Everyone knows I’m a crazy dog lady. I get puppy birthday cards, puppy refrigerator magnets, even puppy socks.
Here’s the thing–although I am certifiably dog-insane (it’s in the DSM-IV; look it up), I don’t appreciate all the cute doggie things that everyone else does.
I don’t think I’m better than anyone else. I don’t think I’m worse (well, I do but my therapist tells me to keep working on that). I just don’t get some of the things other dog-insane people find cute.
So here’s what we’re going to do. I’m going to share some of the doggie things I don’t find cute. Some I even find a little frightening. But I believe in democracy. And I trust my faithful readers to never steer me wrong.
At the end, you get to vote for whichever you find the cutest. I promise that whatever item is ahead in the poll by Sunday, February 20 I will start to like. After all, I didn’t like spinach the first time I tried it either.
#1 Dogs in costumes
I thought I saved the email from the person who sent me this link but I can’t find it. Was it Celia Sue Hecht of Have Dog Blog Will Travel? If so, Celia Sue, stand up and take a bow. Or whomever, please let me know so I can thank you.
#2 Dog pictures taken with a wide angle lens
It’s actually an impressive picture from the photostream of dreaming_of_rivers found on Flickr. The use of color and light is beautiful. The model is very handsome. The photographer is obviously talented. But I just wanted to see an undistorted puppy face.
Is that wrong?
#3 Talking, singing, winking puppies
It’s obviously precious. The voice, the sentiment, the cute furry face. I can’t look away. But I’m scared. BTW, if you just adore this, you can get a video memory of your very own dog singing to you for only $15.
#4 Dogs in clothing with people’s hands
I’ve seen a number of these videos around cyberspace. Most recently I came across this one at Life with Dogs.
#5 Talking dogs doing improbable things in movies
Now that’s not an ironclad rule. After all, I love the movie Babe. But that’s the exception that proves the rule.
No, this is the kind of movie I have in mind.
So that’s my list. Is it too awful or awful cute?
Vote in my poll. The winner will become my new “like.” You can only vote once but feel free to share with your friends if you want to influence the results.