Dogs are great. And I know The Rhetori-canine made a big difference in my life when I was in law school. But keeping a dog on campus to help de-stress 1L’s smells of animal cruelty. Plus, what if it eats your homework?
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File under ‘Research We Probably Don’t Need’, but cool to watch nonetheless…
Slideshow: Kanellos, the Greek Protest dog.
To be fair, a stray dog probably makes a greater effort – proportionally speaking – to provide for itself than the average welfare state public employee (once you factor the outrageously generous pensions, salaries, early retirement, and healthcare benefits).
I wouldn’t be surprised if our political class preferred to see private sector-employed Americans be more like dogs: dependent and duty-bound to be loyal at all times. But serfdom will always make a better analogy, since most dog breeds don’t support their masters with the sweat of their brow…
The Rhetori-canine doesn’t wear any garment other than his collar, although Dr. Fiancee keeps suggesting I dress him like Emperor Palpatine for Halloween. It’d be easy. All it takes is a black cowl. But he’s too cute a dog to make a believeable Star Wars villain.
UPDATE: I guess The Rhetori-canine would make a better Yoda.