Former French president Jacques Chirac was rushed to hospital after being
mauled by his own 'clinically depressed' pet dog.
The 76-year-old statesman
was savaged by his white Maltese dog - which suffers from frenzied fits and is
being treated with anti-depressants.
The animal, named Sumo, had become
increasingly violent over the past years and was prone to making 'vicious,
unprovoked attacks', Chirac's wife Bernadette said.
My family are always talking about getting a poodle. I hate them. My grandparents had miniature poodles and they were a pain in the neck to look after and look silly. I would be the one who would have to take it for walks and I will not do that. It would make me even more depressed.
I wonder how they evaluate depression in dogs? Recently I was listening to a radio programme about all the humanising of dogs and the development of specialty services for dogs including socialisation coaches, dog psychiatrists, dog hypnotists, dog nutritionists, dog manicurists and the like. Don't get me started on dogs going to bed with owners. Enough. They are dogs and should be allowed to be so.
During our holiday here in Canberra I was forced to endure Hotel for Dogs with the kids. Very annoying movie.
All this is depressing as I hear more and more requests from the kids for another dog. Don't they know how much work they are?
So thanks Sumo for lighting up my day. Can't say I blame you living with that Pompous Arrogant Frog and I am keeping this article for future defence against eager requests for poodles.