Thursday, August 14, 2008

shocking news - swimmers shave chests

Well I was planning to take myself off to the land of my ancestors for some competition (see post below) but some things came to my attention by way of my feast-tastic pal, Stanislaw. Here he is:

Almost as handsome as I am, huh? Well, he shared some news with me. In his comment in the last post, he said -and I quote - "you won't even need to shave your chest!" WHAT?!?! Swimmers have to shave their chests?!?!


Why does this bother me so much? Let me share. Those who have been around a while know how proud I am of my exceptional masculinity. Wally T. even called me the "manliest dog on the internets" which I still repeat to myself every night before I go to sleep. Anyway, one of my most masculine traits that I am particularly proud of is my CHEST HAIR! Here a picture where you can see it in all its incredible glory:

Please ignore the mullet - that's why I never let Massah near me with a scissors any more, EVER. Anyway, did you see my chest hair?!?! There are so many manly chest hairs that I cannot even count them! There's probably 5 or maybe 7 of them?! Impressive, huh?! I have given it a lot of thought, but there is just no way I can get rid of those. So with great regret I must say: I respectfully withdraw my offer of assistance to the US Olympic Swim Team. I want to apologize to Michael Phelps especially, because I know he was really counting on the boost I would have provided. But rest assured I'll be cheering him on from my couch in the corn country.

Go USA! You can do it! Even without me there!


Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

LOL--You are soo funny. Maybe you shoild consider cycling-- my dad shaves his legs-- and it seemed our cycling team could'a used some help!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Tad!
I am so sad to hear you will not be taking part of the Olimpics! But I know how proud you are of your hairy chest!
Maybe for London you change your mind!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

We had great hopes for you bringing home gold, but totally understand how you want to keep your individualness. Stand on your principles.

MJ's doghouse said...

that was a close one tadpole..imagine if you got all the way to bejing and suddenly they sat you down and shaved your chest...that would have been so traumatic...anyhow they didnt so we will just have to use you somewhere where your hairiness is maybe you could be a rower....and you could bring some of your fave doggys with you

Ruby Bleu said...

I bet your chest hair would grow back. Seriously, I think you missed a great opportunity.

Oh well, there is always London!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Peanut said...

I think you made the best decision. I really do.

Mack said...

I bet if you shaved your chest, the hair would grow back thicker!

Petra said...


I am in shock.

Stanislaw said...

Hey Tadmeister. I didn't mean to mock your chest hairs. I mean, I get my chest and belly shaved and I think it's rather swell. But I can see why you're so proud of them. And yes, they do make you devastatingly manly. Even beastly.

No hard feelings?

Suki Sumo said...

Earth to Tad! If you shave your chest the hairs come back stronger. My aunti Maui told me all about it and she's a cosmo-tologist!

Asta said...

Oh Tad..What loss fow the team..I don't know how they can do wifout you
smoochie kisses

Joe Stains said...

well, now I see why you withdrew, I was confused after reading Petra's blog.

Now I also see why Fig was laughing so hard.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tadpole! You have really nice chest hair. I can see why you would not want to shave it off. XOXO Peanut

Cassidy said...

I hope the team can carry on without you Tad. Have you seen how well us Brits are doing? Amazing!

Cassidy x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh... Well i think you should keep your chest hair...
You'll do a pawsome job cheering them from the sofa

~ Girl girl

Poppy said...

You would have been great on that swim team! But I bet you could join anyway--all you need is one of those full body swimsuits.


Stanley said...


I have MISSED YOU, buddy! Sorry I haven't been around much, but I'm back now and trying to catch up on your scoop!

Pawsonally, I think you should have gone ahead and swam WITH your chest hair intact. Who says you HAVE to shave? I and every other dog on the internets would mourn the loss of your chest hair, but would have LOVED to see you in the pool at the Water Cube!

I'm going to catch up on all you've been doing, man. Give my love to Massah & Figgles!

Goober love & smooches,

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

Oh my Taddy, you do have a few chest hairs there...Who would have known...
Ozzie & Rocky
P.S. How 'bout that U.S. Swim Team. They were PAWSOME!

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Stanislaw said...

We miss you Tadmeister. What have you been up to?

Huskee Boy said...

Oh wow.. you must have imparted your skills to Michael Phelps.. He did really well at the Olympics. I hope he shared his medals with you?
And ermmm.. your chest hair is very manly indeed, if I may say so.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hi Taddy, where have you been? we love reading about you. We are new around DWB and we would like to be your friends. Pawsonally, I think you were right to stick to your gus,uh,in this case,chest hairs. You totally would have won all the gold. Come and see us,ok?
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie(the mom)

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

that was stick to your guns not gus. Sometimes the keys stick!