A dog man, who likes philosophy, often has to suffer under his cat-beast wife and her reality checks; neighbors call her Xanthippe (after wife of Socrates, c. 5 BCE, who has been portrayed as a nagging, quarrelsome, ill-tempered shrew).
title=”Honeymooners” – photo by Frizztext, click on the picture to enter my galleries on Flickr
P.S. QUESTION: what would happen if the roles were reversed? If he is hesitating and criticizing her wishes and dreams and airborne castles? We need a name for it too …

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writer, photographer, guitarist

16 responses to “Xanthippe

  1. Small boxes that have the most “poison” in it. Klein botteltjies met groot gif – that’s the cat


  2. TBM

    Love the dog’s expression


  3. I’m tempted to make a nasty crack and suggest my ex-husband’s name, but I’d feel like too much of a sourpuss. Everything I wanted to do was a bad idea and he complained that paint cost too much money, so he didn’t even like it if I painted. He didn’t like the music I listened to. He didn’t like my accent when I spoke French. He even complained when I baked bread. When I wanted to go to school for a master’s degree, he opposed that too. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. The marriage lasted about four years.


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  5. What a truly fantastic dog!!


  6. Sweet! This is a fabulous photograph.


  7. This photo is a classic!
    I also learned a new word: “Xanthippe”


  8. I like the picture and enjoy the name, remembering the many interesting stories told about her…


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