Please feed dog

April 24, 2006 at 12:02 am (Uncategorized)

Vegas (109) copy1.jpgAvert your eyes if depictions of grim death disturb you. Look away if images of loneliness, pain and despair offend your delicate sensibilities. The following is the paradigmatic face of suffering.Or maybe it's a perverse hoax. I really can't tell you. I can affirm that the dog shown here is as dead as anything I have seen. I can vow that the sign next to him is completely genuine and that the photos are untouched. Beyond that, you're on your own.

We came upon the dog while driving out of the expanse of Area 51 in the Nevada desert. It lay beneath a stop sign just before the highway leading away from the compound. The corpse was lashed to the signpost with a coil of wire. Tufts of fur clung to the bleached bones and the dead beast smiled that rictus smile of death.

The circumstances in display the photos tell an unsettling story. A small, domestic animal bound to a pole on a very short leash, left alone under baking, desert sun and exposed to frigid desert nights. How long the animal could have survived like that is anybody's guess. You can only trust that it was a miserable, painful and horrifying crawl to the end. You can almost hear the agonized beast's frantic whimpers floating across the desert.
Or maybe the pooch was hit by a car on Route 375 and left beside the road. Some yucksters may have discovered the corpse weeks later while taking a leak during a drunken ride through the desert. This wits could have created the sign with a magic marker and assembled the grim scene in seconds. You can see this group wetting their pants in merriment as they envision the horror on faces of tourists.

Too close to call, I'd say. I'll leave it up to you. The PLEASE FEED DOG spectacle of March, 2005. Authentic horror? Or grisly stunt?



  1. LaFlamme said,

    Sorry about the repost for those who have seen this. I was asked about it earlier and figured the easiest way to show someone was to do it here. I have news about this dog, by the way: he’s still dead.

  2. Martha said,

    Poor thing. Why are some people so cruel? Whoever did this should have the same thing done to them. I think that would be a fitting end for them. It infuriates me when people mistreat animals, especially when you know the animal probably loved the perp unconditionally. Peaple like that are more beasts than the poor animal is.

  3. LaFlamme said,

    Ahhh. I guess you weren’t around when we first discussed the “Please Feed Dog” scandal, huh?

  4. Martha said,

    Nope.. I’m afraid not.. I’m a slightly more recent convert.

    • Ice said,

      Me and this article, sitting in a tree, L-IN-AR—E-N-G!

  5. Mainetarr said,

    I still think the dog was dead before he was put in that position and someone is hiding nearby watching people “find” the dog and recoil in horror. Kinda like when a drunk buddy passes out and you cover them in makeup- lipstick, nails painted, blush, eyeshadow, etc…they are already down, why not continue it for the “shock” value when others see it. If that dog wasn’t already dead, whoever did that should be.

  6. Martha said,

    Regardless of the condition of the animal when placed there, it is no excuse for it to be there. Even an animal deserves a decent burial, maybe more than some “humans.”

  7. LaFlamme said,

    We were evenly split on this the first time we addressed it. Half thought the dog display was a nasty joke, others thought it really starved out there by the Nevada highway.

  8. K2 said,

    I think the dog was just resting, like the kid’s pet frog in ‘Meatballs.’

  9. A.O. said,

    Meatballs!! Am I the only other blogger, besides K2 that’s seen that movie?? Bill Murray was…classic! I love that stupid movie!

  10. K2 said,

    Meatballs is the best PG kids’ movie out there. Spaz, Spaz, Spaz, Spaz, Spaz!

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  12. Mainetarr said,

    Ert, your like didn’t work.

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