Why are the puppies in my previous post so popular? Well, they're cute, cuddly and adorable. Who doesn't love cute, cuddly and adorable? But, there has to be more to it, don't you think?
So.... why? Why spend time watching a bunch of puppies on the Internet? You wanna know why? I'll tell you why. Because the national anxiety level is so high that a whole hell of a lot of people want to curl up, rock back and forth, and moan "we're screwed, we're so screwed, OH MY GOD WE ARE SO FUCKING SCREWED!"
Fortunately, watching those cute little puppies frolic and play provides sweet, soothing relief from that bitter, pervasive angst. Plus, if a co-worker or spouse walks into the room, it's a lot easier to say "Oooooh, look at the puppies!" than it is to explain why you're under your desk with an econo-size bottle of Jack Daniels. (Trust me on this one.)
As I'm typing this, more than 20,000 people are watching six puppies TAKE A NAP, for Pete's sake! My guess is that about 95% of them are folks who are trying to somehow escape from the idea that on Jan. 20 our country will be "ruled" by Socialists. ("Ruled" being their word, not mine.... Seriously, one of Dear Leader's minions said on Meet the Press that Obama is ready to rule on Day One... not lead, not govern -- RULE.)
Ugh. I'm starting to get depressed just thinking about it. How will Republicans get the Senate back? What will the new administration do to obstruct our freedoms? How will we be able to .......... Oh, look! The one with the yellow collar is playing with a giant stuffed carrot.... and the one with the purple collar won't let any of the others sleep... LA LA LA LA LA.... everything will be ok... everything will be ok...
See? It works! Puppy therapy works! (And that bottle of Jack helps, too....)
© Jana Ogletree 2008