Dog Wearing a Hotdog Suit Eats a Hotdog, Because the World Is a Great Place

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterMay 6, 2013

Image via @AdamRubinESPN
Image via @AdamRubinESPN

A dog in a hotdog outfit eating a hotdog—so meta, man.

This pug is a hipster—the most adorable hipster ever but a hipster nonetheless. Spied on the big screen at an Atlanta Braves game this weekend, this little guy was clearly making a statement about the impermanence of life in an ever-shifting food chain, and the metaphorical “dog-eat-dog” world we live in where everyone truly has to make it on their way alone.

Or it’s just a dog that was stuffed in a bulky hotdog outfit, brought to “Bark in the Park” and fed a foot of shriveled stadium meat because—oh!—the irony! (via The Big Lead, @AdamRubinESPN.)

In truth, this is what pugs were made for—to hang out in public, looking insufferably precious in ridiculous dog outfits that people for some reason paid money for. Footlong Freddy here (as I will be referring to him exclusively, henceforth) was one of many dogs in attendance at Sunday’s “Bark in the Park” game at Turner Field between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Mets.

“Canine tickets” for the event sold out, and thankfully, no animals stormed the field and defecated midgame to the sound of Yakety Sax.

Bark in the Park day is an exclusive club. You cannot just show up looking un-groomed or slacking on team spirit. B-in-the-P rules state—very clearly, might I add—that only dogs who are up-to-date on vaccinations, aren’t overly aggressive and who most importantly “are Braves fans” are allowed.

Footlong Freddy (who appears to be a pug) is in good shape on all these fronts, but I will say his owners probably aren’t going to win any PETA awards. Park rules also state that dogs with short muzzles and who are prone to heat exhaustion (i.e. pugs) probably aren’t the best candidates for a 1:30 p.m. game at the ballpark.

But if your girlfriend stuffs them in a goofy hotdog outfit and feeds them beef-stick, the cuteness counteracts the humidity and the dog remains cool—like a hotdog dog should be.*



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