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Friday, November 18, 2011

Bay Area Gay Dog Owners: Will Someone Please Throw Them a Bone?

Posted By on Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM

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Only hours remain until the Meetup.com group Bay Area Gay Dog Owners disappears forever.

The group's name alone has kept us asking the same question: Are the dogs gay, or just the dog owners? After a cursory investigation, we learned that, in many cases, owners were honestly convinced their canines were barking up the same tree.

How sweet.

But this quirky group of dog lovers has been leaderless for several weeks now, and Meetup.com is warning the group that it could be shut down if no one steps up as organizer. Yesterday, members were alerted by e-mail that they had 24 hours to find a leader or risk losing this social outlet for gay pups.

This potential crisis poses yet another question: What qualifications are needed to oversee a bunch of gay dogs and their owners?

We might not ever find out -- ever since the initial announcement, it's been unusually quiet on the BAGDO message board. Only member Michael Murphy wrote to invite others to defect to his own group, the San Francisco Upper Douglass Dog Park Meetup, an all-inclusive dog hangout.

We'll miss BAGDO -- the fascinating, only-in-San Francisco, group. So we ask: Won't someone throw these gay pups a bone before it's too late?

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