Connect with us

Other News

His wife’s a real bitch

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

His wife’s a real bitch | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

Disappointment famously prompts extreme measures in victims. Disappointed of proper stage effects for his fiddling, Nero burned Rome; of artistic ambitions, Van Gogh cut off his ear; and of the American colonies, George III went mad. In Lampang Province, a 39-year-old man disappointed with women fell in love with a real bitch, – a two-year-old poodle named Olé – and married her. The story was told by the bride’s master, identified only as “Uncle Gik”, who gave her away for a bride price of a mere 999 baht. “They love each other a lot,” he said. Uncle Gik said that his dog’s swain, a factory worker whom he called “Pupé”, was staying in his house. “Pupé asked to come live in my house many years ago and has stayed with me since,” he explained. “In return, he helps around the house. He’s an energetic sort, always looking to be helpful.” In Gik’s opinion, women have too often fooled Pupé: “He’s had many girlfriends, who get close to him – to the point of marriage – then make off with his money. He’s lost a lot that way. So he says he’ll have nothing more to do with women.” The plight of Pupé duped by human females apparently excited machinations of a different sort behind the ringlet-framed snout of little Olé. “Pupé came to me recently,” said Uncle Gik, “and confessed that he had been seduced by Olé. She snuggled beside him while he slept, using her tongue to lick his face and body, which aroused him till finally he consummated his passion.” Pupé said he was surprised at the depth of his own emotions: “I feel strange. I love her, and we’re so close – as if in a former existence we were lovers.” Although Thais, especially rural Thais, traditionally regard dogs as unclean – as sinners from a past life forced to go on four legs in this life – Pupé feels no animadversion toward Olé’s present canine status. “At the same time, little Olé undeniably loves Pupé,” said Uncle Gik. “He came, apologizing formally, and tendered 999 baht as a bride price, begging to marry my dog,” Gik said. “I accepted it, because I could see he was being honest. He agreed to take care of her, to feed and shelter her. We arranged a marriage party, then went to make merit, bringing along food for hungry children.” Since then, the old man explained, his new, er, son-in-law shows every sign of being smitten by the blushing bride: “He buys expensive toothpaste to brush her teeth and food supplements to make her fur glow. They spend their time fondly hugging and kissing.” Uncle Gik said news of Olé and Pupé’s wedding elicited considerable consternation among neighbors in the village: “They say it’s unnatural,” he said, “and impossible for man and dog to live together as husband and wife.” Regarding the latter issue, Chiang Mai’s chief veterinary officer in the Provincial Livestock office, Dr Somporn Pornwisetkul, agreed with villagers. “Such a thing seems impossible,” he said, “because men and dogs are wholly different. As far as their sexual relations go, I don’t think there will be any offspring: the two anatomies differ greatly.” He did not, however, rule out the possibility. Asked whether he felt Olé suffered during the sexual congress, Dr Somporn begged not to offer an opinion. Assistant Professor Dr Pairat Preuksachat-Kunakorn, described as an expert in psychiatry, said that “many factors may figure.” “Psychological testing must be performed first, but I would say on the face of it that [this] is somewhat unusual,” he averred. He noted that “such behavior can be either long-term or temporary,” and suggested that “a responsible elder talk [with Pupé] so he understands the consequences, especially the social consequences” of marrying a dog.

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Thai Life

UPDATE: Thai Cabinet approves civil partnership bill

The Thaiger

Published

on

UPDATE: Thai Cabinet approves civil partnership bill | The Thaiger
PHOTO: VOA News

NOTE: Yesterday, The Thaiger referred to the bill as allowing “same sex marriage”. Our headline was incorrect. We have corrected the story with updated information. We apologise for the error. The Thai cabinet yesterday endorsed a bill allowing registration of same-sex couples, as well as legal amendments to ensure same-sex couples have the same rights and privileges as opposite-sex couples. The bill and the amendment will now be put to a vote in the Thai parliament. The government’s deputy spokeswoman says the new Civil Partnership Bill and the amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code will “ensure fairness for people […]

Continue Reading

Thai Life

UPDATE: Thai Cabinet approves civil partnership bill

Jack Burton

Published

on

UPDATE: Thai Cabinet approves civil partnership bill | The Thaiger
PHOTO Gay Star News

The Thai cabinet has today endorsed a bill allowing registration of same-sex couples, as well as legal amendments to ensure same-sex couples have the same rights and privileges as opposite-sex couples. The bill and the amendment will now be put to a vote in the Thai parliament. The government’s deputy spokeswoman says the new Civil Partnership Bill and the amendment to the Civil and Commercial Code will “ensure fairness for people of all gender identification”. The bill defines civil partners as couples born with the same sex. Marriage registration will be available to consenting same-sex couples who are at least […]

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Bangkok’s legendary Scala cinema is closing

Jack Burton

Published

on

Bangkok’s legendary Scala cinema is closing | The Thaiger
PHOTO: Times of India

Bangkok’s venerable Scala cinema announced yesterday that it will stop its movie showing operations and let other businesses rent the venue for their activities or special screenings until the end of 2020, when its land contract expires. Scala, located in Pathumwan district, is the last standalone movie theatre in Bangkok. The 1,000 seat cinema was built in 1969 and named after Milan’s Teatro alla Scala. It’s owned by Apex Group, which used to operate 3 other standalone cinemas in Bangkok: Sala Chalermthai Theatre, which was demolished in 1989; Siam Theatre, which shut down in 2010 after being damaged in a […]

Continue Reading

Trending