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Location: In and around Shaggy Butte
Rating: (4.3 out of 5 bones)
ePets: Satire has been ePetted 67 times.
EDITOR'S REVIEW: Satire is in a class all his own. This clever, ambitious, and downright perplexing pooch never fails to get a rise out of dog enthusiasts. Satire loves to surprise people with situations that challenge the conventional relationships between man and dog. Using the familiar as a blank canvas, he masterfully creates new and improbable scenarios with a rich palette all his own. Though he is of advanced age, Satire remains young at heart, enjoying his craft and life with his loving partner Mandalay.
--BarkWire Senior Editor Chris Bluefield
139 Reviews for Satire - Displaying 131-134
REPORT OF INTERACTION WITH SATIRE ON MARCH 30, 2008
Posted by RandyF [Read other reviews by RandyF]
HAD STRANGE ENCOUNTER WITH SATIRE AT BUNYAN STREET SAM'S CLUB WHILE STOCKING UP ON BUNKER RATIONS. REPORT IS AS FOLLOWS:
11:45am - PICK UP PACKAGE OF 128 TOILET PAPER ROLLS TO PLACE IN CART.
11:45am - DO DOUBLE TAKE.
11:45am - SEE QUEER DOG WITH PINK BANDANA STANDING BEHIND MANMADE WALL OF TOILET PAPER STACKS.
11:46am - SAY TO DOG, "YOU SHOULDN'T BE HERE."
11:46am - DOG VANISHES BEHIND WALL OF TOILET PAPER.
11:46am - SCRATCH HEAD AND WONDER IF IT WAS AIRBORNE PATHOGEN-INDUCED HALLUCINATION.
11:47am - COCK CONCEALED FIREARM JUST IN CASE.
11:53am - DOG APPEARS BEHIND ME IN CRACKER AISLE.
11:53am - ASK, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN THE STORE?"
11:53am - DOG BARKS AND RUNS OFF.
12:03pm - SEE DOG IN CONCESSION AREA WHILE CHECKING OUT.
12:04pm - MAKE EYE CONTACT. DOG WINKS, RUNS OUT OF STORE. NOBODY EVEN NOTICES.
12:09pm - DOG APPEARS NEXT TO VAN IN PARKING LOT AS I AM LOADING SUPPLIES. HAS SOMETHING IN MOUTH.
12:10pm - DOG DROPS A BISCUIT AT MY FEET, BARKS, AND RUNS OFF.
THAT DOG TURNED THE TABLES ON ME. NEVER HAD A DOG GIVE ME A TREAT BEFORE. WAS I DOING TRICKS FOR HIM THE WHOLE TIME? GENIUS. UNCLE LEVI DOESN'T BELIEVE ME.
A real artist
Posted by Doctor Dog [Read other reviews by Doctor Dog]
After terrible encounters with prankster dogs like Rusty and Senator, it is nice to see a dog that makes you think about things rather than just making you angry. I applaud the actions of Satire. With his firm grasp of the theatrical and strong understanding of the human psyche, he casts our own follies right back at us.
Ummm... This is a dog, guys.
Posted by ConfusedGuy [Read other reviews by ConfusedGuy]
I have been reading the posts on this site and I'm kind of confused. How can a dog be an artist? Dogs don't have the higher brain functions necessary to contemplate art, let alone create it. Sounds like you guys are just projecting human qualities onto an otherwise ordinary dog.
Ignore the critics; this dog is a true artist
Posted by Pete [Read other reviews by Pete]
Ignore that guy above, he's an idiot. Clearly he has never seen Satire's work, or he wouldn't go around making dumbass presuppositions about things he is too dense to understand. Satire is a true artist. I remember one day he came into town barking up a storm, wanting us to follow. We dropped everything and followed him to a well, all of us thinking there was going to be a child trapped in there. But you know what, there was nothing inside that well but a lesson we all took to heart.
It got us all thinking about the nature of life, as all good art should. Those of us at the well that day were forever changed and matured. What we saw in the bottom of that well was special and magical. Satire did that for us.
Sometimes I dream that I'm sitting in the back of the defunct Weinermobile as it careens driverless down the highway. At first I thought this was symbolic of the powerlessness I feel in life, but then I realized it's actually the Weinermobile's dream of being able to drive again.
Three years ago, when we were burying my uncle, Cleaver and some gross lady dog (Solstice???) showed up at the cemetery and starting going at it really loudly. It ruined everything and we had to have a "re-do" the next day and it cost a fortune. I've hated him ever since for that.
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