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December 16, 2009


To the editor:

In the Religious Directory (Journal-World, Dec. 12), sandwiched between the heading (“I Will Give You Rest”) and a thoughtful message based on Christ’s message in Matthew 11:28 was a photo of two Chihuahuas dressed in hooded winter coats. I can only think someone slipped a bit too much Christmas cheer into their coffee before posting such an inappropriate graphic on a spiritually inspirational page.

In recent months, the Journal-World has published several articles on the fact that the worldwide hunger total for children has reached 1 billion. And within the past month you also published a story on how there is a glut of Chihuahuas in California animal shelters because people (emulating celebrities) bought the dogs as accessories, but soon tired of them.

Spiritually speaking, a blurb inviting folks to “worship ... at God’s house” illustrated by pampered canines says a whole lot more about the spiritual condition of America than perhaps we can bear to admit. Treating dogs as surrogate children while a billion actual children go hungry is indeed a cry for help — but whose?

I hope and pray Journal-World will acquire a better sense of propriety when illustrating the Religious Directory in the future; the pups were a bit too wildly indicative of a morally bankrupt nation, merrily accessorizing our way to perdition.


Weezy_Jefferson 8 years, 3 months ago

"Four legs good, two legs bad."

---George Orwell's "Animal Farm"

BrianR 8 years, 3 months ago

I had no idea that Chihuahuas were minions of Satan. Maybe go with a fluffy bunny next time.

anon1958 8 years, 3 months ago

BrianR (Anonymous) says…

I had no idea that Chihuahuas were minions of Satan. Maybe go with a fluffy bunny next time.

Awesome. Going to get one for the kids for the celebration of Jesus' birthday.

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 3 months ago

chihauhaus are by far my favorite breed but i have to thank you, marion, for posting those scriptures because they were needed (wow.... is this real? i'm thanking marion?! woah! must be that time of year... jesus is the reason for the season!).

i agree w/ most of the posters in this thread though because i am an animal lover. i am also a parent and i can understand the concern about people not taking the issue of starving children lightly but being more concerned w/ a dog's welfare. i say we should care for all of them. kids, dogs, cats, horses, wombats, chia pets-- er, well maybenot chia pets but still-- like marion said, if god can take care of animals why not you? (wow... i'm giving marion props AGAIN in the same thread! weird!...)

Mel Briscoe 8 years, 3 months ago

  • sorry, upon reading my last post i meant to say that they are by far NOT my favorite breed. i prefer medium to large breed dogs.

labmonkey 8 years, 3 months ago

Glut of Chihuahuas....hungry children? Is anyone here missing an obvious solution? I bet they make awesome sesame chicken.

BigPrune 8 years, 3 months ago

labmonkey has the best post so far. I wonder if our library has any good Korean recipe books?

Kirk Larson 8 years, 3 months ago

Ok, I hate to bring this up, but we can solve two problems here.

The Mayans and Aztecs used to eat chihuahuas...

Paul Decelles 8 years, 3 months ago


I bet House De Vil would be interested in these handbags....maybe cross breed Dalmatians with Chihuahuas to get little spotted doggies. What stunning handbags they would make!

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