I have a kinda sorta review of Cecil and Jordan in New York: Stories by Gabrielle Bell over at Blog@Newsarama, if you're interested.
Probably my favorite of the eleven stories in it is "My Affliction," a long, dream-like story in which the Gabrielle Bell-like narrator/protagonist has a series of strange adventures.
And this is one of my favorite parts of it. Our heroine has just been given a wooden talisman of a man named "Charlie" by a therapist, who instructs her to transfer her love for a giant so she doesn't accidentally fall in love with the Rottweiler dog a man had just given her in a park.
Crossing a bridge, she acquires another new pet:
It's a foul-mouthed mynah bird she names Rory and which, in a roundabout way, leads her to her next boyfriend.
I don't think I'll ever stop finding swearing hilarious.