Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Dog People

Cameron and I had an idea for a radio story, in the style of "This American Life." We're thinking of trying to pitch it to them. What do you think? Any other ideas for where we might look to produce such a thing?

Cameron and Jon are thirty-something. They don't have kids and do not plan on having any. They volunteered as a foster home for a local Australian Shepherd Rescue, meaning they took in Australian Shepherd puppies that had wound up at local shelters, temporarily, until the dogs could be placed in permanent homes.

This opened a window into a subculture of breed-specific dog enthusiasts. Looking through said window creates some anxiety for Cameron. Is she like these people? Is she not? Is she on her way to becoming one? Or maybe this isn't really about the dog-people at all. Is this the manifestation of some deeper anxiety about her life and the decisions she's made that have led her here and will define the rest of her life? We need to find out more...

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