Sunday, January 24th, 2010


Filed under: Amy,consuming,dogs,vet — alison @ 15:37

The other night a former veterinary technician described to me all the silliness people subject their animals to. Apparently they had clients bring in dogs with hairpieces.

Immediately my feverish little mind set itself to inventing a context for this to make sense, and succeeded. I pointed out that the usual way of making dogs look human is through breeding for brachycephaly (round foreheads and bulgy eyes), squashed faces and floppy ears that look like long human hair. Putting a hairpiece on your dog has a similar effect, but at least the hairpiece doesn’t obstruct breathing or cause ear infections.

“Yes,” said my companion. “Or make their eyes fall out when you whack them on the head!” Apparently boston terriers have very shallow orbits, and being very active are always getting whacked on the head. And then their eyes fall out. She says it’s very gross.

See also: kitty wigs.


  1. I, hmmm… have no trouble at all believing it’s gross. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    Comment by vieux bandit — Monday, January 25th, 2010 @ 12:51

  2. Are you talking about corneal ulcers?

    Comment by Alston Adams — Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 @ 02:57

  3. Nope, I mean proptosis.

    Gross picture.

    Comment by alison — Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 @ 03:31

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