Life Imitates a Simpsons’ Episode – A Continuing Series


Jacques Chirac, former president of France, was mauled by his clinically depressed poodle Sumo.  I trust that I speak for all of our contributors and readers when I wish Sumo a rapid recovery.  Hattip to Instapunidit.

9 Responses to Life Imitates a Simpsons’ Episode – A Continuing Series

  1. Rick Lugari says:

    Yes, depression is no laughing matter. Poor puppy dog.

  2. sandysays1 says:

    Ahhh, speaking as another canine, it’s hard not to be depressed if your human is a clown. Particularly if he’s not funny! visit me at

  3. Gerard E. says:

    There appears to be a World Therapeutic Movement. Includes animals. I looked with laffs that the former French P.M. was assaulted by a paranoid pooch. And that the world MSM reported this event with all due seriousness. As though we assume human-like qualities to essentially wild creatures- including this pampered poodle. Not sure if life is imitating the Simpsons. More like life imitating PETA. Or truth far stranger than fiction.

  4. I suppose in France taking the mad dog out to the back pasture for the final coup de grâce is passé.

  5. Donna V. says:

    When I heard “clinically depressed poodle,” the first thing that popped into my head was “DeVillipin mauled Chirac? What crisis provoked that? Was red wine served with the fish?”

  6. cminor says:

    “I wish Sumo a rapid recovery.”
    Uh…who bit who again?

    Is “depressed” the new dog psych term for “dominant aggressive?”
    I’d say a certain former French president and a certain poodle need to go back to obedience training together!

  7. Phillip says:

    Were’s Cruella de Vil when you need her?

  8. Donald R. McClarey says:

    I would defend to the death Sumo from Cruella de Vil, especially since she is a fictional character and therefore the risk of my death would be small indeed. On the other hand, if she came after Chirac….

  9. […] sure who the President of France is since he sent this note to former French President Chirac, and Sumo I do hope you are fully recovered, with this sentiment in it:   ‘I am certain that we will be able to work together, in the […]

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