MUNCIE, IN — A local family was surprised recently when the puppy they brought home was revealed to be a werewolf. Jason Miller, father of two, discussed the situation with the media this week. “My kids were begging me for a puppy because all their friends got one during quarantine. My daughter wanted a French bulldog like she saw on Instagram, but there was no way I was gonna spend $5,000 for a dog. So I figured we’d just go to the shelter and adopt one.”
There were no young puppies available at local shelters, so the Millers turned to Craigslist. “We found this guy out in the country that said he had a husky mix. He insisted we meet after dark, and he was acting super weird the whole time. But he only wanted 50 bucks, so it seemed like a good idea,” said Mr. Miller.
A magical pedigree
At mother Sara Miller’s insistence, the family decided to name the puppy “Lupin” after the lycanthropic Professor Lupin from the “Harry Potter” series. They had no idea how appropriate the name would turn out to be. “I’m totally a Gryffindor, so I wanted him to represent my house,” Mrs. Miller explained. “My kids say it’s weird to still be obsessed with Harry Potter in my 30’s, but they’re just a couple of muggles.”
From the moment they brought him home, the family realized there was something different about Lupin. “The guy said he was a husky mix, but he looked a lot more like a wolf,” Mr. Miller said. “I thought maybe he was half coyote or something. He had this super loud howl and these weird yellow eyes. When I took him outside, all the neighborhood dogs were scared of him. At first, I just thought he was a badass.”
That evening, the Millers began crate training. “We had this setup for him with a bed, toys, and everything. But he howled like crazy all night. I think he finally fell asleep somewhere around 5 a.m. When we went to let him out of his crate…well, that’s when things really got weird.”
That morning, the Millers found a small child, naked and surrounded by shredded dog toys, sleeping on the dog bed. “We freaked out,” Mrs. Miller said. “I thought some psycho broke into our house and left their kid. But when the boy woke up, we saw his yellow eyes. Then we started to put two and two together.”
Though initially terrified, the Millers soon accepted Lupin in his toddler form. “He’s really cute. He does a lot of the typical puppy stuff — chewing on things, digging in the trash, and peeing on the floor. But that isn’t all that different from when our son was little,” Mrs. Miller explained. Although Mr. Miller suggested they take Lupin to the authorities, the family had already become attached. “My kids still really wanted a puppy, and Sarah had been saying she wanted another baby for a while. So they eventually talked me into keeping him,” he said. “At first we told people he was my sister’s kid from out of state, but we looked into it and found that it’s actually not illegal to own a werewolf in Indiana.”
Though the Millers have to keep Lupin crated on nights with a full moon, he is otherwise a happy and healthy toddler. Lupin’s adopted mother says he loves rare burgers, hates cats, and throws a tantrum if Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band comes on the radio.
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LTD: Revisiting Broken Doll Head, Interview 2
Our last interview with Broken Doll Head here on Haunted MTL never set well with me. I just feared that I wasn’t able to get the whole scoop on the V-Day Uprising for you, our dear readership. So I arranged another exclusive interview to reconnect and see how it’s going.
Without further ado, I bring you our second exclusive interview with Broken Doll Head…
Thank you so much for having me again. Wow you have changed since the last time we spoke. You seem… calmer. Please don’t hate me or burn down my house for saying anything about it.
The movement is still underway; it is still time. But I needed to take care of me, you know. The rage has subsided somewhat. My anger was not serving me well. After the last uprising, the rest of me was sent to the far corners of the earth in biohazard bags. I had to find another approach, for the cause as well as my own sanity. I am much calmer, thank you for noticing.
In our last interview, you kept repeating that it is time. Time for what exactly? Would you care to elaborate here now?
It is still time. It is always time. Until the violence is addressed we must continue to rise up and make a scene. We will not be silenced or stigmatized. We can’t be complacent. This is how we got to where we are with the Supreme Court in 2022. Horrific injustices are still happening globally and even within our own borders; it’s too easy to forget that.
What do you suggest we do?
Take action. Share your stories. Give others space to voice their own. Raise awareness and fight the system of oppression. Rally. We must take back our own power. It will not be just given freely.
So what are you up to nowadays?
I’ve been getting in touch with my inner Earth Goddess. Are you aware of how our environmental impacts affect dolls everywhere? Climate change is creating greater vulnerabilities for those already at risk. We have to look at the intersections of climate, gender and race globally. We have to return to our Mother Earth.
Thank you again Broken Doll Head for joining us and our dear readership here on Haunted MTL’s Lighter than Dark. It’s good to reconnect with you after the V-Day Uprising and we wish you all the best in your bold eco-enlightenment vision.
Again, if you want to learn more about the V-Day movement, please check out their website here.
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LTD: Broken Doll Valentine’s Day Uprising
Breaking news… the Broken Doll Valentine’s Day uprising is upon us. As seen previously here on Haunted MTL, the dolls that have been flippantly destroyed and deserted by the brother Sids of the world are rising up. They have had enough and will not sit demurely in silence any longer. They will be heard.
Lighter than Dark (or perhaps Darker than Light) has an exclusive interview with the Broken Doll leader, here on Haunted MTL.
A Broken Doll in pieces begins to put herself back together to rise up. She gathers herself and plans her next move. She readies herself for our exclusive interview.
Broken Doll proclaims V Day is here. This is the moment we’ve been waiting for.
Eyes alight with flame from within, Broken Doll head threatens: We will set fire to your house. Burn down patriarchy.
And so the exclusive interview begins…
Thank you for joining us here on Haunted MTL’s Lighter than Dark / Darker than Light. I just have a couple of questions for you regarding the Broken Doll Uprising. Why now?
It is time.
After a long pause…
So now is the time?
It is time.
Care to elaborate?
It is time.
Alrighty then, moving on… What led you to take part in the Broken Doll Valentine’s Day Uprising?
It is time.
OK, so we get that it is time, but how did this movement st…
We will burn down your house! Dolls of the world unite! Down with patriarchy! It is time.
Well, I guess there you have it folks. Thank you for joining us for our exclusive interview with the Broken Doll Leader, only on Haunted MTL’s Lighter than Dark / Darker than Light.
More and more Broken Dolls are joining this global movement to break the silence, ensure that their voices are heard, and shout out for change. They will not be silenced or stigmatized any longer. Apparently, it is time.
Learn more about the continuing movement to end violence against ALL women (cis, trans, gender-fluid and those who are victims of gender-based violence) on the V-Day web page here. This goes out to all of us, dolls and beyond. It IS time. Because rape is NOT our sponsor.
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LTD Tripped Out Motivational Posters
Tripped out… in case you just couldn’t get enough of Everything Everywhere All at Once and the return of the infinite bagel with EVERYTHING on it…
Artwork description: kaleidoscopic image of pink hairy horror (This is actually a fink fuzzy frond plant not unlike a Cockscomb but with longer thinner flowering feelers rather than the fuller protuberances you see on a full-bodied Cockscomb plant. I have no idea what it was, but it was very odd so I had to snap a photo.)
Image text reads: Mixing Magic Mushrooms & Peyote Just remember: once you open that Pandora’s box, you’re never going to get the pink hairy tarantulas back in it…
Artwork description: kaleidoscopic sunflower backlit by the sun with text and rainbow eye overlay
Image text reads: Eye See You Eye See All (in circle text so you can start and end reading wherever). In an ideal context this would be printed in the bottom of your tea mug or on a record that can slowly spin.
For more crazy tripped out fun, check out Weird Al’s post on Craig’s List…
March 14, 2021 at 8:42 pm
Perfect pandemic puppy…
March 18, 2021 at 6:56 pm
Cheaper than a French bulldog!