Although the Michael Vick case has been resolved quickly and to the satisfaction of many, it leaves questions still unanswered. Like, what do we do about the people who still love to see dogs fight?
Very little is more fascinating to me than a good dog scrum. I'll stop an important business conversation dead in it's tracks if I look out the window and see two dogs straining at their leashes. I know they're just posturing and the owners will rein 'em in, but for a few seconds, boy, it looks like something really cool is about to start.
The goal of the Vick prosecution was to punish the cruel forced nature of the enterprise, but since dogfighting is a natural thing, here's my proposal for better dogfighting that everyone can feel good about. I don't even want to call it dogfighting, I prefer the more accurate, dogmixing.
1.No training of dogs. Just bring 'em as they are. See what your mutt is made of. Some will be into it, some will not, but at least they have a choice. Just like on the Planet of the Dogs.
2.Prize awards should not be in cash but only in the form of non-negotiable, unbacked by gold, Dave & Buster's-style points to redeem for things such as toasters and DVD players.
3.All dog mixers end when one dog runs away or they have sex with each other.
Simple. We burp the cruelty out and the fun stays in. Dogmixing!