I don’t know if you guys have heard about this little trend of our generation called “Pup Play”, but I’m going to be the first to condemn it. I’ll give you a little insight into what it is. It’s when an adult dresses up like a dog and they have an owner, who is typically someone they are in a relationship with. It has themes of BDSM that go throughout it, but the biggest theme is WHAT THE FUCKING SHIT?
Here at Down to the Wire we are not pro-bullying but I mean in some cases we do encourage it. Especially if you see anyone who is not a small child pretending to be a dog or cat or horse or any other living being that doesn’t walk on two legs and talk with a recognized language.
Seriously though, these people even have clubs like the “Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club” where they organize socials and meetings as well as competitions and crazy shit like that. There are over 200 members. Over 200 people who dress up like animals and believe they are whatever it is they are dressing up as. This makes the furthest thing from sense.
Now in 2019 we as humans are a lot more sensitive than in the past, this is factual. We are also much more desensitized to when people are different from us. This is a great thing, that other people’s differences are becoming normal to us. We are an incredibly accepting generation and I have nothing but praise for that. However, dressing up like animals is where we perhaps should draw the line if we are going to draw one.
These people often don’t get sexual pleasure out of doing this. In fact, many people just do it for “fun”, something I cannot wrap my head around. This is being written by a guy from an incredibly small town where we don’t see a lot more than white farmers so perhaps that is why I may find this a little bit more alarming than the average human.
On second thought, no, I don’t think that makes this more alarming. I think that if you told anyone that in your spare time, you dress up in leather, wear a dog mask, walk around on all fours and your “trainer” feeds you fucking treats for being a “good boy” you’re going to get a lot more than just weird looks.
These times are tough ones, but the weird shit people do are making them tougher on my head. Like, how do you even realize you liking being a dog? Did you just never grow out of your pretend faze? This is why parents should put their kids in organized sports. This is why kids need parental supervision until they’re at least 16 so that when you pull up to their wedding you’re not alarmed by a large group in the crowd wearing latex dog costumes. No, that’s a fear no parent should have. If you’re reading this and have a child, ask them. Ask them if they’re okay, what they’re thoughts on animals are, anything. Just get the movement started on trying to phase out this whole dress up like animals and play with other pretend animals. Because it is fucked up. Simple as that.