Friday, July 27, 2012

Water Bugging?

In the South we call roaches, "water bugs"mostly because they seem to show up in your house when there's a lack of rain and we think they are searching for water. This is just a polite term that I'm convinced that some Southern woman came up with as to not offend her neighbor. You know it can be rather rude when your host opens up a cabinet to reach for a glass and one of them big ole' "water bugs"crawls out and you scream roach. You only call them roaches when they are present due to poor housekeeping.

Lately, Seka has spent more time with all four feet up in the air lately than I think she ever has.  Who can blame her? With 100 degree temperatures daily everyone moves at a snail's pace. And since she is a Southern dog, I prefer to refer to her position as "water bugging" instead of that nasty creature, the roach. Maybe we'll start a trend - at least for those greyhounds below the Mason Dixon line.

















4 comments:

Hiking Hounds said...

I like water bugging much better too. It never seemed right to relate a beautiful greyhound to a yucky roach.

Jen said...

Water bugging is an adorable term for that!

gyeong said...

My kids water bug all the time. We call Stan, Roachistan, b/c he does it so much. WaterBugistan is a bit harder to say :)

pattysea said...

I'm not sure what we Northern folks call "water bugs"; I'll have to check that out but I think it's silverfish ... I'll get back to you on this!