So apparently, people around the world have some fetishes and or rituals that I had NO IDEA existed. And of course, Americans made a television series about it. Followers, I present to you...
TABOO on the National Geographic Channel!
The picture is a link too, for all you inquisitive types.
For those who don't care to take the jump, Taboo covers topics that are.... wait for it.... taboo. Like, drug use, bizarre burial rituals, crazy kids, etc.
And then there's an episode entitled "Private Passions."
Yeah. That's a dominatrix chick totally walking a human being LIKE A DOG because "Tyke" likes to be a DOG for most of his daily life.
So Tyke (who is a female) dresses up in leather clothes and that leather... mask.... thing... and crawls around on all fours in their apartment. She also eats out of a dog bowl, sleeps in a cage and chases balls. In watching the show, though, I never heard her bark or see her take a crap outside.
I think she mentioned that being a dog made her feel safe or something?
And her owner, or whatever she is, is totally down for all of it, because I think she is a closet dominatrix. For real. She makes comments about how they met and what kind of arrangement they have, which just gets weirder and weirder.
So yeah. I'm sitting on the couch, mouth agape, flabbergasted out of my mind, and here come my kids. Of course!
Now, the episode was about half over, and the two do not have a sexual relationship, and I always encourage my kids to learn about different people, cultures, etc. So I let them watch the rest of it with me. When it was over, the questions began...
"MOM!! WHY does she want to be a PUPPY?"
"Where did she get that mask thing?"
"Can she BREATHE in it?"
"Why does she sleep in a cage?"
"Is her owner nice to her?"
And... wait for it....
"CAN I BE A DOG FOR THE REST OF THE DAY?!"
That came from the He-Child. Before you even ask, yes, he was a puppy for the rest of the day. And the next day. AND THE NEXT.
His name was Spot.
I did not buy him a leather muzzle.
I had to address him as Spot, and he answered me in bark. I petted him but did not let him eat from a dog bowl. And yes, he used the human facilities and not the back yard because yeah I will encourage my kids to explore stuff but not LIKE THAT.
So he was a puppy for a couple of days.
And I'm hooked on a new t.v. show.....
*All photos courtesy of National Geographic blah blah blah They're not mine.*