It's National Dog Day. Pretty Sure We Could All Use Some Doggies About Now
Go, corgis, go!
We were getting all ready to end this perfectly shitty news day by sharing photos of the new panda babies at the National Zoo, but even that story went all to hell this afternoon, with the death of one of the two cubs. Which honestly isn't that much of a surprise, since giant pandas are extremely difficult to breed in captivity (but at least we're getting better at it). Forget pandas. They're adorable idiots who don't evolution good. At least not when there's a bunch of territory-hungry hominids in the neighborhood.
Instead, let's all just take a mental break with National Dog Day, because dogs are awesome. You know this. They may not be all that bright at times, but that's at least partly because we've selectively bred them to be lovable doofuses in arrested puppyhood.
But for the moment, forget the science and let's just enjoy some doggies. We could use some doggies about now.
Evan's dog Lula is relaxed:
Yr Dok Zoom is currently petless, but used to have a Labrador retriever named Paxil, because he was an excellent antidepressant. Note: Do not name your dog after a prescription medication unless you really don't mind wandering around yelling "Paxil! Paxil!" when the big dope turns out to be an escape artist. No photo, because Paxie was a pre-digital-camera doggie.
Kaili is more of a cat person, and that is good, too. Here is Leonidas, an honorary dog for the day (and there go our commenters, straight into internecine warfare).
Did someone say Political Dogs? How about Jerry Brown's corgi, Sutter?
Also, Mr. Bo Obama:
Also, remember when the Obamas got a second dog, Sunny, just to rub Americans' faces in the fact that the Obamas think they're better than all you one-dog families? GRAARRRRGHHH! Just like Louie Cat-whores and Marie Antoinette!
So, yes. Dogs. Give us your dogs, and also too your favorite dogs that are not yours, in the comments, which are temporarily allowed, but JUST FOR THIS ONE POST! We need some dogs about now.
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.