The August Golden Poodle award goes to the creative little Chihuahua who invented her own solo game of fetch using a running stream of water.
The Lizard Brain award goes to the cast members of Downton Abbey who brought their dogs to work and let them run wild through the estate.
Neanderthals among us
This week we learned that Kisha Curtis, the New Jersey woman who tied Patrick up to a railing outside her apartment and left him to starve when she went out of town, will get probation but no jail time.
I have no problem with this ruling.
She seems to be more guilty of poor judgment than intentional cruelty. She has no criminal record, four children, and seems to be turning her life around after court ordered counseling. With the nationwide bad publicity and hatred from animal lovers, she is unlikely to be a repeat offender.
What I’m wondering about is others who must have seen the dog abandoned in a hallway, starving and did nothing to help him—no scrap of food, no phone call to authorities.
It seems like someone simply tossed him down the garbage chute when they got tired of looking at him.
I’m not excusing Curtis, but why is no one asking about them?