I don't know if everyone's human forves them to listen to NPR in the car, but mine does. If you've never ridden in an NPR-filled car, there isn't any music. Just a lot of talking. And that means sometimes I hear stuff about the world I'd rather not know about. Things a pug would never ever do. Things that make me sad.
Like the oil spill in the Gulf.
NPR has been talking about the oil for over a month now and it's STILL not fixed. It even sounds like it's getting worse. Me and Dutch donated our extra fur to sop up the oil, and I know lots of other dogs did too. So why is the oil still spilling??
When I think about all the fishes and turtles and things that live in the Gulf, it makes me want to cry. When I think of the people and dogs who live near the Gulf, it makes me want to cry. But I know crying won't fix anything. I mean, it won't even get me invited to a food party.
So I asked Google what I can do instead of crying. And Google said one way to demand change is to protest. So yesterday I kinda protested. At least I tried to protest. I parked myself in the middle of the sidewalk in front of our house and did the most intense Jimmy pose ever.
On the inside, I was demanding change. STOP THE OIL! SAVE THE GULF! But on the outside, I think I just looked cute. Because that's what people kept saying. Awwww - he's sooo cute. Oh my God - look at the PUG! One person said I looked like a "beached slug" (and I don't think they meant it as a compliment) but no one seemed to notice I was demanding change.
If you protest on the inside but no one else hears you, does it still count? Did my sidewalk-Jimmying do anything to save the Gulf??