Ok, this is going to be a bit of a rant. I saw two stories on the news last night (I know, I know I should stop watching if it aggravates me but I’m an information junkie. Blame 9/11). First the puppies. There was a story about this pit bull puppy that was rescued by this group and given to this nice family. The reason the puppy was rescued was because its previous owner, or “torturer” had given the puppy two vicoden and then cut off its ears. WTF. The fact that there are people like this in the world amazes me in the worst kind of way. This sweet little puppy was mutilated and for what? The “torturer” should have his own ears cut off. That and a few other body parts.
So then there was the hot dog story. The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics in case you were wondering) is recommending that the SHAPE OF A HOT DOG be changed to prevent choking hazards. Are you friggin’ kidding me????? Here’s a thought – parents can CUT the hot dog into small enough pieces so their child won’t choke on it. Supervise kids while they are eating and take a child CPR class that teaches you how to sweep the mouth and/or do the Heimlich if necessary so that we don’t have to reshape hot dogs for those lazy ass parents who can’t figure that out. Good Lord.