A Dog’s Breakfast of Genders and Species

Forget gender categories. Last month we reported on the human being who is transitioning into a dragon, along with the prescient perception of Harry Jaffa thirty years ago that “Whether you want to belong to the human race is now a matter of personal preference.”

More evidence of this comes today from The Guardian:

The men who live as dogs: ‘We’re just the same as any person on the high street’

It’s easy to laugh at a grown man in a rubber dog suit chewing on a squeaky toy. Maybe too easy, in fact, because to laugh is to dismiss it, denigrate it – ignore the fact that many of us have found comfort and joy in pretending to be animals at some point in our lives.

Secret Life of the Human Pups is a sympathetic look at the world of pup play, a movement that grew out of the BDSM community and has exploded in the last 15 years as the internet made it easier to reach out to likeminded people. While the pup community is a broad church, human pups tend to be male, gay, have an interest in dressing in leather, wear dog-like hoods, enjoy tactile interactions like stomach rubbing or ear tickling, play with toys, eat out of bowls and are often in a relationship with their human “handlers”.

The pictures are the best part:

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She looks so thrilled.

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Too bad I’m not in the UK tonight to watch the documentary, “Secret Life of Human Pups” on Channel 4. I’d love to see a human canine explain this:

Whether we see it as a kink, an identity, a reaction to an early experience, a form of escapism or a fetish, the main thing, says Tom, is that we see it at all; that we know it’s there and accept it. “It feels like you can be gay, straight, bisexual, trans and be accepted,” he says. “All I want is for the pup community to be accepted in the same way. We’re not trying to cause grief to the public, or cause grief to relationships. We’re just the same as any other person on the high street.”

But wait—there’s more!

Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body – she hisses at dogs, hates water and claims she can even see better at night

We probably all feel a bit like a sleepy housecat when we have to get up for work in the morning.

This Norwegian woman has taken that feeling to the next level. Nano claims she realised she was a cat when she was 16 years old, and has adopted feline mannerisms since.

The 20-year-old has opened up about her life as a puss, describing how she has a superior sense of hearing and sight which allows her to hunt mice in the dark.

Sorry, but I just don’t think this is a promising way to get cast as Catwoman in the inevitable Batman reboot. (How many Batman reboots are we up to now anyway?) There’s even a YouTube video if you’re a glutton. I’ll just leave it with her pic:

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As I said earlier today, “Naturam expelles furca, tamen usque recurret. You can expel nature with a pitchfork, yet she will hurry back.

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