Monday, October 29, 2007

Berke Breathed on Dogs

(Cover of Flawed Dogs: The Year End Leftovers at the Piddleton "Last Chance" Dog Pound, by Berkeley Breathed)

I don't know if there are any Bloom County fans reading this blog, but Berke Breathed has been doing a new weekly strip called Opus, named after the pusillanimous penguin of that name. The latest strip takes a fairly narrow view of our canine companions, and their alleged agenda.

Washington Tykes in no way endorses the opinions of Mr. Steve Dallas, which have been proven wrong with monotonous regularity over the years. Dogs are not waiting impatiently for humanity to annihlate itself, so they can take over. Leaving aside the fact that we don't give dogs 'free vasectomies', there are three obvious reasons why this scenario is patent nonsense--

1)No more free meals.

2)No more belly-rubs.

3)Oh give me a break, Max gets freaked out if I go down to the corner store for five minutes.

That being said, they do stare at us a lot, don't they? With those eyes. Those big round innocent eyes........

Just because Steve's specific theory is off the mark, that doesn't mean they aren't up to SOMEthing. We don't know what. We'll never know. Until it's too late.

Happy Howl-o-ween.

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