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Apr. 11th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
WHUT! Interesting story, but who knew that beet juice could get a color like that? ;)
Apr. 11th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Beet juice is a mighty dye, but I honestly think its Manic Panic or the like.
Apr. 11th, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Hehehehehe... good point.
Apr. 11th, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
No it's not.

Beet juice has a gorgeous, gorgeous red color but that shit washes right out with cold water. Much to the dismay of beginning dyers everywhere. It takes more than color to make a good dye and betanin just doesn't bond to fibers. If you don't rinse, it does give you that pretty pink the dog is sporting, but one good bath and the most you can hope for is a sort of cream-colored pooch.

It makes a decent food dye so you see it a lot in ice cream, meat, frosting, and candies.
Apr. 11th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
I don't know whether to applaud the law for trying to protect animals in the first place or to laugh at the enforcers for being freaking ridiculous.
Apr. 11th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
Same here.

I used to use a vegetable dye to color my dog's tail tip, and I got HEAPS of redass from people for doing it.
Apr. 11th, 2008 08:46 am (UTC)
Why?! It doesn't hurt them and they don't care!

"OMG I can't go out in public like this!" No, they still wag their tails.
Apr. 11th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
If it's really beet juice or Kool-Aid, then I don't get why it's bad to put it on a dog. It's not like it's hurting her.
Apr. 11th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Ah, Boulder; Denver's weird and occasionally embarrassing neighbor to the slightly north-and-west.

I live in Denver, and I can tell you that stuff like that happens up there all of the time. For instance, the smoking ban that the Boulder City Council put into place, several years before the rest of the state got in on the act, was so stringent that plays couldn't mimic smoking on stage, within the context of the script, with anything that looked even remotely like a cigarette or cigar. Even "candy sticks" were taboo; actors found themselves faking puffing away on #2 pencils and baby carrots.

Lordy. I actually remember when Boulder was, like, Boulder, man. All laid back and, y'know ...mellow. You, like, do your thing and I'll, like, do my thing, and everybody's cool. Now, it's almost all Starbucks and SUVs; the only visible difference between the neo-cons and liberals is that the latter have Greenpeace stickers on their Hummers. I knew the whole town was in trouble when the New York Deli closed. Damn, I feel old...
Apr. 11th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Lord. You and my J should talk. Every time we head down there to visit friends he ends up all bummed out. But he has great stories. I'm still in semi-awe that he knows Seth Brigahm from back in the day.

Also, I have it on good authority that the poodle is usually dyed with jello and/or kool-aide. I cannot reveal my source. :)
Apr. 11th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
even if it is the ol' Manic Panic - they are pretty harmless & safe, so what gives? 'Speshly when puppy is doing a community service too.. I can think of far worse travesties against animals...big fat arsed western tourists riding around the Angkor Temples on elephants for one.... walk you lazy fucks - you may actually learn something by getting up close rather than going past & taking a snapshot..& don't get me started on the shit I saw happening in China..... bits of animals I never wanted to see dispalyed let alone displayed as items to chuck on your DIY kebab.....
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
*shakes head* and *shrugs*
The number of brightly dyed poodles I've seen in my lifetime . . . well, it's a lot.
Grooming contests (at Groomer's conventions) frequently include fancy dye. Example: the winner of a recent contest did a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey. Yes, in dyed-and-trimmed dog hair! Now that looks ridiculous!

I suspect in this Colorado case, Animal Control felt they had to follow up due to citizen complaints. Which doesn't make it 'right': those damn ignorant citizen need to get their facts straight before they complain; they need to complain directly to the 'offender' instead of going over her head; and Animal Control needs to remember to turn their brain switches to On when they investigate.

My, I've a bit of a dander up ...
Apr. 12th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
Both Joy Douglas and Cici the poodle work two blocks over from where I work. I used to see that woman and her poodle around town pretty regularly, until she got ticketed and I haven't seen her since. (Could be because I've been working long hours and haven't been out and about myself.)

Boulder's odd about their animal protection laws. In Boulder, you're not considered a pet owner. You're an animal guardian, for example.

I personally think there's nothing wrong with that woman using vegetable dye on her dog. The dog always seems happily oblivious to the fact that it is pink.
Apr. 12th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Damn silly.
The animal isn't being hurt.
If the animal was being spray painted or marked for a chicken fight or something that's a different story and I'm assuming what the law was about.
Apr. 13th, 2008 02:41 am (UTC)
On topic:

Um, WTF?

Off topic:


had to post this here due to your original posts icon.

Apr. 17th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
cotton candy puppy.

sent an email re: jewels! hope you got it.
Apr. 18th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Did you guys get your wall hanging? I took the lab's address off of the will call postings since I'm always at work during them and according to the delivery confirmation it was delivered yesterday. I just want to make sure you guys got it back safely.
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