They Don’t Normally Do This




This morning.

Aleesha Tully writes:

Not sure if you guys have seen this, Dogs Trust Ireland have a campaign today called #canaldogs, 51 dogs along the [Grand] canal this morning representing a day of dog surrenders after Christmas, each with their own reason for being abandoned or made homeless.


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41 thoughts on “They Don’t Normally Do This

        1. All the good ones fly south for winter

          Unlike the golden globe of humanitarianism that you just burped up. Hitler!

  1. Grouse

    Still kind of gobsmacked that there are people out there getting dogs for Christmas. I figured the idea that it was gross and irresponsible had reached 100% cultural saturation at this stage.

    I have never, in my entire life, personally known or heard second-hand of anyone getting a dog for Christmas.

    1. rabjet

      My siblings and I got a dog for our parents who had been bereaved for a long time. The dog (given for christmas 2 years ago) is a wonderful, loved pet and part of the household. Huge amounts of thought and consideration were given (due to the proliferation of the cultural saturation you mentioned), but it doesn’t mean that there are no good Christmas dog stories around. Just far too many unfortunate ones for comfort…I will be making a donation to dogs trust before Christmas to support their good work.

        1. All the good ones fly south for winter

          You’re hoping that this dog will be of the immortal kind so? It won’t, ergo more bereavement – Hitler!

          1. rabjet

            Yeah – in giving a pet a wonderful, full life with both love and happiness, I am in fact, comparable to one of the greatest genocidal dictators of the 20th century. I feel so ashamed…thank you. You have shown me the error of my ways.

  2. everybody

    Is Ireland the only country in Europe where people just let their little Loneliness Mascots pee and poo all over urban area’s where people have to live and work?

    1. All the good ones fly south for winter

      In Belgium it’s considered lucky around christmas time to let the children roll about in what they call sh!tty jimmy’s lost fingers.

        1. ahjayzis

          Errrr, I think Ireland needs to be very careful about when it starts accusing other countries of having problems of the kiddy-fiddling variety…

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    So along with all the sh*t they drop around the place, we have to look at cardboard cut-outs as well? They’re pests – stop them from breeding and cull the excess. It works for the deer population.

    1. Mani

      It’s the owners who are pests, moron. Unless you genuinely think dogs possess sufficient capacity for malice of forethought when it comes to public defecation.

      1. Quisling

        Some of them do, Mani! I used to have one who used domestic defecation to punish me for perceived wrongs, like bathtime.

      2. 3stella

        True Mani, I was having a lunch on the canal bank during our fine summer past, when a owner let his beast have a mega “Hounds of the Basketville sh*t” a mere three feet away and then tried to walk away without cleaning his dog’s monumental steaming pile.

  4. Quisling

    If you take the view that living with a dog is basically like living with a small child (except the dog never grows up and moves out), then you’ll have an idea of the commitment involved. A dog IS for life, and I can’t believe people haven’t got this message yet. Clever campaign by Dogs Trust.

  5. Frilly Anne Keane Water Molester

    Who can’t afford t’feed a dog ffs.
    Ah’ da baba
    Would ya look at ‘im
    Da’ dotie doggie bowwow

    Line the owners up along the canal the next time

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