I have a piece in the NY Times Op-ed today. It adorns letters to the editor about a recent article on the practice of having dogs vocal cords surgically cut so they can't bark. Seems the people who do this are co-op owners who are afraid of complaining neighbors and drug dealers who want silent attack dogs.
Cruel indeed, Although I could see the benefits of the procedure on humans.
The original sketch had both dogs using those talk boxes that throat cancer survivors use to talk, but the art director was concerned about the sensitivity of the topic so we went with thought bubbles instead.