Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Crazy Dogs and Happy Pills

My dog is crazy. I recently discovered an open sore on his rear leg and rushed him to the vet thinking some horrible injury had befallen him. Well, he was injured, but it turns out that he had gotten bored with life (according to the vet) and had begun gnawing on himself. The condition is known as Acral Lick Dermatitis, and the cure is anti-anxiety medication. Ben, (my dog) is better now, thanks to the medication which I call his "happy pills." (He also loves the extra attention he's getting from everyone)

I bring this up because in the past 24 hours, I've thought seriously about joining Ben and enjoying a couple of "happy pills" of my own. I'm shocked (although I shouldn't be) at the bizarre news accounts about the world's true"crazy dogs" and just how low they've gotten.

Case in point:

A Waverly Ohio teen and two adults were arrested in a mobile home after allowing rats to chew off the toes of the teen's six week old baby girl. By the time the cops got there, the girl's toes were mostly gone and one can only imagine the pain that child endured. Prison isn't good enough for these "evil" dogs. I can't help but hope that the Biblical concept of an "eye for an eye" or in this case a "rat for a rat" is used when implementing their punishment.

Fox News reports that in New Jersey ( and this is so ludicrous that it actually cracks me up!) lawmakers are struggling with a curfew law that prohibts teens under 18 from being out past 11:30. The struggle is not about the curfew, but the fact that the same state law allows girls as young as sixteen to strip in nightclubs as long as they're home by 11:30 p.m. So Jersey Girls take heed: " It's ok to take your clothes off in public, just do it at a decent hour. After all, you've got high school in the morning!" And to think, I spent my teen years working fast food for $4 an hour plus tips, all without a "G" string and pasties.

Finally, "the crazy dog" pervert award for the week goes to the scumbag (and I'm being kind) that used a hotel peep hole to take nude photos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews for posting on the internet. I can't wait until she finds out who did this. I think the best way for her to repay her video voyeur is by offering up a few nude photos of him or her without "their Calvins ." I hear the billboards in Time Square rent cheap now that the economy is down.

Thinking about these stories once again, makes me think that instead of medicating myself it's better for me to pray for a society that has become so depraved, and as hard as it might be,to pray for those who've done these awful things. I think I'll leave the "Happy Pills" for Ben, and while I know vengeance belongs to God, there's still a part of me that hopes the happy pills given to these crazy dogs, are laced with just a hint of cyanide.


1 comment:

  1. Love the free wheeling thoughts, and agree with you on every point.

    Your dog was 'gnawing on himself'?? That cracked me up.