Friday, February 1, 2013

A "Gay Dog" is Rescued From Stupidity, and Things Get Better

I'm not yet 100 percent sure if this story is true, but from what I understand, a guy in Tennessee recently  sent his dog off the pound, and likely euthanisia,  because he suddenly became convinced the pooch was gay.
This guy's former owner
decided he was gay and
got rid of him. He was
going to be euthanized, but
was adopted and is now
named Elton.

He couldn't have anything gay around. That would paint the guy as gay, right? (snark)

Apparently, he caught his "gay" dog hunched over another male dog. Sounds gay to me! Well, actually, it's normal dog behavior. A male dog will sometimes try to show dominance that way. Happens all the time.

But why pass up the chance to be ignorant? The guy saw the humping. The dog had the gay. So, the dog had to go.

Luckily, some people got wind of the dog in the shelter, about to be euthanized for being gay, and rescued him.  Actually a lot of people wanted to rescue him. The lucky recipient of the pit bull mix was a woman named Stephanie Fryns, who named her new companion Elton, according to ABC News 

When some people found out that our "gay" dog was rescued, they said fine, we'll just rescue another dog from the shelter.

So in the end, things worked out for the best.

I was talking to my friend Barb about this earlier today. Barb is the woman who takes excellent care of our dogs Jackson and Bailey when we are at work. She thinks many beings were put on this earth with a mission somehow.

Maybe the "gay" dog endured its ignorant Tennesseee owner for awhile, and ended up at the shelter amid all this publicity so that other dogs there could be rescued.  Barb wonders if anything is truly random.

Maybe Jackson and Bailey, and for that matter my husband Jeff came into my life for a specific reason, to alter the course of my path on this green earth. And maybe that nudge will unwittingly cause me to alter somebody else's course in life. Hopefully for the better.  Barb might have a point here.

But this is all getting too deep. Let's just return to ignorance, shall we?

There's this nutcase named Bill Donohue, who seems to fancy himself an official spokesman for the Catholic Church. He really isn't, but it doesn't matter.

I'll be clear here that I'm not disparaging Catholics. It's one of the world's predominant religions and almost all the Catholics I've ever met are nice, normal, sane, intelligent, all that.

But every group has its, um, unusual members, and Catholics have Donohue. He weighed in the Elton the Gay Dog Crisis of 2013, by basically saying this is another example how The Gays get special treatment and all those nice straight people (and dogs!) get the short end of the stick on today's society.

Here's Donohue's pearls of wisdom, according to Joe My God:  

"The place where Elton was dropped encourages dog adoption, but it also promotes dog euthanasia. Not, however, in Elton’s case: the shelter has no stomach for putting dogs down on the basis of sexual orientation. It must be said, though, that the shelter is not exactly inclusive in its policies. To wit: Had poor Elton not been identified as a homosexual, his heterosexuality would not have been enough to save his hide. The moral of the story is: Being gay is not only a bonus for humans these days, it is a definite plus for dogs as well. As for straights, the lonely and the disabled, that’s another story altogether."

Um, gay people are running around, taking their cues from this animal shelter, kiling straight lonely and disabled people? You'd think that would be all over the news. 

Anyway, Donohue's just a side show. I'm glad everything worked out down there in Tennesee. Jackson and Bailey feel the same way. They asked me to include their comments, so here goes:


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