20 Responses to Hag’s infamous “dog story.”

  1. Margaret Barr April 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    OMG, Jim! Must you? LOL!

  2. Scotty Moffatt April 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    When this ran at the times I howled(yes i own a dog)it just seemed to hit the right spot and then the loonies came out and started the” how dare you’ rants and honestly ruined it for me. Glad to see it here and thanks for the story, we true dog owners know humour when we read it.

  3. Laureen Housley April 30, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Poking fun at society is never an easy thing to do and Mr. hagarty you do it very well. The original reaction to this story is what is wrong with society today, too many people totally devoid of any original thought. They read something and automatically have to attack it without thinking things through.

  4. Hags April 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Scot and Laureen, thanks for your kind comments. To tell the truth when I penned the ‘offensive’ article, my intent was to write a more serious column stating that I really don’t get the excessive doting that is lathered on dogs. What often happens however, is that the column takes on a life of it’s own….the more I wrote the stupider it got…oh well.
    Last, I did know that possibly a few readers would take it the wrong way…but hate mail for six weeks was sure a surprise.
    Thanks again for your kind words.

  5. Margaret Barr April 30, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Ditto, Laureen!

  6. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I love it whenever they go at Hags. It keeps him busy and off my back.

  7. Margaret Barr October 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I am shocked.

    My doggie “Pudgy” (the world’s smartest dog) was on here reading comments, while I was elsewhere in the house, making up my Christmas Card list. He ran to me,as upset as I have ever seen him (poor baby). “Mommy”, he said, “you promised that I would never have to read or hear anything again about that horrible column about cooking dogs, from that horrible man people call ‘Haggard’…..Well, it’s there on the Citizen again.” Yes! Pudgy does talk to me…

    Pudgy never lies to me (like some people do) but I told him he must be mistaken. I came on here…….and oooops, there it was….again. I don’t know how to explain this to him. He is so doggoned upset now, and will probably never believe another thing I say. But how was I (or any reasonable person) to think that our canine friends would ever be subjected to this torment again (anyway, those canine’s that can read…….like Pudgy).

    I guess I will just have to keep Pudgy off the internet completely. As any prudent parent would, I do keep an eye on the sites he chooses to visit. But I never thought I would have to worry about the Citizen (not again, anyway).

    I hope you are satisfied now that you have created such angst for Pudgy; and him so sweet and lovable and smart……. (see YOUTUBE…margaretsdog)

    Scot, you are off my Christmas Card list.

  8. Hags October 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Margaret, can understand Scot not being on your Christmas list(he’s a Druid)but please don’t tell me I’m black-balled too.
    Last, we are serving up something ‘pudgy’ for our Christmas feast but sadly it’s neither exotic or canine in nature.
    P.S. Was going to send Newsie a card but heard he lives in a cave….question, do cave’s have mailboxes?

  9. curmudgeon October 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    This paper is going to the dogs! Can we have another election pleeeeeeeeeese.

  10. curmudgeon October 18, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    as an acomplished bard you should know that you can always rake the readers but never their pets.
    If it would make him feel better I could have Pudgy over for beggin bits and we could watch some Littlest Hobo reruns.

  11. Margaret Barr October 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Hags, you are NEVER off my Christmas Card list.

    I don’t think caves have mailboxes, but try to send him a card anyway. Outside of the obligatory cards from family and employees (and/or former employees, which he must have, since he indicated he has, or does, “own several local businesses”) I doubt that the poor soul receives many Christmas Cards. In fact, if I knew where to send it, I would help Pudgy send one to him. (Pudgy does everything that no other dogs know how to do….but his penmanship is atrocious. Please don’t tell Pudgy I said that, though. He’s very sensitive and I don’t want to hurt his feelings.)

  12. Margaret Barr October 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Curmudgeon, that’s a gracious offer and a kind one too. I will have to ask Pudgy if he is up for the visit. As I said, I cannot allow him to read the Citizen, for himself, anymore. It’s just too upsetting to him.

    BTW, he really doesn’t care for ‘beggin’ bits’ but he does absolutely adore bits of steak, lobster, that sort of thing…

  13. curmudgeon October 18, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Sorry about the beggin bits. I was trying to upscale my profile from the S F-B redneck list. I was actually thinkin more on the lines of a bit o salt coon or maybe a road kill possum. Somthin a posh mutt can get his teeth into. Did have an ol’ cowboy boot but gave it to a barefoot starvin artist that passed by this way. Danged if he didn’t throw it in the neighbours ditch about a mile down the road. Told the neighbour that wearin it made his other leg too short. Some folks just don’t appreciate what they get.

  14. curmudgeon October 18, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    FWD your card via Allan the Librarian. He’s got digs in North Dumfries and could possibly pass it on.

  15. Hags October 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Guys, Scot only ran this one AGAIN…to try and stir a little trouble. Why don’t ya’ll read my scathing article on ‘Crocs’…and the idiots that wear them…unless of course you are an idiot who wear’s them.

  16. Dixon Parrks October 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Is Newsfan on Margaret’s Christmas card list?

  17. curmudgeon October 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    read your crocs’ and it ain’t near as much fun as this one. Sometimes I get too far down a page and the how-to part at the top disappears and all I see is “post comment” so I carry on until Pudgy Barr dons his computerman cape and sends rescuemail. When yer redneck mouse is recycled from a betta tape player and a 43 Desoto cigar lighter the scroll wheel is kinda an optional accessory.

  18. Scot Ferguson-Barber October 18, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Crocs are loafers for rednecks. Hags, I ran it to keep you busy with the dog lovers, but they must all at the times looking for dog park stories.

  19. Hags November 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    As my cousin Melvin from Tel Aviv told me after reading my Doggie thing….’enough with the dogs already!’…zzzzzzzzzzz.

  20. curmudgeon November 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Wake up Hags and smell the doo doo. The honorable SFB as a true print editor cannot tolorate white space. White space in the print media is like dead air on the radio. The media bucket must be full at all times or the audience will look elswhere. It would appear that you and your tired dogatorys are akin to Granny Smiths “Depression Berry Pie”, very few berries and lots of filler. If there was real news to print this tale would have been cut short(pun intended)months ago.
    I now have this unrelenting urge to hold down the forbidden key to the left of the X but the nickle per character is beyond my financial means.

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