First there was the story about beer and
elephants, then about camels, then about pigs, then about bears, and
now finally one about dogs.
Yes, the story about mad elephants on the rampage, tearing down
grass shacks in India to get at the locals home-brew was wild, and the
one about the camel eating the cake and drinking all the beer at a
Middle Eastern wedding was strange, the piece about the beer-swilling
pigs at the Australian pub was a howl, and the one about the bear
breaking into a cabin and smashing open a few dozen cans of beer and
drinking the contents (the owners returned home to find the beer passed
out—stay away from a hungover bear, baby!) was funny, but now man’s
best friend gets in on the act.
Dutch pet shop owner Terry Berenden has decided that her tired
hunting dogs should get a refreshing cold one after turning in a good
hunt, just like their master. As she sat on the veranda of an Austrian
hunting lodge sipping one with her fellow hunters, she realized her
Weimaraners deserved to unwind a little bit, too.
Now, it’s clear that drunk elephants, drunk pigs, drunk camels and
drunk bears could be a problem. But imagine intoxicated pit bulls,
running free in the streets. Happy drunks we’d hope, but one sure way
to keep them and the humans around safe is to remove the alcohol. So
the pooches are getting a canine form of O’Doul’s…non-alcoholic brew.
Maybe it should be called “O’Dogs”, but it’s actually on the market as
“Kwispel”—in Dutch, it means “Wagging the Tail”.
It’s made by a Dutch brewery from beef extract and malt. How does it
taste? Don’t know yet, but it’s fit for humans, of course, if they want
to shell out $2.14 for a bottle.