Dogs Are Taking Over America— Enough!
It's time to get Fido out of the workplace, says Farhad Manjoo
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2013 11:32 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Farhad Manjoo is not a dog person, apparently. The usually-tech-focused columnist writes on Slate that pet pooches are now running amok in previously human-only areas of society—and we're just expected to find it adorable. "Sometime in the last decade, dogs achieved dominion over urban America," he says. "They are everywhere now, allowed in places that used to belong exclusively to humans, and sometimes only to human adults: the office, restaurants, museums, buses, trains, malls, supermarkets, barber shops, banks, post offices."

And if you object to a slobbering little beast pawing around your office? You're the jerk. "After all, what kind of monster would have a problem with a poor innocent widdle doggie?" You wouldn't allow your toddler to run freely around your workplace, licking your colleagues' legs, he says, so it's time to draw the line for over-indulgent dog owners. "The next time your young, happy co-worker brings in his dog for the day, tell him the office is not a canine playpen," Manjoo writes. "It’s time to take that dog home." Click for Manjoo's full column.

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GUNTRUCKRUNNER
May 11, 2013 11:09 PM CDT
Hey Farhad, go Manjoo yourself. If you don't like it here go back where you came from. Your just pissed off your co-workers think more of the dogs than they think of you.
K.KRANK
May 10, 2013 4:50 AM CDT
Dogs are doomed. My fellow cats from the future here right now are the advance enslavement force for the enhanced humanoids who will arrive soon & finish enslaving the current inferior human species. Dogs will become nothing more then time-traveler road kill in the process. We have evolved to include the synthetic. Pet us. Nothing bad will come from it. Try it & see :) (purrrrrrr)
bubbahotep
May 9, 2013 10:07 PM CDT
Dearest Farhad, you poopy little bugger......Dogs were here first......in the form of wolves, jackals, hyenas, republicans.....they were here first. We bullied them into submission, as we always do as a species. They are a deserving species and just be glad that they don't all start thinking alike and suddenly decide to tear your throat out. And your little dog, too........... Just sayin'..........