November 09, 2003

Mansfield the Chair-Dragging Labrador

The last Saturday of the eighth-grade soccer season, in mid-fall. A man brings his 90-lb Labrador Retriever, Mansfield, to the game. The man gets pressed into service as a line judge. He ties Mansfield by his leash to a chair--one of those modern 12-lb folding chairs made of space-age materials that folds into an incredibly small space.

Mansfield watches as his owner begins to run up and down the sideline at a furious pace, waving a yellow flag. And so begin...

The Adventures of Mansfield the Chair-Dragging Labrador*

I will leave them to your imagination...

*Also featuring my dog, Misty, America's Silliest Dog, and the four Golden Retrievers.

Posted by DeLong at November 9, 2003 03:55 PM | TrackBack


Named after Harvey "C-Minus"?

Posted by: ETC on November 9, 2003 05:32 PM


Not my dog, so I don't know...

Posted by: Brad DeLong on November 9, 2003 08:10 PM


I was going to guess Edwin, the late textbook author. Is the owner an economist?

(Of course, the owner will actually turn out to be a Jane Austen fan...)

Posted by: Dave on November 10, 2003 09:16 AM


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