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Can A Poodle Be Possessed?

December 19, 2011
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I like paranormal stuff. I admit that I watch everything from Celebrity Ghost Stories to Ghost Hunters.  I think it fascinates me because I can’t decide if all this stuff is real or not.  However, I draw the line on possessions.  I know that people swear by demon possessions, and I know from possession-believers that demons  can not only give people colorful personalities but they can make them do things they would normally not do — like murder. One time, I saw this religious show on Sunday morning, and the animated preacher estimated that more than half the people in prison were there because the devil lived inside of them forcing them to do terrible things.  I’m not sure, but I don’t think that argument would work with the parole board.

If I think about this eerie topic, I have to admit that I can understand why a demon would go after a person. It’ a convenience thing.  No demon is going to get the trust of anyone if he walks around showing off those horns and red eyes; he needs a disguise if he is to create his world of evil. However, if he takes over — say, a 14-year-old girl named Regan, he is almost invincible. I don’t care how much green pea vomit she spits out, she is still a little girl and people will love her. They don’t want her living with them, but they still love her.

I think some people take the devil thing too far. For instance, I have a tough time believing that a demon, any demon – even a D-list demon, would possess a poodle. Yes, you read right – a poodle.  It seems that a woman in Canada wrote a book about the demon possession of her dog, Princess.  In the book, she details out why she knows her poodle was possessed and how the demon eventually pushed Princess down the steps and killed her.  (I know I have a hard time not snickering too.)

This is my problem with the pooch possession.  If this poodle was truly possessed by one demon, I have to face the fact that my one dog is possessed by a fleet of demons. That is the only explanation that I have on her behavior. Also,  if a demon is going to possess a dog, why pick a poodle? Who fears poodles?  Any demon worth his salt would pick a Rottweiler or a Pit Bull or something like that. Poodles don’t exactly look as if they scream “I am taking you to hell with me.” They look more like they scream, “Oh, I need a new diamond collar and a sweater.”

Anyway, back to the devil poodle book which is entitled, Paranormal Pooch. May I just say here that what really ticks me off about this book is not the obvious exploitation of the dead Princess, but the fact that I didn’t think of this idea first. This woman is probably raking in a truckload of dough because once readers get through the book, their paranormal experience is not done. No, this woman — this marketing genius, had the brilliant idea to start a site where people could buy energy pendants which shield both the humans in their lives and their pets from the attack of the devil.  Yes,  $197 buys you a human pendant for your neck and $189 buys you a collar pendant for your pup which will keep you safe from demon possession.

So, here we have it: anti-possession pendants. Yes, it’s fair to say this world is truly teetering on the edge of total insanity. But look on the bright side, if you buy a pendant, you might still be crazy but the chances of you and your dog needing an exorcism are slim.  That is sort of comforting, right?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/possessed-poodle

 

Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of HumorOutcasts.com (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books (HOPress-Shorehousebooks.com). As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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8 Responses to Can A Poodle Be Possessed?

  1. Deb Martin-Webster
    December 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    LOL possessed poodle and $189 collar pendant for your pooch to keep away evil demons. . . what happened to a bunch of garlic and and a bottle of whiskey!! It worked to keep my ex-husband away. Funny story Donna!!!

    • December 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      And that ex never comes by. I will write to this chick and tell her your formula for success!

  2. December 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Anti-possesion pendants. That’s frigging genius. True story, a hundred million years ago when I used to own my metaphysical bookstore I produced an in-house product line of magical bath salts I made myself. And didn’t do too badly with at the time. One of the more popular ones were the Money-Making/Prosperity ones. One day a customer came in, picked some up and we proceeded to begin with the transaction. He asked me “Do these work?” Just before he paid for them. Without thinking I blurted out “Well, you’re buying them, aren’t ya?” He looked at me a sec, then stared to laugh, and yes he did buy them. (Although they weren’t a gyp, I did make them and make them with the proper ingredients and essential oils and infused them with the appropriate energy/intent and I had quite a few people come and say after they’d used them they had luck at bingo and the casino and that sort of thing. Just sayin’)

    • December 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm

      make some for me! I will buy them. LOL I mean it.

  3. December 20, 2011 at 2:04 am

    It sounds as if this woman might just be pulling the wool over people’s eyes with her story. Mind you, my aunt had a toy poodle when I was growing up, and this dog used to jump up and lay on your lap. If you went to touch it though, you were likely to lose a finger as it snapped at you. That dog definitely had a touch of the devil in it.

    A few weeks ago we were out in the country and having lunch in an old pub. I took several photos, but when I got them home, one had a woman in it that definitely looks unreal and ghostly, and I don’t remember anyone being in the picture. What do you think http://www.delovesto.com/2011/11/did-we-take-a-photograph-of-a-ghost-at-the-weekend/ If you click on the photos you can see the full size originals. It’s definitely creepy.

    • December 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

      okay, that was creepy! Wow. You should send that in to Ghost Hunters Int’l or some other paranormal show. One time I had a photographer come to my house to take photos of my daughter. She kept delaying sending me the proofs. Finally, she told me that in each proof, there is a bright light behind my daughter. She took it to the lab to see if the film or her camera was damaged. No one could find any reason for the light. It was the oddest thing.

  4. December 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Very clever, very funny. I need to submit something to you; I will after Christmas.

    Have a great holiday!

    Landon

    • December 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Landon, you too have a wonderful holiday. We will be here!



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