Thursday, June 28, 2007

resourceful! (provided that you consider the capacity for cruelty a resource)

The incident: dog excrement found on the roof and windows of the Romney station wagon. How it got there: Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive from Boston to Ontario, which the family apparently completed, despite Seamus's rather visceral protest.
Of course, not mentioned in the story is that the whole reason the family was driving to Ontario was to have Mitt Romney's dog fight one of Michael Vick's dogs.

Where are the voices of public sociology here? Where are the animals & society folks? I want to see the "Deconstructing Playing with Katie" guy deconstructing traveling with Seamus.

People have asked me if I'm going to get a pet when I go to Northwestern. No. Well, maybe a turtle. If I do, I'm not strapping it to the top of my car, even if I would like to be President, or having it fight one of Michael Vick's dogs. Maybe just a plant.


Eszter said...

A turtle? Hah! If you're lucky you'll get joint custody of a turtle, but much more likely is that you'll get to turtlesit on occasion.

Anonymous said...

For those who are interested, "Deconstructing Playing with Katie" became a part of the book Playing with My Dog Katie. You can buy it at

Corey said...

My daughter has a turtle; her name is Lucy (the turtle, not my daughter). Lucy is a nice turtle.

dorotha said...

i've had many turtles in my day. my cousin chuck would catch them for me. then he became a skinhead and we didn't see him anymore because he got sent to a tough love ranch or something like that. we mostly had red ear sliders, but we also had a box turtle.