Monday, February 11, 2013

Cujo. Coju. Tomato. Tomato.

This past weekend, we looked after an adorable sweet Miniature Schnauzer. 

He is as gentle as a baby bunny (and I don't mean a baby Monty Python bunny ...just a regular old run of the mill baby bunny rabbit).

We love him.

This isn't actually him, but this guy kinda looks like him:

His name is...


Of course it is.

After he had been with us for an hour or so, The Girl said, "Cujo is a pretty weird name. It doesn't really suit him."

To which I replied, "Well, I think that's kinda the point."

The Girl- "Huh?"

Me - "They were probably going for some ironic humour when they named him."

The Girl - "Huh?"

Me - "You know..."Cujo" is huge and horrifying and this one is the opposite."

The Girl - "Huh?"

Me- "You know..."Cujo" in the movie."

The Girl - "Huh?"

Me - "The Stephen King book??"

The Girl -"Never heard of it."

Me- "Really??"

The Girl - "Nope."

Me - "Really??"

The Girl - "Really."

Me - "The horror movie with the crazy nasty rabid St. Bernard that slaughters a whole bunch of people??"

The Girl -"Nope."

And, with that, she walks away... then calls from the other room, 

"Still a weird name."

Fast forward 38 minutes:

The Boy - "What kinda name is Coju for a dog? It's weird. What does it even mean?"

Me - "It's Cujo and it's after the dog in the Stephen King movie."

The Boy - "There wasn't a dog in 'The Shining'."

Me - "No...not 'The Shining' ...It's 'Cujo'."

The Boy - "Huh? What's a Coju?"

Me - "Cujo."

The Boy - "...."

Me -"You know, the horror movie with the crazy nasty rabid St. Bernard that slaughters a whole bunch of people."

The Boy - "Never heard of it."

Me - "'s like I'm in some sort time warp!!"

The Boy - "..."

Me - "I can't believe neither your or your sister have heard of 'Cujo'. It's kinda freakin' me out."

The Boy - "Yeah....well....Coju is still a weird name."

Me - "Cujo"

The Boy - "...."

Me - "Cujo"

The Boy - "Like 'Koodo'??"

Me - *sigh* " 'Koodo'."

...which was kinda fun because for the rest of his time with us, I called him "Koojo" like in the commercial and I have to admit, it suited him better.

So, I just could not wrap my head around the fact that the craziness that was 'Cujo' - the dog name that people use to describe any nasty angry dog, kinda like the way people use "Bandaid" or "Kleenex" or "SkiDoo" ...had actually left society's collective consciousness in one short generation. 

I could NOT believe it. 

I just couldn't.

So, when My Guy's youngest, who is 16,  arrived for his bi-weekendly visit, I pounced...

Me- "MAX!!!! You've heard of  'Cujo', right??"

Max- "Huh?"

Me - "The DOG!!! The KILLER DOG!!! From the Stephen King movie!!!"

Max - ""


I still can't believe it.

Am I the only one who thinks that's strange??? 

And I'm not even a Stephen King fan...I've only read two of his books: "The Stand" and "Carrie" and have only seen two of his movies: "Misery"  and 1/4 of "Pet Semetary" (I had to leave the theatre when he dug up the little boy...totally creeped me out...still stands as the only movie I've ever left before it ended). I haven't even seen "The Shining".... and even I know who Cujo is goddamit!!!

Anyway, wee Cujo has gone home and we are all a little sad that he's not here tonight.

But, earlier today, when I brought him to work with me, I realized that we actually have a f@$king ST. BERNARD staying in the kennel ....How awesome is THAT???!!! YIKES!!! 

....and just for kicks, I had lil' Cujo out in the play-yard with the HUGE St. Bernard (whose name, by the by, is Jacob...not a particularly menacing handle...heehee...I think it's kinda funny). 

I'm mad at myself for not taking a picture of Cujo, the Mini Schnauzer and Jacob, the St. Bernard  hanging out together.


 It would've been fabulous.

Yes...the strangest things amuse the hell outta me.

It's part of my charm.

So, tonight, unwilling to let this whole "What's a Coju?" thing rest, ... How utterly out of character for me ;)... I called The Boy over to sit with me and watch the trailer for 'Cujo'....

....and he couldn't stop laughing. 

The little jerk.

It's horrifying....See!!!

So then, I showed him the trailer for "Pet Semetary "

...and he laughed a bunch more.

The Boy - "How is a zombie cat going 'mraaaaahhhgrahhh" even a little bit scary?"

Me - "It WAS!!! O.k. Tough Guy!! a zombie baby coming at you wouldn't be scary????"

The Boy - "Not if there was just one of them."

Me - "BAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA" ...That struck me as pretty hilarious.

Then, I showed him the trailers for:

"Children of the Corn"

....which he agreed was a little creepy

And ... 


....which, while he didn't admit that he thought it was scary, he also didn't make fun of it.

And, finally...


...and we both had a pretty good laugh. Even back when it first came out, I couldn't get too worked up over a dumb ol' killer car.


Then, he wanted me to watch the trailer for "Mama" and I flat out refused because I saw the trailer in the theatre a while ago and once was more than enough to give me the heebie jeebies.

Take a peek....but, only if you want to, I'm sure as hell not going to... *shudder*

To end on a sweet adorable is a sweet adorable picture of Cujo and Willow crashed on the couch watching the Grammys.

hee hee


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Now, if you want to see a scary movie trailer, check out the trailer for the horror movie Mary Poppins.


Melissa Smart said...

OMG you kill me!

I know of what you speak and yes, it was a stupid movie but ironic name for a small dog.

That said, Pet Semetary was horrifying and I spent the entire movie wrapped in my friend Jeremy's sweatshirt as we were in the middle of a packed theatre, centre row, centre seats. (I also should have done some research on what we were seeing as I was already terrified of cats so that wasn't really the movie for me).

Malachai is still freaky and the original Carrie made me not want to go to my prom (of course it was the 80's and my fushia dress was the height of fashion, as was my blue eye shadow).

You must make them watch these movies so they too can have nightmares and enjoy Stephen King's twisted brain.


Laura said...

Ahem... I've never heard of that movie either!



squirrel_e_girl said...

BBBB - Yikes!!! Consider my children hidden!!!

Mel- My prom dress was a pastel floral number...exquisite. There was probably some blue eyeliner involved and quite possibly white open toe shoes... now THAT was horrifying!!!

Laura - Seriously?? And you call yourself a Child of the 80's??!!!