As rugs go, it was fine—it’s just
That, well, it says “IN DOG WE TRUST”
And so, of course, we feel we must
So place your bid—support the cause,
The money helps our pals with paws
And folks just love the rug with flaws,
Let’s face it.
I love this story. The Pinellas County (FL) Sheriffs Office bought themselves a new rug, with an image of the Sheriffs badge on it. A couple of months after installing it, someone noticed that it said “In Dog We Trust”, which they are kindly labeling a “typo” (to me, it seems much more that someone succumbed to an obvious and overwhelming temptation). Once the story hit the news, the Sheriffs office was inundated with requests to buy the rug, so they have put it up for auction, with 100% of the winning bid going to a local dog shelter. (photos of the rug at the link, too!)
The rug, when new, cost $500. The current bid, as of this writing, is $2675, with 5 days left to bid. This makes me happy (for the dogs, mostly), but it means the rug is already out of my price range. So if any of my readers were wondering what they, as self-made millionaires (or you could have inherited it, I really don’t mind), want to buy me for a late cephalopodmas gift, now you know.
Update: overnight, the bid took a bit of a jump, and it is now at $5100! People like dogs ten times as much as gods, apparently.