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Dog ownership is now a matter of status: big ferocious-looking ones, or small lap dogs you can dress up, and dachshunds don't fall in any of those categories.
When not writing, Berinn can be found flying old airplanes, watching SciFi movies, playing RPGs, and pampering an incredibly spoiled sixty-pound lap dog.
When Maggie ravaged the heavy industries of the South Wales valleys through to the warmongering Tony Blair the lap dog to George Bush.
The reality is that he is a lap dog appeasing a room of 80 backbench Tories MPs.
Each of these has a common thread--the Legislature and governor want a lap dog judiciary.
She's besotted with Oscar and although nothing's happened between them she's following him around like a lap dog and loving the time she's spending with him.
It is my belief that these little ECs are perfect dogs for us "Baby Boomers" who want a close working, energetic bird finder that averages about 30 pounds and makes a perfect lap dog at the end of the day.
The Lap Dog: The blind supporter of any suggestion offered by the biggest wig at the table, the Lap Dog takes all his cues from the boss and generally will only look in her direction, often with a longing that's uncomfortable for everyone.
A 90-pound dog is too much for a petite woman with limited upper-body strength or balance problems, while a small lap dog might be ideal.
His mother clutches a lap dog (the perpetual baby), has 'fainting' spells, keeps a tight reign over everyone and presides over the ritual Sunday lunch, which the extended family attends.
In the world of ``Dogeaters,'' Fassbinder is a veritable lap dog.
Louis on the other hand reminds me of a little lap dog.