March 7, 2004
UPDATE: The results of our poll to date show 10,652 pro doggie
cathouses, 312 against. Read on to learn more and make your
Van Nuys, CA, March 5, 2004: In scanning the most recent issue of the periodical "Utne,"
we came upon an article that shocked our pussycats right out of
their boots. It seems a Berlin gentleman named Karl Friedrich Lentze has
had a dream -- to build a cathouse for pooches. Really. A place
where randy canines can go right to the dogs.
However, the possibly
un-hip cats on the Berlin City Council have slashed his idea to
ribbons, ruling that sexual activity among dogs is for procreation
anything else, they purrsisted, would just be making the overpopulation problem worse.
This speaks right to
our topic of yesterday's editorial -- who says sex needs to be
restricted to procreational purposes? And if the facilities
are for pups of the same sexual persuasion, isn't the
non-proliferation of doggies argument one that should be relegated
to the pooper scooper?
We'd like to find out
how you, our readers, feel. As a guide to your thinking on this
issue, you might want to read a story demonstrating the downside of
the cathouse phenom. Click the
button below and scroll down to a story entitled, "The Candidate,"
by Earl Boretz. You can come right back here by hitting your
browser's back button, or the New! Daily FUPPPS button on the right
of the stories you'll find:
viewpoint -- and we are looking for some comments to post on the
upside -- we urge you to take the bit in your teeth and send us your
thoughts. Just use the form at the bottom of this page. We'll be
reporting results and taking them straight to Washington!
FUPPPS Editorial Board