A lot of couples role play in marriage. This Los Angeles couple takes it to the next level: trans-dog. This is another instance where South Park predicted the future. In the 2005 episode Mr. Garrison’s Fancy New Vagina, Mr. Garrison gets a vagina, Kyle gets surgery to become tall and black, and Gerald undergoes surgery to become a dolphin. The desire to become a dolphin began when Gerald, after assisting his son in becoming black, decides to take his love of dolphins to the extreme. “Tony Bark” doesn’t go as far to undergo cosmetic surgery yet she nonetheless engages in serious role play believing she is one with the pack. Her husband/handler is entirely supportive of her being trans-dog.
Playing fetch on all fours might seem like an unusual activity for an adult, but one man who identifies as a dog says it has brought [her] closer to [her] husband.
Tony McGinn, known as ‘Tony Bark’ to his friends, says [she] has been into animal role-play [her] entire life, and refers to [herself] as a ‘human pup’.
The 30-year-old, who was born female and is transgender, is supported by [her] husband and ‘handler’ Andrew who accompanies [her] to regular play dates with other role-players in their hometown of Los Angeles.
Tony said: ‘To me a dog is everything pure in the world. Dogs experience the world through a lens of pure joy that I don’t think other animals have.
‘A lot of little kids like to play like they’re a dog and most of them grow out of it. I just never grew out of that.
‘And now in my adult life, in my relationships, it’s a way for me to feel vulnerable and exposed and close to my partner. It’s a very intimate thing.
‘Imagine if the easiest way to delight your partner is you just throw a ball across the room. Relationships wouldn’t fail anymore if that’s all you had to do.’
Andrew added: ‘I hang out and I provide him with lots of attention and tell him he is a good boy. That’s basically 90 percent of it.
[She] maintains that [her] pastime remains an entirely innocent hobby.
‘For me it’s not sexual but it’s still a form of intimacy because it is a vulnerable place,’ he said. ‘It’s a bit of a power dynamic that puts Andrew in charge and I enjoy that.’
Andrew added: ‘We don’t make it sexual but I have nothing against those who do.’
The most surprising aspect about this story is the lack of sexual component. And while the article views this as role play, who is to say that this won’t be taken as seriously as her claiming to be a man is. After all, in 2005, South Park portrayed both transgenderism, transracism, and transpeciesism as equally insane. No longer is it viewed as such. It’s actually a little relieving that British clickbait tabloid, Daily Mail did not legitimize it to the extent in which they glamorized it. It is also good that in 2018, society hasn’t legitimized being trans-dog yet. Matt Walsh brought a refreshing tweet on the loop this person has created:
If she, as a male dog, begins to identify as a female dog, and then the female dog identifies as a female person, the loop will be closed and a blackhole will open and obliterate the solar system.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) October 13, 2018
Increasingly in our society, people don’t want to grow up and aren’t being told no. This is how a thirty year old woman ends up thinking she’s a dog. At the end of the day, people need to hear the truth, and every hobby necessitates moderation. Taking a hobby this far can be of no benefit to mental health. but I suppose the same can be said about transgenderism.
Related: Predictable: Man becomes woman for cheaper car insurance.