“Jon & Kate Plus 8”: Who let the dogs out?

Remember a few weeks ago how animal rights activists were up in arms about Jon Gosselin’s People interview?

The Gosselins hit the road.

The Gosselins hit the road.

In it he said the family’s two German Shepherd puppies, Shoka and Nala, were pretty much abused by the kids.

“Those kids beat them up, climb on them, pull their tails, bite at them, drag them around and everything you can imagine not to do to an animal, they’ve done,” he said.

Despite the protests from the local Pennsylvania Humane Society, I think most people realize the kids are just being kids – they’re not deliberately trying to be mean.

But when you hear their mother (that’s Kate Gosselin) utter what she uttered during the (90 minute!) “American Chopper” episode, you start to wonder if maybe these dogs would be better off with another family.

What did she say? Take a look (start at about 4:15):

“Put them in their crate,” Kate instructs Jon (who else?). “That’s where dogs belong.”

Look, we know Kate is a total control freak. But it seems to me that Kate didn’t get the puppies (I can’t say “purchase,” because we know this was just one of many free perks the family receives) simply to be pets for the kids.  They’re German Shepherds, for heaven’s sake. HELLO! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) They are there to protect and guard the family and the property – and to keep the paparazzi at bay, I’m sure. I wonder how that’s working out…

Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice that TLC edited this particular comment of hers right out of last night’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” version of the “American Chopper” visit. Geez, I wonder why. In the meantime, I have to wonder if Kate ever actually listens to what comes out of her mouth. Does she realize how she comes across? And does she actually believe what she’s saying?

Yeah, I think she does.

1 Comment

  1. September 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

    […] given how they were treated (by Kate at least) – not to mention all of the pulling, tugging and probing by the children – I think Shoka and Nala will be better […]


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