I want to know - where are the bitches that a little girl-pup like myself can look up to?
|I beseech you. Seriously... what gives??|
The other day, Momma saw a fun post about Pup Culture over on the I Still Want More Puppies blog. The post was a "debate" trying to figure out who the best TV dog is. Well, Momma read me some of the dogs on the list, and it reminded me of when me, Momma and Kona answered some interview questions a while back about what celebrity we all wanted to kiss. Kona named Lassie - cuz that's practically the only girl celebrity dog out there! (And even Lassie's not all girl... keep reading.)
What's a bitch supposed to do for a role model? Did you ever notice this before - the preponderance of pups with penises in pupular culture??
Here's a list of fairly famous pups I came up with - just off the top of my head. (And a little help from Wikipedia...)
In the cartoon/muppet/clay realm, we've got:
* Blue (Blue's Clues)
* Brian (Family Guy)
* Earl (Mutts)
* Fred Bassett
* Grimm (Mother Goose & Grimm)
* Idefix (from the French "Asterix" comic books - had to throw this one in for Daddy! Hi Daddy!)
* Odie (Garfield)
* Rowfl (The Muppets)
* Sandy^ (Little Orphan Annie)
* Santa’s Little Helper (The Simpsons)
* Satchel (Get Fuzzy)
* Snowy^ (or Milou in the French version - again for Daddy! - in The Adventures of Tintin)
* Zero (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
^I know it sounds like Sandy or Snowy could be girl dogs, but I looked it up. They're both boys.
As for actual living, panting, shedding dogs, there's:
* Bruiser (Legally Blonde)
* Champion (the 3-legged dog on Parks & Rec)
* Eddie (Frasier)
* Hooch (Turner &...)
* Murray (Mad About You)
* Petey (Our Gang)
* Porthos (Star Trek)
* Rin Tin Tin
* Stinky and Nunzio (Dharma & Greg)
* Tiger (The Brady Bunch)
* Vincent (Lost)
Even the dogs in advertising seem to all be boys!
|Nipper - HIS mater's voice|
|Chopper, the Traveler's Ins. dog|
You're probably thinking, "Well, there's Lassie." But Lassie was always played by a male dog! According to Wikipedia, male dogs were used "because male collies retain a thicker summer coat than females, which 'looks better on television.' Also, the male is larger and a child actor can play opposite the dog for longer before outgrowing him."
What a bunch of HOOEY! What about a male dog's willy?? No one wants to see that on TV! (Do they??) Girls have no willies. Hire a girl dog, you Hollywood producer people! Seriously!!
Maybe those Hollywood types are starting to get the no-furry-willies-on-TV message. After all, right now there's Isis on Downtown
Even my own MOTHER included a boy dog, Kona, in her novel, What the Dog Ate. Et tu, Momma? Et tu?
[Momma says in her defense that Kona's character was kinda that of a big knucklehead, so he had to be a boy. I think she is trying to get on my good side... She also says that the main doggy in her upcoming book is a girl. Well, it's about time! And her next book after that also has a girl dog. Okay Momma. I forgive you.]
Alright you authors, illustrators, and Hollywood types - you are on notice. Us girl pups want to see more characters we can relate to on TV and in the movies and in the funny pages!! We demand equal rights! Hire girl dogs! We're just as cute, smart and talented - and we don't pee on everything and Hump Day will always just mean Wednesday!
I hope my other girl dog friends are with me on this! Grrrrl Power.