charlottes Web

Jock of Jock of the Bushfeld

Babe the piglet hero from the movie and book ” Babe.”

Step 2: Personal Evaluation:

If being a Runt means…

having the ability to charm a crowd  with a wink of my good eye in about 2.5 seconds or…

knowing that it is especially helpful to bring my dad his shoes when I need to go outside (without being taught this) or…

being able to sit in a car for 6 hours without a single whimper or any sort of fuss on a long road trip or…

surviving 6 months of neglect and abuse in a busted up old crack house without developing a mean bone in my body or…

knowing to give my family lots of love cause I know what’s it’s like to go without.

Well, then DANG It! I am a runt and proud of it. I may not be the strongest, fastest or a nuclear scientist but I am pretty good at a lot of things.

I think I might form a gang composed entirely of “runts.” We’ll be like superheroes…We’ll have a secret pawshake….I’ll design cool capes and bandannas….“we’ll do good while looking good”…..that will be our slogan!

Watch out world here we come…



Posted by on January 4, 2012 in Life Lessons


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5 responses to “Life Lesson # 22- So they call me a Runt.

  1. Twinkle & the feisty4poo-mix dogs

    January 5, 2012 at 2:50 am

    thanks for expoundin on the word…and’re a charmer extraordinaire if it takes you 2.5 sec to get their attention…

  2. Marianne Pysh

    January 7, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Don’t feel bad… My husband calls my Lucy a runt! She’s not really a runt, she’s just petite for a boxer! It’s so nice to meet you Wrinklebottom…

  3. Bassetmomma

    January 7, 2012 at 9:30 am

    I say russian spy!!

  4. pugmantis

    January 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Benny – I’m a runt, too, and I say POO to those nasty names! We ROCK. My life has been WAY cushier than yours has been, but we still are birds of a feather.

  5. Milka [the Great Dane]

    January 21, 2012 at 6:27 am

    And you are a really cute and sweet little runt! :*



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