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Man's best friends 'dogcupy' city

  • 'Dogcupy Portland' hopes to win more hearts and minds
  • One pooch wears a protest sign: 'Tax the big dogs'

On the same day that GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters to get a job and take a bath, some of man's best friends and their owners were taking to the streets in Portland, Oregon to stage a 'Dogcupy' protest. Hmmm ... wonder what the smell of a wet dog might add to a tent?

Organizer Jessie Sponberg told KGW that they wanted to show solidarity with the 'Occupy Portland' movement and at the same time, "win a couple more hearts and a couple more minds in a nice peaceful way plus get exercise for the dogs." 

Some of the 'Dogcupiers' wore their own little canine signs to protest recent police responses to camps. Quigley's sign said "Police need to wag more."

Posing in front of a security guard, one side of Flash's sign read, "I'm more of a person than a corporation." On the other side it said, "Move your bones to a credit union."

Little Higgins even came with goggles around his neck to protect against possible pepper spray. You can see more of their outfits on the Portland Mercury's blog: Blogtown.

According to the Dogcupy Facebook page, there will be another peaceful, puppy-friendly protest on November 26.




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