December 3, 2009

It's shocking... little Alfie is the victim of discrimination!

In this sometimes harsh world, where we have racism, homophobia, sexism, xenophobia, ageism, and more ism`s, there is another evil to add to the list... Havaneseism!

Today I was looking for 2010 calendars - in the bookstore, in the pet store, and then online at, and yes I was looking for Alfie-esque Havanese calendars in among the pet calendars.

So all I can say is... what the hell! Not a damn Havanese calendar anywhere. I saw calendars for retrievers, pugs, Maltese, Scotties, poodles, schnauzers, collies, and tons more. Even the hated pit bulls have calendars. Friggin` dachshund calendars everywhere. Themed calendars like cute dogs or sleeping dogs or rescue dogs or dogs in costumes. And still not a damn Havanese calendar anywhere. Some breeds have a menu of calendars; not only are there Chihuahua calendars, there are calendars for tea cup Chihuahuas and puppy Chihuahuas. And don`t get me started about the calendars for Schnoodles and Goldendoodles -- sure they`re cute, but those are not real breeds people! And they get a damn calendar.

The only Havanese stuff to be found is a few things from a rescue society in the US; in among the usual pet stores and book stores there is nothing, nada, zip; for those of us with Havanese pooches, we are missing out on tons of branded knick knacks and assorted crap; for the vendors, you are missing out on sales.

So is this just a missed opportunity, a case of an uncommon breed not yet on publishers` radar, or is there something darker and more sinister here. Are Havanese too cute, too Cuban, too irresistible... Oliver Stone would see a conspiracy. Glenn Beck would see discrimination and an attack. Then again, they are both raving idiots... still calendar people, you could have had my dollars today!


Annie (Lady M) x said...

Let's fight this discrimination together.
We can make a Havanese calendar featuring Alfie and then take on all the shops who have left him out in the cold!

Derek Cromwell said...

I've always been uneasy with those smaller dogs, especially that breed with their tiny little black eyes leering at you from behind the fluffs of hair on their face. I always feel like I'm being judged... I have a hard enough time looking in the mirror without thinking "you naughty bastard!"

I can't fathom such harsh judgment every time I cross off a day

Brahm said...

Annie - fabulous idea, I actually am going to look at custom calendars.

Derek - true enough, they are judging you, the question is, are you passing or failing? I fail a bit with Alfredo, pretty high expectations there!!!

marymac said...

Or what about the Havanese Rescue calendar- good cause and all:

(plus 'hav to hav it' is a way cute name...)

Normally, America is nowhere near as cool as Canada- but our amazon does have one that benefits Havanese Club of America:

Needless to say, the "ALL ALFIE" calendar would be superior!

Havanese yourself a Merry Little Christmas!


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