Democracy for dogs

The day has arrived, the votes have been cast and the results are in. I can finally reveal the results of the Great Coat Vote!

Its been a close run thing, I can tell you, the vote was so popular that, fearing a riot, some of the official polling stations actually had to stay open longer to accomodate the hordes of voters who were yet to cast their ballot. There have been accusations and counter-accusations of ballot -rigging; the British media printing outlandish tales about yours truly; mass demonstrations in Russia; dodgey goings-on in the state of Florida (again?) and Fox News announcing a winner before all the votes had been counted properly.

Against all this controversy, I believe that this time democracy will be the winner. Here are the results my friends: (drum roll please)


No way, Bones is tough enough: 25%

Yes, Bones is still a puppy, keep him warm: 37.5%

Bones is old enough to decide for himself, let the boy have his say: 37.5%

By the power vested in me by….well….me, I declare this vote a draw!

Now obviously, under the circumstances, a draw is no good to skin nor pup so there has to be a deciding vote cast to determine the outcome. Who should we turn to? What great statesman is worthy of taking on such a task, with the fate of a young pup’s dignity hanging in the balance? I believe there is only one that we can trust to be encumbered with this great burden; one whose honesty and integrity is without question, I refer of course to……! Get lost, you don’t think I’d trust this to any old skin do you? No, as I’m the one whom this concerns then I am the only reasonable choice to cast the deciding vote.

Bones votes (another even longer drum roll please) LET THE BOY HAVE HIS SAY!!!!

This means my friends that not only did I have the deciding vote, I can also decide whether or not to wear a coat. Ooh the agony of choice……I choose….. no way are you getting me in a coat pal, anyone tries – they lose fingers!

If Bones ruled the world

My very good friend Bongo commented on my last post on Bones’ Diary that it would be alot more peaceful if dogs ruled the world, I replied there would be no more cats. But this set me to thinking: what if dogs did rule the world? Apart from skins on leads and cats in prison, how would things be different? When you read this please click on comments and add your ideas to this debate, this could be the start of something big – a canine renais….rennaiss….something big anyway.

I heard a song once that a skin called Tony Bennett sang called “If I Ruled the World”:

If I ruled the world, ev’ry day would be the first day of spring Every heart would have a new song to sing And we’d sing of the joy every morning would bring
If I ruled the world, ev’ry man would be as free as a bird, Ev’ry voice would be a voice to be heard Take my word we would treasure each day that occurred
My world would be a beautiful place Where we would weave such wonderful dreams                                                                            My world would wear a smile on its face Like the man in the moon has when the moon beams

If I ruled the world every man would say the world was his friend There’d be happiness that no man could end,                       No my friend, not if I ruled the world

Every head would be held up high There’d be sunshine in everyone’s sky If the day ever dawned when I ruled the world

Nobody voting?

The thing about democracy is that it’s too often taken for granted. The skins have the right to vote and yet so many of them squander the chance to have their voice heard. I know some say there is no point when all parties have basically the same policies decided for them by lobbyists for the rich bankers, industrialists etc. But these rights were fought for and won by your forebears. Stand up and have your voice heard.

The same is true for my coat vote poll: I gave you all the chance to vote for my humiliation in having to wear a coat this winter; or a vote of confidence in me being able to tough it out; the third option is to let me decide for myself, something I would prefer to be honest – I’m only a puppy but already old enough to know my own mind, and stand up on my own four paws.

There were quite a few views of this post but only a small amount of votes (4 I think and one of those was me!). Clicking an option won’t cost you anything, you won’t be re-directed to another page and you won’t download any viruses. It’s just a poll, a bit of fun for you but important to me in that if it goes the way I want, I keep my dignity and mom keeps her stupid coat!


The great coat vote

Mom wants me to wear a coat this winter, she says I’m just a puppy and I should keep warm. She saw a Sherlock Holmes outfit which she seems to think is cute….yeuch! Dad says that I’m a tough dog and shouldn’t be pampered, he thinks dogs have survived for millenia without dressing up like an idiot, why should they start now just for the amusement of their owners? Personally I lean towards dad on this one but I’m going to leave it up to my friends. If you vote ‘yes’ I’ll bite my tongue and put up with it, if you vote ‘no’ I’ll go without like a real dog. Either way, if its a Sherlock Holmes outfit – IT GETS RIPPED!!!!!

Should Bones wear a winter coat? You decide…..