I know a lot of you in the U.S. are a bit stressed out about the election, but I Gabby, the dog, am not stressed.
Can I tell you why I am not stressed?
It isn’t about Carrie hugs, though those always help.
I am not stressed because DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE IN THIS COUNTRY!
Yes. It is stunning, but true.
I personally think that all dogs SHOULD be allowed to vote because we are great judges of character.
We can tell if a politician is lying by his or her smell.
If he/she/they are lying, then they smell like canola oil.
We can tell if a politician has been doing naughty things by his or her smell.
We can tell if a politician has cancer just by his or her smell. Seriously. We can.
I personally can identify all people as threats or non-threats JUST BY HOW THEY SMELL!
Note: If he smells like graveyards and old eggs and lilacs, which equals SUPER HUGE THREAT. DO NOT EVER VOTE FOR HIM. Go figure. They might look nice enough, but it’s really about the smell.
Still, despite my super ability to discern character, I do not get to vote. Sigh.
But you do! I urge you to vote and elect leaders who understand the importance of smell and the importance of dogs. It’s important. It’s not an issue they talk about a lot, but IT SHOULD BE!
And don’t give up even if your candidates do not/did not win this go round.
Dogs never give up.
We dogs do not get to vote about the economy or health care. We do not get to vote about wars or climate change or human rights. We do not get to vote about bank bail-outs. And all of these things affect us dogs, just like they affect you. I can’t tell you how many dogs I know who have had to go from Iams to Shaw’s generic brand dog food because of the economy or how many dogs have watched their owners suffer because they couldn’t afford health care. Please, do not make me tell you about the dogs who have sadly wasted away on their porches because their owners have gone to war.
It isn’t fair.
And, finally, you should always vote even if you don’t like the choices for president or for senator or for judge of probate. You should vote because people fought for you to vote. People died to protect your right to vote. You should vote because it is still a struggle for some people to vote. You should vote because you are lucky enough to have the legal right to vote, to make a choice.
You should vote so that you have a voice, a bark, a howl.
And you should also send dog treats. Just saying.
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