December 13, 2007
America is Doomed

From the newspaper of record:

Among dog owners, 53.5 percent considered their pets to be members of the family, the survey found. For cats, the number was 49.2 percent.

And the term “family member” should not be used lightly. Ari Henry Barnes, who works in a New York law firm, is so devoted to his cat, Romeo, that he wipes the animal’s behind every time he does “a stinky boom boom.”




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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 13, 2007 01:53 PM
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non-pet owners may laugh, jeer, or cringe at we who wipe our pets' behinds, but as the owner of a boston terrier with very little in the way of a tail, who to put it delicately has a somewhat delicate constitution, a failure on my part to proactively clean him after his sojourns in the yard will inevitably result with it being smeared on my pants leg, or the rug, or the counterpane. it's just like having kids - you put up with disgusting things in order to prevent even worse things.

Posted by: r@d@r on December 14, 2007 11:06 AM

I bet you don't call it a stinky boom boom, though.

Posted by: Aitch Jay on December 14, 2007 1:02 PM

Our dear daughter Mabel just shits in the basement if we don't let her out.

And there is a positive side to having adopted, neutered cats as children - we haven't contributed to the problem of overpopulation.

Posted by: Buck on December 15, 2007 7:46 AM

Romeo wouldn't need his butt wiped, being a cat. Cats creep up on their prey or ambush it, so they can't go around reeking of stinky boom boom all the time and have to keep clean. Dogs chase their prey down and therefore don't give a boom boom what they smell like.

Posted by: Fast Eddie on December 15, 2007 5:34 PM
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