1. They wouldn’t give overly long acceptance speeches.
2. They wouldn’t waste huge amounts of money on gowns.
3. They would deal better with both victory and defeat.
4. We like them, we really like them.
5. They could get to the stage much more quickly.
6. It makes more sense than Michael Vick getting a “Courage Award.”
7. They’ve been snubbed as a species by the academy for far too long.
8. Their ego and bank accounts don’t require constant feeding — just themselves.
9. Oscar chew toys would be cheaper than statuettes
10. The red carpet is probably cleaned every year anyway.
(Photo: From the movie “Hotel for Dogs)
Posted by John Woestendiek March 7th, 2010 under Muttsblog.
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The Dogs Trust in England has released a list of the top ten most irresponsible reasons pet owners have given for abandoning their dogs:
1. “My dog doesn’t match the sofa.”
2. “The dog looks evil and has different coloured eyes, just like David Bowie.”
3. “My black dog doesn’t match the new white carpet, can we swap him for a white dog?”
4. “My current dog is too old, can we swap for a puppy or younger model?”
5. “My dog ate the Christmas turkey cooling on the work-top.”
6. “My pet guinea pig got worried with a dog in the house.”
7. “The dog opened all the presents on Christmas Eve.”
8. An owner accidentally knelt in the dog’s urine while cleaning it up so brought the dog in the very next day.
9. A puppy was bought as a present for an elderly couple with dementia.
10. The owner was paranoid about recent bad press on Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and the dog was given up through no fault of its own.
Thirty years since the charity made famous the trademarked slogan “A dog is for life not just for Christmas,” people are dumping their pets for the flimsiest of reasons, the Independent reports. The trust says that although the number of dogs given as gifts has fallen over the past three decades, people are still taking on the responsibility of dog ownership without enough consideration of what it entails.
As a result, the trust says its 17 centers will put a moratorium on adoptions through Christmas. People will be able to visit and reserve a dog, but they will not be able to take it home until the New Year.
Clarissa Baldwin, chief executive of Dogs Trust, said: “The ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ slogan is just as relevant today as it was when I created it 30 years ago.”
The trust cares for more than 16,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year.
Posted by John Woestendiek December 19th, 2008 under Muttsblog.
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