Wednesday, April 8, 2009


THIS kind of bullshit explains why God punishes us.

70 comments:

Emily said...

This is why I have cats.

Paul Anater said...

What the HELL is that?

Fancy for nyc said...

Outrageous.

Fancy for nyc said...

Lol, only the NY Times would write seriously about shit like this.

Holly Goes Lightly said...

that's gotta create some bad karma

Anonymous said...

I couldn't even finish reading this. FREAKS.

The Squirrel Girl said...

Haha, I saw that article earlier and couldn't believe it.

tartanscot said...

I would also blame those vegan pet owners who feed their dogs only vegan food.

Cristina said...

I think the look on the dog's face says it all

Jenny said...

WFT? I agree, the dog's expression DOES say it all, and it goes something like this: "one of us is an idiot, and it's not me."

The article says: "Not everyone in the yoga community is comfortable with this."

Has anyone asked the dogs whether they are 'comfortable with this'?

This is an illustration of the decline of western civilisation.

FFS.

RJ said...

Oh good lord! What's next? Regression therapy for pooches?

Anonymous said...

Funnily enough I have started doing some yoga not long ago at home and I have 2 cats that sometimes come and join me! But I think they just like to lie around on the floor with me.
But forcing your dog to do Yoga with you? WTF

Katie said...

LOL! Best.Post.Ever.

Cristina said...

I know I shouldn't be surprised by this kind of fuckery anymore.

"Owners struggled to get their very real dogs to replicate the stuffed-animal poses..." LOL! I'm struggling to remember the last time I got my dog to sit JUST LIKE Belkie Bear.

I hope that whoever thought this up is ROLLING IN CASH.

Ryan said...

What's the saying?

"A fool and his money are soon... going to doggie yoga."

Iheartfashion said...

My exact reaction.

jenny b harris said...

Oh please.

S. said...

sweet jesus.

Emily said...

Wow. I have no words.

Anonymous said...

Down dog. And then run far, far away as fast as you can.

Anonymous said...

These people should spend their money on a workshop on how to relate to other humans. Or perhaps someone should write a self-help book:

"Breaking the Bond: Overcoming Dog Dependency and Re-discovering Human Relationships"

parisienish said...

agh, they had to call it "Doga"...seriously. wtf. that poor buddy in the pic looks like he's saying "what...am i doing here. i am a dog".

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

i posted this exact thing on my blog too!!

M said...

? WTF is that?
Even the dog in the picture is thinking it!

Anonymous said...

"Doga runs the risk of trivializing yoga by turning a 2,500-year-old practice into a fad,” said Julie Lawrence

Bitch, please. This excuse to pull organic cotton out of the crack of your ass has hit its prime, died, and come back again.

Blow money on Lululemon and you better make damn sure you get your money's worth. If you can force your best friend to share the torture, more power to you.

To that vegan (surprisingly LARGE) woman who farts during sessions: Yeah, I'm the one making moo sounds during your 'it's natural' events. I saw you raise a leg for the one-cheek-sneak last month. You're a disgusting cow.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's some serious vitriol.

Carrie said...

Agreed. I love dogs and know dog behavior. That dog is screaming on the inside, just like that poor dog in the Snuggie commercial.

kaili said...

As David Cross would say "this is why the terrorists hate our freedom"...

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:50 A.M.

I don't think yoga is helping you.

Caroline Pond said...

this is hilarious

Hanako66 said...

ha!

melissa said...

dude f* that. the thought of trying to do that crap (and spend money on it!) is too much. want do something nice for your furry friend in your city? take your dog to the dog park where it can socialize and run around.

you're not getting in touch with nature, your inner being or growing closer to your canine with "doga".

Susan said...

These are the same people that dress their dogs up in costumes and parade them around as if everyday were f-ing Halloween.

Is there a CPS for dogs, because this could be considered doggie abuse. Poor pooches.

Anonymous said...

I can just see my dog getting excited and nipping at someone's hiney while they lean into their downward dog. Ha!

muranogirl said...

I'm trying to picture myself doing a back bend with my 14 year old, 84 lb German Shepherd draped around my neck!

rerun said...

people with way more fucking money than i have. jeez.

Olivine said...

Well, the main thing is...at least they want to be with their dogs- there are worse things in life (like ignoring your dog). Yoga is strange-with or without animals. period.

Anonymous said...

That's funny. I think people who think yoga is strange are strange. Period.

Anonymous said...

Best comment award: Olivine

...love Maegan said...

I think it's people punishing us ...not God. ...stupid, ridiculous people.

Elizabeth said...

Wow. Double Wow. I'm a dog trainer that takes my favorite dog with me nearly everywhere, and that is seriously ridiculous. My dog waits in the car while I'm in yoga!

Anonymous said...

A dog trainer who leaves her dog in the car. Wow. Double Wow.

Anonymous said...

Utterly Ridiculous!

court. said...

oh for the love of god.

Susan said...

okay... I have seen enough, can we move on to something else, please!

home before dark said...

Just another bad day for karma and dogma.

g. said...

Clearly these people do not have dogs with gas like mine. Or sanity, for that matter.

Elizabeth said...

Anonymous - There is no need for snark. I do not leave her in the car with the windows rolled up in the summer. My car is set up specifically for transporting dogs safely.

Anonymous said...

I love your comment! You are so right! People are really special!

Anonymous said...

I agree!
Real life is better than fiction!

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth: Leave your dogs at home.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh my god seriously! I cannot fathom why anyone would engage in this absurdity.

Lindsay said...

Bestial! In more ways than one. And that dog thinks so too.

Ivy Lane said...

Too funny!!!

my little apartment said...

hahahah-- that dog looks quite like mine, but old. and seriously annoyed.

Miss Zoe said...

hot damn- I love your blog. I was just saying to someone last night that furniture is my porn- and here I am today, at work, bludging, haha, and find your site. Love it!
Also love that photo- its exactly the sort of thing my brother would do to me. Or just poke me hard in the tummy.

red.door.read said...

i hope all those dog pee on their owners' yoga mats.

Lolo said...

But it's still okay that I dress my dog in clothes and wigs from Build A Bear, right?

rebekah said...

I unwillingly do yoga with my pups. They tend to hog the mat, lick my face, bite my heels and generally be a huge nuisance. It's neither relaxing nor good for my blood pressure.

Anonymous said...

Decorno, I love your decorating style but I have to say that I find your humor biting and cliche at times (eg this article and the giving birth at home article also from NYT). Your commentary (and many of those who cheer you on) reminds me of typical dialogue from the rich bitch caricature on a sitcom. I think most people enjoy this site for some awesome pictures and decorating tips, not for an opportunity to be mean-spirited and SNARKY. Let's get back to decorating with some heart...

Anonymous said...

I, personally, love the snark. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Is it safe to assume that Anon 9:59AM does yoga with her dog...?

JEnny said...

Anonymous 6.14 and 12.26, I love the snark too! There's only so much niceness I can stand, or I just lose interest in a blog...
Keep the biting wit and clear views coming, Ms Decorno!

And people who make critical comments behind "anonymous" really should come clean. Name yourself!

Kimberly Julie said...

I LOVE my dog... but this is a little too much. Okay, a lot too much. Ugh.

rebekah said...

P.S. I read your blog for the snarky commentary, even when I don't agree.

Nicki said...

OMG ! like any of my 3 dogs would ever sit still long enough to hold a "pose" How ridiculous

Nicki said...

OMG ! like any of my 3 dogs would ever sit still long enough to hold a "pose" How ridiculous

Nicki said...

OMG ! like any of my 3 dogs would ever sit still long enough to hold a "pose" How ridiculous

royal creme said...

I saw this piece and skipped over it, but I'm amused so many of you were annoyed...I was worried I would be also.

Anonymous said...

I think this is what happens when women don't have children but forgot to have them so they subject their pets to unnatural activities. They put sweaters on them too, I'm sure, forgetting they have fur.