21 December 2004

This just in


As Janeane Garofalo says in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, "We can love our pets, we just can't LOVE our pets."

I wish this was a joke story - and I'm sure it'll show up on Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me - but enough actual news outlets covered it that I'm afraid it may be true. Never saw such unanimity on a piece of news in all my life (to paraphrase).

You know, I've been to New Zealand - twice - and never saw anything like this. On the plus side, I think Ms. Tumanako has really raised the bar in terms of discomfiting people by breastfeeding. I can't even think of this story without crossing my arms in front of my chest and going "eeeeeewwwwww."


Ick, ick, ick.


Anonymous said...

And what about the fact that this woman gave her child and her dog the same name?!? I think this could be hardest on that poor kid - her full moniker, presented to a jury, should win her a pretty hefty damage award for child abuse!

Leta said...

I completely agree. Accidently calling your child by the dog's name - it's happened to all of us - is one thing, but giving them the same name is asking for a visit from Child Protective Services...

Anonymous said...

Is that where the term "puppy love" comes from?