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Dog Lover

February 1st, 2013

This is apparently true: in Jackson, TN, a man had a cute little bulldog—no name or age given—and handed him over to the local Rabies Control shelter to be euthanized. Not because he was violent; by all accounts, he’s a sweet little pup. Not because he chewed or tore up the house. Not because the owner was allergic.

No, it was because the owner was an ignorant ass.

The owner, as it is reported, found his dog “hunched over” another male dog, humping. Concluding the dog was gay, he sent him to the shelter to be killed.

Now, a suspicious person might see that and believe that the story could have been made up in order to garner sympathy to save the dog’s life. Which is what it did, as countless Facebook users and many others flooded the shelter with calls, with numerous people and organizations volunteering to rescue the dog.

But I don’t know, the story has just the right ring of stupid to it.

No that there would be anything wrong with a gay dog, but any idiot knows that dogs will hump anythingpeople, people’s legs, other dogs’ legs, toys, cats, barnyard animals, dead animals… even birds. Yes, birds. Puppies hump. Female dogs hump. Pretty much all dogs hump, and they hump pretty much anything and everything. It’s a dog thing.

So, assuming the story is true, we have a man somewhere in Jackson, TN, who is both homophobic and stupid. But I repeat myself.

And, to be quite serious and honest, things worked out best for the dog.

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  1. Jim
    February 4th, 2013 at 08:02 | #1

    I suspect it’s only a matter of time before you see this story debunked on snopes.com but you never know. It’s sad though; I’m sure there are idiots out there that do think this way.

  2. Luis
    February 4th, 2013 at 08:44 | #2

    Well, not so much chance Snopes will have anything to say; it’s not like anyone will be able to track down whomever gave the dog up unless they come forward. It comes down to the word of the person who made the initial post about the dog, and they’re not likely to fess up if they told a fib. Snopes would be a source if it were an email or other story about the shelter which they could check out by calling the shelter. Since the shelter was the origin of the story, it pretty much depends on that.

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