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Puppy Love

Last night at a friend's birthday dinner, the conversation somehow came back to the live puppy streaming. Which led me to comment on my thought of buying a puppy next fall instead of a car. Which led someone to suggest that I buy a husband instead, since what I am clearly looking for is love and affection.

Ha.

Anyway, the conversation continued and somehow we came up with a reality TV show. It is a mix of The Bachelorette and Love It Or List It. Except, instead of deciding whether to stay or move, I would be deciding puppy or man. I revisited this conversation with some other friends after church, at which point we arrived on the name Puppy Love and some of the more detailed structure ideas:

I would have one friend (or group of friends/experts) looking to match me with the perfect puppy. And one group looking to match me with the perfect man.

The season would start with the process of finding a group of candidates for both positions, then follow the elimination & final selection. In my mind, I would have a group of let's say...10 candidates for each spot, and every week I would eliminate one puppy and one man.

The season finale would be me, Puppy #1 and the Best Man. Then I would have to pick. Man or Puppy. I could only take one home.


Personally, I think this is the most brilliant reality TV premise I've ever heard of.

Comments

MLW said…
LOL Oh My!!! Man or Beast? What about a list or pros and cons for both? I understand one can get both in one package :-)
nadine said…
Just to reiterate what I said earlier this evening....

BRILLIANT.
Laura J said…
okay, this is AWESOME! I want to be on the man picking side 'cause I'm there already. I think I have some ideas...
paulman said…
I feel objectified.

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