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March 24, 2014

What If My Dog Is Gay

Is Your Dog Or Cat Gay? 

Do you know?

I did a post a few weeks ago about the haters. Much to my surprise it did not solve the world’s problems. So I started thinking about these issues again.

What issues? You ask.

Prejudice against people of color, against different religions, and against people of a different sexual persuasion. The more I thought about it, the more confused I became. Let’s take color as an example.

Whites don’t actually hate the color black. I know because I see lots of whites wearing black clothes and driving black cars. And the lack of hate isn’t reserved for inanimate objects either. Whites have no problem owning black dogs. Black people don’t mind owning brown dogs. And plenty of brown people own gray or white dogs. In fact, the color of a dog or cat or any animal doesn’t ever seem to come into play. People love their animals no matter what color they are.

So why does it matter with people? 

I don’t have the answer to that.

And let’s take a look at religion. I’ve seen people who were friends with someone right up until the time they discovered which religion the friend practiced. But we’re safe with animals because we have no way of knowing their beliefs. I know that most of you will scoff and think, animals don’t have religious beliefs, but I might argue that point. I’m quite certain our horse follows the teachings of Buddha. I do not, however, hold it against him. 

That brings us to the big one—sexual preference. Men, in particular, seem to have a difficult time accepting another male who is gay. I have read articles where parents worried themselves to death wondering ‘what if my child is gay?’ But do they ever wonder, ‘what if my dog is gay?’ In light of that I have to pose the question…

Wild pigs on sanctuaryWhat If My Dog Is Gay?

This might be a ridiculous question, but imagine for a minute it isn’t. We have enough animals on our sanctuary for long-term observation, and I can say with a fair degree of certainty that I think a few of our animals have different persuasions than others. But don’t take my word for it, look at the picture of Angel and Morgan. I also have strong reason to believe that Mollie, our boxer mix, is gay. She hasn’t come out yet, but I have my suspicions.

What should I do about it?

Our Boxer mix, Mollie

Night of Destruction

  • Should I hate her?
  • Should I turn her out and not let her sleep with the other dogs?
  • Should I stop petting her?

Or…

  • Should I continue loving her because she’s so sweet and kind?
  • Should I admire her because she is such a good dog?
  • Should I reward her because she never does anything wrong? (I have stretched the truth on this one.)

What Do You Think?

Mollie a dog on our sanctuary

Because You Left Me Alone

I’d like to know.

On second thought, forget about it. I’ve made up my mind. I’ve decided to love her. She’s a damn good girl.

ciao, and thanks for stopping by,

Giacomo

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Giacomo Giammatteo is the author of gritty crime dramas about murder, mystery, and family. And he also writes non-fiction books including the No Mistakes Careers series.

He lives in Texas where he and his wife have an animal sanctuary with 45 loving “friends.”

 

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