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Pittsburgh Man Thinks He's a Dog, Goes By Name 'Boomer'
Good Morning America ^ | | Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:34 AM EST | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES

Posted on 11/12/2013 1:16:24 PM PST by BenLurkin

Born Gary Matthews, the retired technology worker and a self-confessed "nerd" thinks he is a dog. The 48-year-old wears a dog collar, eats dog food from a bowl — his favorite is Pedigree – and loves milk bones and dog cookies.

"I don't eat dog food every day," Matthews told ABCNews.com "It's a special thing for me to do once in awhile to get closer to feeling like a canine. I eat the canned kind. It's not bad -- it tastes OK. I eat regular human food, too, like pizza."

But he has the most fun wearing his dog suit, code-named "Papey," because he made it from shredded paper. He wanders around the streets of his hometown Pittsburgh, barking at cars and digging holes in the backyard.

(Excerpt) Read more at gma.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Hobbies; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: disorders; dogman; dogs; mandog; nutjob; pittsburgh; psychology
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1 posted on 11/12/2013 1:16:24 PM PST by BenLurkin
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2 posted on 11/12/2013 1:16:43 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Sounds like a Furry.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 1:17:59 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: BenLurkin
Born Gary Matthews, the retired technology worker and a self-confessed "nerd" thinks he is a dog. The 48-year-old wears a dog collar, eats dog food from a bowl — his favorite is Pedigree – and loves milk bones and dog cookies.

Gee, I hope I get to retire at age 48!

4 posted on 11/12/2013 1:18:14 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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5 posted on 11/12/2013 1:18:42 PM PST by OB1kNOb (If govmt is stockpiling guns, ammo, food, & meds, don't you think it's a good idea to do the same?)
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To: BenLurkin

I demand to see your papers!


6 posted on 11/12/2013 1:18:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin

Is this some kind of Gregor Samsaesque statement about what it was like to work for his company?


7 posted on 11/12/2013 1:19:20 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Alex Murphy

Can I ask a stupid question? How is this any different than males who feel that they are females, and vice versa? WE are lectured by liberals about the “trans-whatever” peoples, and that we have to be liberal towards demands such as allowing biological males into female locker rooms if such person self-identifies as female.

So, is it a stretch that a person feels that they are really not a human, but are a different species???


8 posted on 11/12/2013 1:20:08 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BenLurkin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

One girlfriend I had thought I was a dog.


9 posted on 11/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: steelhead_trout
Sounds like a Furry.

Yup! He is:

Matthew has never dated and has no interest in marriage or children. "I have good friends and I substitute friendship for anything closer than that," he said. He also belongs to a group called "furries" – people who dress like animals and meet at clubs around the world. "I have a group of fans, people who perform as mascots – they are a nerdy group like trekkies and like dog play," he said.

10 posted on 11/12/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: BenLurkin

that’s ok Boomer. most good doggies just love pizza anyway


11 posted on 11/12/2013 1:22:18 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: BenLurkin

Will the Senate protect him from discrimination? ENDA for furries.


12 posted on 11/12/2013 1:22:34 PM PST by RginTN
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To: BenLurkin

I hope he stays away from the cops!


13 posted on 11/12/2013 1:22:55 PM PST by ohiobushman
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To: BenLurkin

14 posted on 11/12/2013 1:23:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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15 posted on 11/12/2013 1:24:16 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/dog.wav


16 posted on 11/12/2013 1:24:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Spruce

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17 posted on 11/12/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement o"Bustid"f fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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He best be staying away from the police. Many seem to have a taste for shooting dogs.


18 posted on 11/12/2013 1:27:27 PM PST by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: BenLurkin

Stay away from police officers.


19 posted on 11/12/2013 1:27:29 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Alex Murphy

Some people will do anything for an ObamaCare waiver!


20 posted on 11/12/2013 1:28:05 PM PST by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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