Skip to comments.Pittsburgh Man Thinks He's a Dog, Goes By Name 'Boomer'
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.
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Sounds like a Furry.
Gee, I hope I get to retire at age 48!
I demand to see your papers!
Is this some kind of Gregor Samsaesque statement about what it was like to work for his company?
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???
One girlfriend I had thought I was a dog.
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.
that’s ok Boomer. most good doggies just love pizza anyway
Will the Senate protect him from discrimination? ENDA for furries.
I hope he stays away from the cops!
He best be staying away from the police. Many seem to have a taste for shooting dogs.
Stay away from police officers.
Some people will do anything for an ObamaCare waiver!
Can his lick his own........?
I like that my dog doesn’t talk much, especially not in a complaining or negative way.
My always talkative cat occasionally says a lot which I’m pretty sure are complaints — but darned if I know just what he is complaining about.
According to the APA, this is normal, and if you don’t think so, you’re a bigot who needs to be arrested.
It’s only a matter of time.
Why oh why couldn’t this be in Cleveland or Philly?
Why oh why couldn’t this be in Cleveland or Philly?
Pittsburgh is a very special place.
But that wouldn't draw near the attention or qualify him for disability payments.
This whole thing reminds me of a Cheech and Chong skit.
Does he get his medical care from a Vet? Isn’t this just a backdoor to not have to sign up for Obamacare?
Damn good question. We recently went through a situation in our company (a different plant, thankfully) where a guy thought he was a gal. I was talking to one of the workers down there and he agreed that it would have been easier to make accommodations for somebody who thought he was Napoleon.
Back before the science of psychiatry went nuts, we identified such people as nuts and treated them accordingly. Now, the inmates are running the asylum.
This dawg, f'rinstance, isn't going to need any special restroom accommodations. Just send him outside to life his leg on a nearby tree.
Yeah, i married a woman from there and in the end she turned out really be a leech.
Better stay away from a Chinese restaurant. He can wind up Young Chow fried rice.
I pass his house at least twice a day. His back yard is maybe a tenth of a mile from my work and very visible. For awhile he ran a pirate radio station but now does mostly internet radio.
From what I understand his parents died and left him a huge trust fund. When things were being settled with attorneys he left the house but set up a microphone that broadcast the meeting on low power FM.
I heard the proceedings at least twice. Supposedly he is set for life.
A very strange person, somewhat reclusive.
HA! I thought of you when I read this!
“Matthew has never dated”
You don’t say.
Yup...I was going to ping.
This will be another “gender” soon, with all sorts of special “protected class” privileges with it.
At least it sounds he is spending his trust fund a little less destructively than the Occupy Wall Street crowd . . .
But you do see him around here. Grocery shopping, walking around without his suit. He used to go to the BP station my oldest son managed a few years ago. I think he sometimes goes to the nearby Beer World that my oldest son now manages. I’ll ask.
I think he should proceed with hormone treatments, and if that goes well, consider a transspeciation operation. I think I read somewhere in the 1,000s of pages of the ACA that it’s covered by taxpayers.
You go, Boomer!!
“Money is not a problem. When his parents died, he inherited their house and they left him a trust fund to live on.”
At least Dog-Man isn’t on the dole like that huge guy who dresses up and acts like a baby.
"I'm my own best friend."
“Can I ask a stupid question? How is this any different than males who feel that they are females, and vice versa?”
You beat me to it.
What you are doing is using a logical principle advanced by Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein. It is a type of defining philosophy. Ol’ Ludwig was an odd fish but his realization that saying “I don’t like you” is the same as saying “I don’t like cabbage” is actually a very useful logical tool. If the left claims that a being whose DNA tells us is a human but thinks he is a dog is crazy then a being whose DNA tells us he is a male but thinks he is a female is also crazy.
He is no crazier than a man who wants to cut off his Penis and have a home made Vagina installed.