Frisky Hate Mail: Treating Men Like Dogs

We get a lot of mail from readers, some insanely flattering, some helpful (thanks for doing a little free copy-editing for us, guys!), and plenty of nasty hate mail. With that in mind, we’re going to post some of the best reader mail we get from time to time, because we totally appreciate that you even take the time to write!

From: [email protected]
Sent: Tue 12/30/2008 9:28 PM

“Your recent article entitled ‘Eight Signs Your Man May Be Depressed’ sounds more like advice to females concerning their depressed pet dog rather than male spouse. Since it also appears your website encourages consulting the Astro Guide for marital and dating guidance, rather than the sound advice of a marriage counselor, pastor, priest, or rabbi, I am suggesting that your editor change the totally worthless and misleading content of your website to one with greater moral substance and sound spiritual counseling.”

Are you talking smack about Yale, American, and George Washington Universities? That’s where writer and licensed clinical psychologist (the one behind the article you mentioned), Dr. Andrea Bonior, got her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology. But you’re right, her suggestions do work for dogs too. Lucca was super depressed last week because of the holidays (seasonal depression, you know), and I tried some of Dr. Bonior’s advice. This week my girl is doing cartwheels!