Sep 8, 2010

The Arm Suck

The Arm Suck

[Soundtrack: Kool and the Gang - "Jungle Boogie"]


Taking care of Bo is like having a little baby pet mogwai (that's the scientific name for a "Gremlin" for all you losers out there.) There are 3 rules that one must follow to prevent shit from hitting the fan.
  • Don't get him wet.
  • Don't expose him to sunlight.
  • Don't feed him after midnight.
Well, Mr. Bojangles is a special little breed, and as such, he brings a 4th rule to the table:
  • Don't refuse the Arm Suck.
I'm not really sure why he does this, where it originated from, what goes through his mind while he is performing the act, or what repercussions would be had for someone that broke this rule. All I know is that if Bo goes for the arm, you give it to him.

The Arm Suck usually occurs when I go to bed. It's normally random, and I suppose it depends on how tired he is when we hit the sack. When I crawl into bed, I post my arm on the mattress, and if he latches onto it in an attempt to hump it like there's no tomorrow, I know an Arm Suck is in my future. The other time he busts out the arm suck is when I have visitors over. No man or woman is safe from the Arm Suck. I have a hunch that he prefers the chicks over the dudes. Maybe this is because of all the pheromones. I'm not sure. The Arm Suck can last anywhere from a couple of minutes to hours. I usually pass out in mid-Arm Suck only to wake up the next day with a horrendous bite mark/bruise that reminds me of the previous night's activities. If someone tries to disengage the Arm Suck before Bo is finished, he will get very angry. I wouldn't recommend doing this. The only way to really separate yourself from the Arm Suck is to distract Bo with some sort of toy that gets his attention. Since he has the attention span of a goldfish, this isn't incredibly difficult, but it really all depends on how far Bo is committed to the said Arm Suck. Check out the photos and videos for a more vivid explanation to this phenomenon.