That's a headline for you. One wonders if the dog became clinically depressed upon realization that it's a poodle, or that it was owned by Chirac?
Turns out that it wasn't even a standard Poodle, it was a Maltese. Essentially, the former President of France was mauled by a dog weighing all of 10 lbs.
In our neck of the woods, that's known as a Kickabout.
And how do you determine that a dog is “clinically depressed”? Or is this just a vet's euphemism for “rich, gullible owner”?
I can hear the session with the dog and pet psychiatrist now:
“ So, Sumo, tell me, vhat hav you been doing lately, ya?”
“ Gee, doc, I just don't have the energy to even bark at the mailman anymore, My life is just a dreary round of naps, rotten food, and being forced to ride around with that moron Chirac. I swear, if he calls me 'bitsy-bookums' one more time, I'm gonna snap out. I mean really snap out. Then we'll see who's the master. You'll see. They're all gonna see....”
(Thanks to James Taranto's Best of the Web)