NO! IT'S NOT FUNNY!
This is bad taste, this is lack of respect, this is poor humour. Bunk and bogus stuff. I wonder why Amnesty International doesn't do anything about it.
Last week I was in Hollywood and I had the opportunity to interview Rintintin (one of his nephews, to be honest). He was in a hurry so I didn't have much time for a serious interview, with tea and biscuits I mean. So, to cut a long story short, I asked Rintintin III his opinion about dogs' catwalks. He looked at me withour saying a word, then he looked at a yellow rubber ball on the floor. His trainer, a big guy in his late thirties, wearing black jeans and a stained MGM tshirt, pointed at the yellow ball and told me to pick it up. I didn't understand. "He wants you to throw him the ball," he said without even smiling. I did it not so much because I felt intimidated by the big guy, I just didn't want to disappoint Rintintin III. So I picked the ball up and threw it as far as possibile, Rintintin III jumped forward, running over a carpet that coiled under his paws as you see in the cartoons, than zommed like a rocket after the yellow ball.
"Over", said the big guy.
"I beg your pardon?" I asked.
" The interview is over," said the big guy.
Rintintin III was pushing the ball with his nose as if saying: come on, show me what you can do and only then I cam to realize he was not as smart as his grandfather. I left the studios and took a plane from LAX, just in time to go home and cover this story.
My point, and I believe I'm talking on behalf of Rintintin III and any other dog, smart or dumb it doesn't matter, on this planet. is that our best friends will remain friends only if we start showing some respect for them. And if they drop something on the curb, please take out your plastic glove and clean after them. Even if they dress like a little princess, in fact, they don't know how to wipe their ass yet.