Face of the day


It’s a dog’s life … Spot at home with his former fiancee Rachel. Photograph: Richard Ansett/Channel 4

Today’s face of the day is proof that our society really has gone to the dogs. The social engineers who have told us that by identifying as the opposite sex we become that sex, have opened the door to every other kind of mental disorder.If we say, yes you are a woman to a man who identifies as a woman we cannot say no to a man who says he identifies as a dog, or a woman who identifies as a cat, or a man who says he identifies as a six year old girl.

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.

Seriously? Many of us pretend to be animals?

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”.

In the documentary, we see Tom, AKA Spot, take part in the Mr Puppy Europe competition in Antwerp, a mix of beauty pageant, talent show and Crufts; David, AKA Bootbrush, talk to camera in a leather dog mask; two pups walk through London pretending to wee on lampposts to raise awareness of their identity; and lots of men jumping up for “treats”, barking and wagging their mechanical tails.

When I speak to Tom, he is keen to point out that puppy play is about more than just outfits and surface-level power games: it’s about being given licence to behave in a way that feels natural, even primal. “You’re not worrying about money, or food, or work,” says Tom, who works as an engineer in a theatre. “It’s just the chance to enjoy each other’s company on a very simple level.”

This may explain the man who claims to identify as a six year old child. What he really is after is a life devoid of adult responsibilities. This is not really about identity, it is about getting to behave in a way that makes a person feel good. How many transgenders after the operation find that losing their penis or breasts does not make their life better? It is possible that their perception is that the other gender has it better in some way and that they think that by becoming that gender their life will be better.

I think it is tragic that as a politically correct society we feed people’s delusions. If a person wants to ‘pretend’ in the comfort of their own home to feel happy or for a sexual thrill then go for it. To take their delusion out in public and expect us to say that yes, they are what they are clearly not, is a bridge too far.


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  • Usaywot

    Where will all this madness end? I fear for the world my grand children will grow up in now that insanity is seen as normal.

    • Cadwallader

      It is a shame that Little Angry doesn’t self identify as John Key.

  • Nige.

    Ok… so if one of these “dogs” commits a crime that would ordinarily see the animal put down. ….what then?

    • Sailor Sam

      There is another practice that came to mind when I saw this post.

  • Dan

    I assume she has that “dog” registered? And if I were her, in order to stop the “dog” roaming the neighbourhood looking for other “dogs” on heat, I recommend neutering. The upside is that you get a quieter “dog” too.

  • Brian Smaller

    I bet he wont be too happy when it is neutering time.

    • JohnO

      Worming and then off to the public dogwash (alongside the car wash).
      He would probably say WE are being excessive.

    • Roland

      Reminds me of this classic…

  • Quinton Hogg

    Her face says it all.

  • Genevieve

    Just wondering, if this dog was to visit a Target store, which bathroom would he use? Maybe they make an exception for men/dogs and allow them to lift their leg and pee in the aisles.

    • InnerCityDweller

      At least no need to build yet another toilet, just use the lawn – as long as your “handler” picks up after you…

  • KGB

    We live in a world where it is considered okay to turn yourself into a lizard or cat through body piercings and tattoos.
    Insane people add whiskers, horns, scales, file teeth, create holes…
    We tolerate, and even glorify the Bruce/Catlin’s.
    Our ‘tolerance’ enables those to exist in their insane world. The problem with this new tolerance is we, as a society fund the madness.
    Bruce is well able to fund his new lifestyle. Problem is, our acceptance allows others demand we fund their gender modifications.
    Our tolerance of man/lizards lead to a lifetime of welfare support. They are not only socially unacceptable, they are unemployable.
    It should be illegal to have facial tattoos. But that would offend those who insist it’s a ‘cultural’ right. What does culture have to do with Moko’s mothers Spanish scribbling?
    If we are to tolerate those who seek to identify as dogs, make them pay for their own tyres to pee on.

  • iera

    I have very severe pain, seemingly in a knee, but two days of urgent hospital tests reveal, in an MRI, that there in no cartilage in the hip joint that side – bone rubbing on bone – but no pain there, with it all being referred to the knee.
    If something as simple as pain can be this indirect, I would like to think a little longer about things before rearranging my body if I felt I identified a bit more strongly with the sex opposite to what I actually am.

  • intelligentes candida diva

    Rachel does not look happy, my guess feels betrayed.

    I think these people need to get a grip and stop it

    Saw this video this week and some times in life there is too much
    analysing needing to fix it
    change it but
    what about exerting self discipline & simply
    STOP IT!!!

  • rexabus

    The only place for these sort of antics is behind locked bedroom doors between consenting adults

  • Catriona

    What a crazy world we live in is all I can say. Woof! Woof!

  • Steely Man

    Thais his former fiance. I wonder if she has given permission to have her picture all over the internet?

    • spanishbride

      She took part in a documentary about it so I would assume the answer is yes.

  • Melissa

    They’re barking mad! Can just imagine my husband jumping up and down with his tongue hanging out begging for treats-Not!

  • Bryan

    so does she put on a cat suit and then he chasers her around the house barking mad

  • Huia

    If he gets sick can she have him put down by a vet?
    The slightest sneeze would do it for me….he would be history, maybe if I saw him on the driveway and could run him over, I could pretend he ran out in front of me barking and chasing the car and got too close to the tyres.
    Human race has gone to the dogs hasn’t it?
    We cant all be barking mad can we?