KEEP IT ON THE BROWNLOWE: Pugs on the brain

Em Brownlowe

So out of nowhere, Beth has recently developed an obsession with getting a small dog. Particularly a pug…which is unfortunate because we can’t have a small dog living at gaycondo because A. three cats rule the house and B. we have backless stairs that could result in a horrific accident involving a skiddish dog slipping through falling down 8 feet…while a parapelegic pug in a body cast sounds adorable it would be a total downer on the whole puppy experience.
Today Beth and I had a miniature “America” day – which usually involves going to the local mall and eating a Wetzel Pretzel, snickering as we watch young children fall down on the ice rink and reading magazines we won’t buy at Barnes N Noble. However, today marks the first time we entered a pet store together to browse the puppy section. Inside was an adorable black pug that was sleeping in it’s tiny cage. It’s peaceful nature made me change my mind on the whole dog thing (I consider myself a cat person).

I am under the impression that owning a dog is the training wheels for straight people to see if they are mature enough to handle procreation or the eco-friendly option of adoption. This may be the same for queer ladies – only the need to get a dog in your early-mid twenties may satisfy your inner baby clock that won’t be fullfilled without a turkey baster or until the day gay couples can adopt without a huge financial/legal hassel passes. Whatever the root of her obsession is, Beth is completely immersed and is taking me down the doggie doo doo path with her.

To me, the most important aspect of having a small, short haired dog is dressing them up in ridiculous Halloween costumes…check this out:

Now, wouldn’t that be a sight to justify paying upwards of $300-900 dollars on a bundle of pug love?


2 Responses to “KEEP IT ON THE BROWNLOWE: Pugs on the brain”

  1. 1 NickeyRobo
    August 29, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Please, please Em, I implore you- if you guys get a dog, DO NOT buy a purebred pug. The process of purebreeding is totally fucked up, and leads to things like horribly inbred dogs and puppy farms. There are many wonderful, sweet dogs at shelters that need homes with low adoption fees. But instead they get killed because people would rather buy a specific kind of animal from a breeder. DON’T BUY PUREBRED! You are a smarter and more compassionate lady than that.

  2. 2 EM
    September 2, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    i’m more of a cat person, myself.

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