Crazy Dog Logic

“Las Vegas police were called to the home of a 23-year-old woman earlier this week after her neighbors complained that she was having sex with a pit bull, according to published reports.”

Things I just don’t get: People have humanized dogs to the point where they have play dates, dog apparel, dog strollers, gourmet and organic food, dog furniture and special parks just for dogs. They have funerals, cemeteries and health insurance. People want to take their dogs in retail stores, hotels, on regular passenger airplanes and even to work. They are perceived by dog advocates as part of the family. One advocate wanted taxpayers (even those without dogs) to pay for dog feces stations because dogs are “part of the community” and since people without children have to pay for schools then it follows that people without dogs should pay for poop stations. Dogs are on the fast track to becoming humans. So then why is it any surprise that dog people might also want sex with their dog? Why is this activity off limits for the dog folks when dogs are perceived as being entitled to just about everything humans enjoy.

Dog advocates tell us over and over how intelligent dogs are. And they argue that dogs are capable of complex emotions like jealousy, revenge, and compassion (check out therapy dogs). The woman in the article was deemed mentally challenged either by disability or use of drugs. Clearly the dog was smarter than her. Wasn’t he therefore exploiting her? Was he abusing her on an ongoing basis? Since the dog was a pit bull it doesn’t seem plausible that the dog was “forced” to have sex. So did the dog rape the woman? The US Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 91% of rape victims are females. Yep, she was female. Was this a date rape? Date rape is also called a drug-facilitated sexual assault or acquaintance rape. She may have been on drugs and seemed to know her perpetrator. Dog people say that dogs should be allowed to bark because this is how they communicate. If the dog didn’t want to participate couldn’t he have “Just Barked NO!”? If the dog is found guilty will it have to serve time, do community service or register as a sex offender especially since the woman was disabled? I wonder if the dog loves her unconditionally or was he just using her for sex.