As a male dog, I must say I'm very proud of my masculinity and all that comes with it. I demonstrate testosterone-filled behavior all the time by marking my territory, sniffing bitches (a.k.a. female dogs) booties, humping both humans and dogs, and licking my private parts, as often a possible. That's what we male dogs do.
So what I don't understand is why you humans insist on "neutering" us. You know, cutting off our family jewels so we no longer have the desire to roam the neighborhood in search of female companionship. That's harsh. And you wonder why we hump your friends' legs when you have them over for dinner. You know what they say . . . "what goes around comes around."
My human mom tried to explain the benefits of being neutered to me, but I wasn't buying it. Basically, she says that while it does cut down on testosterone levels, thus squelching my desire to seek out female dogs in heat, it is also supposed to dramatically reduce the risk of prostate diseases, including cancer. Intellectually, I know this is a good thing but, emotionally, I just can't quite wrap my paws around this one. But what's a dog to do?
All this said, here's my point. If I'm not mistaken, human males also suffer from prostate cancer. Correct? And don't they too frequently go in search of female companionship? So, how many of those guys do you see walking around without their family jewels in tact?
Another of Max's Musings.
Max Schultz was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives with his mother and bird brethren in New York City where he has become quite famous and is often referred to as the Mayor of 57th Street. A mixed breed, his friends and family have decided to create a new breed - the Terradoodle - to define the undefinable. Max's Musings is a regular blog intent on sharing a wise dog's perspective on life.