Tuesday, November 28, 2006

look out ethel!

my sister ethel may be part belgian shepherd and so she'd better be careful. the belgians are crackin' down on misbehaving dogs (why is everyone looking at me?)

BRUSSELS (AFP) — Misbehaving Belgian dogs could find themselves with a "criminal record" under a new parliamentary proposal, with offenders facing anything from a rap on the paws to the death penalty, according to a newspaper report Saturday.

Under the proposal, adopted by the Senate upper house's social affairs committee, dogs and their owners would both come under scrutiny, with anyone who has served a six-month sentence for a violent crime banned from owning a dog.

If a dog bites anyone, as happens some 100,000 times a year in Belgium, a local official could sentence the canine offender to anything from a reprimand to the death sentence from the local burgomeister.

The culprit could even be seized from his kennel without even the need for a search warrant.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

burgermeister? burgermeister?

Bussie Kissies

5:05 PM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

wow, does your sister know anything about belgian beer??? my daddy loves belgian beer!!

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey wally,

are you behind all this? if ethel finds out, you better run!

wet wet licks


9:24 PM  
Blogger Tin Tin Blogdog said...

All I can think about is fries with mayonnaise. That's what they do in Belgium.

So if Ethel gets landed in the slammer, maybe it won't be so bad.

We can all sit outside eating fries and, ummm, mayonnaise.

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

12:17 AM  
Blogger wally said...


joe, we have much of this "belgian beer" in our house. my granny loves it so much she thought we should name ethel "chimay." (my mawma joked that perhaps we should name me "boone's farm.")

hmmm...mayofries. they do that in ireland, too. europe sounds like a wonderful place.


7:24 AM  
Blogger Joe Stains said...

Is your mom implying you are CHEAP and EASY?!?!!! My dad looooves Chimay. The other weekend he and my mom TOTALLY ditched me to go to a Belgian festival where they drank a bunch of different kinds of beer. TOTAL JERKS!

10:23 PM  

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