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10 June, 2005

Wagging the dog

On 8th June, 7Days headlines a very happy ending for the K9 Friends dog shelter closure-threat saga, complete with photos of some appealing pups.

On 9th June, some bizarre moron signing "Razi, Dubai" writes in to express his displeasure at the sight of the furry friends:

"I am a regular reader of your paper early morning to get to know what is happening around. I felt uncomfortable looking at pictures of dogs in the early morning (K9, June 8).

"Please avoid this. It is no matter that dogs are close to human, they are still animals."

On 10th June, "Janice Jones, Umm Seqeim" replies to the animal-bigot:

"I am a regular reader of your paper early morning to get to know what is happening around. I felt uncomfortable looking at the letter from Razi in the early morning (Letters, June 9) complaining about the pictures of K9 pups.

Please avoid this. It is no matter that Razi is close to human, he still comes across as an offensive idiot."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hilarious response!

What losers get about in this city? 'Idiot' is way too kind a word for such a small minded individual.

Surely the editors wet themselves laughing when they read the Razi letter and only published it for a laugh?!

11 June, 2005 13:37  
Blogger desi nashaa in toronto said...


That response in itself deserves the Pullitzer!! Well Done!

11 June, 2005 20:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someday i will go to the gulfnews offices and gather all the old letters to the editor and publish a book of the best ones. if there's anything that will cheer me up, it's reading the letters section. i'll never forget the guy who wrote in complaining about the roads being wet from the grass sprinklers and getting his car dirty, presumably after his sri lankan maid washed it at 5 am!

12 June, 2005 09:30  
Blogger Emirati said...

While the origional comment was stupid, it was A tad bit too harsh and emotional reply from our dog-kissing friend.

14 June, 2005 21:33  
Blogger secretdubai said...

There were several more anti-Razi letters in 7Days today. It really is an odd thing to write into a paper complaining about pictures of animals. It's not like bloodshed, or nudity, or deformity. They were cute pups!

14 June, 2005 21:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi.first would say thanks k9 best regards secret dubai,and i wish if u can post more pic of dogs cats in any newspaper or magazins couse seing animalas morning makes my day full of love and happyness and i feel that human still have an honest freind can die for them no mater if were good to them or not and hopfuly dont post non human letter as razi such big shame he does he's soks

08 December, 2006 04:50  

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