Friday, July 29, 2005

survival of the fittest

the new york times ran a story about the revival of "cage fighting" in the u.s. fortunately, it is not with dogs or chickens but naked apes, or as my gramps would call you, the killer apes. maybe if they let this go on llong enough these states will go blue again. oh i kid. but just a little bit.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

told you so

here's an article in slate that proves what i always knew--cat people are more prone to be crazy and the more cats you have, the crazier you get. so becoming a cat lady is to be feared, becoming a dog lady is perfectly normal!

the article also notes that women are more likely to hoard but also more likely to become veterinarians (and vegetarians, i sometimes confuse the two) and less likely to abuse animals.

so, my sexism and speciesism is justified. dog ladies rule.


i learned to swim this weekend. i thought you'd all like to know as i continue to amaze.

what a pitty.

the city of denver has enacted a pretty harsh ban on pit bulls. while i understand that a disproportionate number of pit owners are jerks, putting them all to sleep seems a bit harsh. some of my best friends (shout out to blue!) are pits. blue lets my mawma take tennis balls out of her mouth and even lets me harass her (um, sorry about the mounting incident. ok, i'm not that sorry). yes, a pit bull in the hands of an irresponsible owner is dangerous but it just seems unfair to thousands of dogs to punish them for stupid human tricks. it's so sad that millions of dogs are put to sleep because no one wants them and now they're putting lots of wanted dogs to sleep. in other words, lots of dogs die because you naked apes can't get your act together. since you naked apes need laws to make you behave, why not make responsible dog ownership laws--like mandatory licensing and vaccination--and enforce them? also mandatory hourly snacks and belly rubs.