Rene-Charles: NYC: Little Bulldog in the Big CityRene-Charles: NYC: Little Bulldog in the Big City by Evan Cuttic, Ryan Nalls
My rating: 3/5 cats
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on the one hand, yesthis dog is adorable:

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and i’m saying that as someone with a very well-documented stance against animals in clothing.

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i myself have several items of clothing featuring julius the monkey, so i’m powerless against those jammies.

however, i also think that animals, particularly this pup, are cute enough as is without ascribing a whole detailed personality to them, especially a personality that would be tedious in a human, but is nonsensical in a dog. because rené-charles lives up to his prissy name by being a squat little diva who is (apparently) fond of expensive restaurants, fashion, sleeping, and tons of alcohol: vodka, wine, champagne…

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it’s like if ab fab were a dog. and less funny.

isn’t it enough that your dog is cute?

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cute enough to make me tolerate all his little outfits?

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without diminishing that cuteness with captions so ill-suited to a dog?

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or others that are just the laziest generic teen snark?

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or are so dull you wonder why they bothered?

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here, let me remove the captions and we will see an instant improvement:

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better, right?

there were a couple i thought had okay captions. because the contagion is real:

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because of the intensity of that face:

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because the holidays are hard:

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but this is not a book that needs words, and this:

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is a dog with enough natural personality there’s no need to paint him in mediocre sitcom zingers. it would have been a higher star cat-rating if it had just been the pictures. because he’s undeniably precious of face.

oh, and he’s on instagram. naturally.…

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