The stereotype has always been that dogs chase cats. Dogs are macho and tough whereas cats are effeminate and fragile.

The reality, however, is a little different…

I can recall Tiger, a cat we owned when I was a kid, living up to his name on more than one occasion. Even chasing a Saint Bernard three times his size out of the yard. That said, Tiger generally got along with our family dog, Pepper, who was never scared of being around the cat, let alone walking past it.

Just posting this here…

… to show that I’m still around. I’m actually working on a bigger entry, but it’s not ready yet and this was funny and so I thought I’d share it.

Muslims outraged over insensitive picture of… a dog.

See this cute little puppy here?

Apparently it’s the latest source of Muslim outrage. No, I’m not joking:

A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman’s hat advertising a Scottish police force’s new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims. 

Tayside Police’s new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the Islamic community.

The choice of image on the Tayside Police cards – a black dog sitting in a police officer’s hat – has now been raised with Chief Constable John Vine.

If you’re anything like me I’m sure your first thought is: What the fuck? You might think that there’s got to be a rational and sensible explanation for this. You’d be wrong:

The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean and has sparked such anger that some shopkeepers in Dundee have refused to display the advert.

Dundee councillor Mohammed Asif said: ‘My concern was that it’s not welcomed by all communities, with the dog on the cards.

So far there’s been no reports of rioting over the advert, but I imagine it’s only a matter of time as word spreads of this horrible offense. The police have handled the situation better than I would have, I would’ve laughed the first time they told me they were offended by the dog, saying:

‘Trainee police dog Rebel has proved extremely popular with children and adults since being introduced to the public, aged six weeks old, as Tayside Police’s newest canine recruit.

‘His incredible world-wide popularity – he has attracted record visitor numbers to our website – led us to believe Rebel could play a starring role in the promotion of our non-emergency number.

‘We did not seek advice from the force’s diversity adviser prior to publishing and distributing the postcards. That was an oversight and we apologise for any offence caused.’

Give me a fucking break. Just more proof that many Muslims are just as irrational and delusional, if not more so, as many Christians.

Update: As requested, DOF graces us with the following:

Awww! He’s so cute!

Chad Orzel explains Everett’s Many Worlds Interpretation to his dog.

Chad Orzel is one of the Science Blogs crew and his dog has a bad habit of reading his Quantum Mechanics books in a vain attempt to get more treats:

“Therefore, it’s possible that you dropped steak on the floor. And according to Everett’s Many Worlds Interpretation of quantum mechanics, that means that you did drop steak on the floor. Which means I just need to find it.”

“Well, technically, what the Many Worlds interpreation says is that there’s some branch of the unitarily evolving wavefunction of the universe in which I dropped steak on the floor.”

“Right, so I just need to find the unitary whatsis.”

“The thing is, though, we can only perceive one branch of the wavefunction.”

“Maybe you can only perceive one branch. I have a very good nose. I can sniff into extra dimensions.”

It doesn’t take much reading of Quantum Mechanics to make my head hurt so reading explanations taken down to the level of a dog’s understanding helps to get the head wrapped around the concepts involved. In short, while Everett’s Many Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is pretty cool it’s also of little use to those of us who’d like to change which reality we’re dealing with.

Hotdoll - The sex doll for your dog.

Got a dog with an overactive sex drive? Need something to distract him away from humping the hell out of your leg that won’t end up pumping out puppies by the pound in short order? The folks over at Feel Addicted have the answer you’ve been looking for.

It’s called the Hotdoll and it’s a sex doll for your dog. Now your playful pooch can hump away without fear of anything other than perhaps a nasty case of blue balls.

Though it appears this is purely conceptual at the moment as there doesn’t appear to be any information on pricing or where you might actually be able to purchase one of the plastic bitches, but I’m sure it won’t be long before this, or something quite like it, becomes a reality. It’s such an obvious solution it’s amazing no one has tried selling one already.

Found via Gizmodo.