Skip to comments.Fake testicles and facials, new ways of pet pampering (no, this is not from the Onion)
Posted on 05/20/2012 4:11:28 AM PDT by markomalley
People and their pets often end up resembling each other, but image-obsessed Americans are taking that age-old relationship a step further, treating their four-legged friends to everything from spa facials to testicle implants.
In a nation of surgically enhanced human breasts, teeth and skin, perhaps it was just a matter of time before the beauty stakes were raised for pooches and cats.
One end of the spectrum features dogs like Hops, a Maltese terrier who recently was given a blueberry facial, followed by a blow dry, and tooth brushing with chicken-flavored paste, at Manhattan's Downtown Doghouse spa.
Groomer Ani Corless described this as the new normal for lapdogs.
"These are man-made breeds and they require maintenance," she said.
Mid-facial, Hops ejected a tiny puddle of vomit, but otherwise did seem to enjoy the attention.
More extreme -- and painful -- makeovers are also gaining ground.
New York Republican lawmaker Nicole Malliotakis says animals are subjected to tattoos, earrings, nose rings, chin rings, tummy tucks, even facelifts.
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Where I grew up, that's called putting garnish on your food.
Just another sign that America is slowly becoming a sick demented retarded version of it’s once great people....
A weird place where we murder children by the thousand per day yet treat our dogs as extensions of ourselves....
I'm thinking about getting my wife a pet college cheerleader.
My petz all say “Meh” to this nonsense.
Nudicles for canines!! Cool rock band name..
We have a neutered male cat who thinks he’s still got ‘em.
a very weird ping
That makes a lot of sense...
Your pets are somewhat sane and sensible.
A male dog will be "sent down" i.e. disqualified from the conformation ring if he is a monorchid (having one undescended testicle). Nobody bothers with the cryptorchids (both undescended) because they can't breed - the temperature in the body is too high for sperm production. But an otherwise champion-quality dog with one undescended testicle is a standing temptation to an unscrupulous breeder.
This was demonstrated a couple years ago in a major show when the judge did the usual testicle check and got a funny look on her face -- the dog had THREE testicles. The real one had chosen that moment to descend. IIRC, the dog and the owner were barred from the ring for life.
Yah, unlike my sons.
I tried very hard to not go there....;o]
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