When we think about it, dogs are sort of like the Jedi Knights of our world. They’re incredibly powerful, for starters — they can get us to do almost anything just by staring at us with those deep, soulful eyes. They’ve all taken sacred doggie oaths to protect us from the dark side. And have you seen this dog’s triple back flip?
So it’s no wonder that when confronted with the evil Sith Lord himself, Darth Vader, this noble Jedi dog does exactly what her oath compels her to do: She attacks him with an onslaught of slobber and tail-wagging. Darth Vader is so overcome by the pure spirit of the dog that he cannot fight her off, and rolls on the ground in submission instead.
Or maybe the dog is a rabid Star Wars fan and was so incensed by the apparent lack of attention to detail (tennis shoes? Lord Vader didn’t wear tennis shoes!) that she couldn’t help but attempt to correct the lazy costume. Seriously. If you’re going to reenact one of the greatest films of all time, you should do it accurately! What is this? The Star Wars prequels? Paw-leeease — those don’t even count.
Pug Vader photo by unicorns in my garden