Pic of the Day: Feb. 20, 2013 (Special ‘Equal Time for Pugs Who Can’t Sing the Theme from “Batman”‘ Edition)

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My buddy Louise, about three years ago.

The Proposed Batman Sequel That Drove Michael Keaton Away

Pic of the Day: Dec. 18, 2012 (Special ‘Double Pug Mug Shot’ Edition)

Lily and Louise – snoozing together about a year ago.

You’d Think That Someone THAT Into Drugs Would Have Some Recollection of the ‘Labrador’ Scene from “Up in Smoke”

But, apparently not.

Police have charged the owner of a pitbull with animal cruelty, after his pet was found dead, sliced open, and discarded over an embankment at the end of Sadler Extension Tuesday afternoon.

John “Jack” Dugan, the 26-year-old dog-owner and Prospect Street resident, was arrested Wednesday about 1:23 p.m., with his bail posted at $25,000.

According to police, the dog — whose body was discovered by another dog owner walking her own dog in the area — was completely  disembowled….

Police said that Dugan’s pitbill Xena had apparently swallowed unpackaged heroin that Dugan said he had left on a counter in his home, as well as a sealed bag of the narcotic. Officers believe that Dugan cut the pitbull open in order to retrieve the sealed bag of heroin, according to the police report.

Or, maybe there actually was an excuse to not wait for the ‘Labrador’ method to work:

According to the police report, Dugan confirmed officers’ suspicion that the dog had overdosed on heroin and died after eating the narcotic. But Dugan’s excuse for slicing the dog was different. Dugan told police that after the dog died, she began to bloat with gas, so he cut the pitbull open in order to make her body easier to dispose of by releasing the gases, according to the report.

An animal hospital doctor told police, however, that bloating would have been unlikely, and called Dugan’s explanation of cutting the dog open to relieve bloating a “blatant lie.”

As worthy as the guy is of criminal charges for allowing a dog to get hold of something that would even kill a human if ingested in that quantity (please note that I am not acknowledging that any governmental entity has any constitutional right to prohibit any drug), I do think that the burden should be on the prosecution to prove that ingestion of that much herion by that small of an animal would not result in that sort of bloating.  I’m not a vet; I don’t know – but  I suspect that none of those cops or prosecutors are vets either (though I suspect one or more have a willingness to not let facts get in the way of a good salacious prosecution.)  Hell, one of our dogs managed to get into a bag of Hershey’s Kisses a few years ago and I was afraid that that was going to kill her – and yet the only thing that resulted was a few days of finding poop around trhe house and yard with bits of Xmas-themed foil in them; Lily, however…


despite looking dead to the world in this photo, is still going strong.

Pic of the Day: Dec. 1, 2012 (‘Recycled Snow for the Climate-Changed Earth that Republicans Deny’ Edition)

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My buddy Louise – and Lily straggling behind – in the front yard on Dec. 28, 2007.

No snow in Illinois yet in 2012.

I’m just sayin’……………….

Pic of the Day: Nov. 16, 2012 (Its Been a Whole Day Since I Posted a Pic of My Buddy Louise Edition)

Lazy Friday.

Pic of the Day: Nov. 11, 2012 (Bonus Late-Night Edition)


…what the world needs now, is pug, sweet pug.

Or something like that (and, if not, my buddy Louise will tell me so.)