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25 thoughts on “Welcome to the national conversation… Reuben the Cavoodle!

  1. Mike Jones

    Politics in the time of pet ownership. Is there a Nobel Prize for cartooning ? Surely.

    I’m a bit worried about Bob Brown’s marsupial mole, he needs to get that looked at before it spreads. I mean you know how dangerous moleanoma is.

  2. rhwombat

    Steady on, Reuben. Only Krudd’scat (!) can get away with saying that on dogovision. Twice. I suspect that Brian Brown (the marsupial version, not the ex-national icon) won’t go there either, despite getting excited over Bo.

  3. zut alors

    Gillard, Yankee devotee, has definitely gone too far in naming her dog after an American sandwich.

  4. puddleduck

    Getting serious for just a minute… if I may be allowed the indulgence.

    1. The PM was told, loud and clear, that cavoodles, bless them, are the product of ghastly places called puppy factories, where money-grubbing people crossbreed dogs ad infinitum, until the dogs are worn out. Female dogs have been found desperate for medical help, with dead puppies in their birth canal. Little or no food, no exercise, no love, just a life of constant breeding in a cage, to make some pretty unpleasant, unscrupulous people a few bucks.

    Don’t believe me? Check out a site maintained by someone who has seen inside these hell holes. But of course, Ms Gillard didn’t listen.

    It’s not the dogs’ fault they are caught in this horrible world, but paying an unscrupulous breeder when shelters are full of dogs needing a home is unconscionable.

    Adopt, don’t breed. is a good place to start.

    2. I don’t believe Ms Gillard cares for animals one bit.

    The PM presided over the disgraceful vote against the bills to ban live export. Then she presided over the Caucus debate where the ALP could have mandated stunning of animals before they are slaughtered. But no, the gutless wonders couldn’t even do that, so animals exported from Australia are still to be slaughtered fully conscious. Thanks Julia.

    So, the puppy thing doesn’t fool me at all. On the subject of animal welfare, thie PM gets an F for Failure. I only hope Reuben isn’t relying on Julia to feed and walk him.

  5. drmick

    She missed a great opportunity with the name. Still, when it licks itself she can say, “Tony ! Stop that”. When it chases its tail she can say, “Barnaby don’t be so silly”; and when it bites the postman she can say, “sorry, Bronny is a bit senile and grumpy these days”.

  6. SBH

    The way frame two captures a look we’ve all seen on our beloved’s face when they commence a sentence with the words “The vet said………..”


  7. klewso

    Is Mr Bean a pulse?
    And “It just takes one parrot” to do what?

  8. paddy

    Agreed SBH.
    As I read those fateful words, concerning Alan. (who must not be named)
    The keyboard gave a final wail of terror, before the tsunami of coffee swept it away.

  9. klewso

    “How much of that bowl of Pal do you think you can eat?”

    (Coulda called it “Daley”….?)

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