Sunday, September 18, 2005
They're real, and they're fantastic
A couple of readers have asked me if the recently unveiled papal merchandise is really for sale. Let me assure you, it is not a hoax, a scam or a joke. The items are being sold through Cafepress.com, a reputable company that I myself have made purchases from. After you select an item to buy, the web site will guide you through your payment and delivery options, and then the item will be quickly produced and shipped to you. And all Pug Life goods feature a 30-day money-back guarantee. These products feature a beautiful portrait of Pope Pius Pug taken during his 2004 trip to the Holy Land. It was during this visit that he issued his historic apology on behalf of several dog breeds -- including Rottweilers, weimaraners and Italian greyhounds -- for their complicity in the persecution of Jewish tabby cats during World War II.