The RSPCA has come under fire from dogs for publishing pictures of a malnourished size zero Staffordshire cross, which have left many of them feeling unhappy about the way they look.
The dog, which was abandoned in a cardboard box by the side of the road, has been described as the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ and ‘absolutely way out of our league’ by male dogs across Britain.
The animal, since named Hope, which is kind of hedging your bets, has already been snapped up on a lucrative six month modelling contract by
Vogue magazine, assuming she pulls through.
Hope was wearing a stylish off-the-shoulder layer of bubble wrap when handed in by a man in Weston-Super-Mare, who promptly legged it as fast as he could in the opposite direction.
Bitches, meanwhile, say the images of Hope put unnecessary pressure on them to change their eating habits to meet the requirements of a canine rescue industry that panders to waif-like strays.
Benji , a 3 year-old Red Setter said, ‘I’m as guilty as the next dog of wolfing everything down in one go. I’ve tried to lose weight, honestly I have, but it’s difficult when people keep passing you tasty morsels of food under the table. ‘
And Princess, a 4 year-old Border Collie from Totnes agrees that, by publishing images of Hope in this way, the RSPCA are simply rubbing her nose in it.
‘Look at that skinny bitch! She gets waited on front paw and hind paw, as much food as she can eat and a warm kennel into the bargain,’ she growled.
Straining on her leash a little, she added.
‘Don’t get me wrong. I get regular exercise – two walks a day and the chance to chase a stick every now and then. You’d think the weight would fall off but my downfall is treats. ‘
‘I blame advertising. ‘
‘Excuse me, would you mind if I licked my genitals? ‘
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