Pet Shaming: Strange Trend in Social Media
Dear Esteemed Fans,
One of the things I can't believe I get paid to do is surf the Internet in order to find interesting and/or funny photos to post to my fans on Facebook. It's a tough job, being a working dog! While searching some of my favorite photo sites, I've noticed that there are now several photos of pets wearing signs explaining their bad behavior.
It resembles some of the human stories I've read about with judges requiring offenders to wear signs on public avenues explaining their transgressions in an attempt to shame them into being better citizens. It is slightly better than colonial systems of public humiliation, such as stocks, and the like. And humans and non-humans alike do enjoy a good joke, especially ones endorsed by esteemed judges, who generally are viewed as being rather stodgy.
It's true. We all have our dirty little secrets. Some of you feel like airing our dirty laundry... or at least reporting when we eat your undies... But it seems a bit like Junior High bathroom humor. Still, I'm not so refined that I can't at least enjoy a snicker. So here is a compilation of some of our favorites.
Is this animal abuse? Is it funny? Is it just you humans finding a way to vent over silly things we animals do? Whatever. We are STILL man's best friend!
Love (in spite of everything),