Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the closure of Madison beaches due to toxic algae reminds him of the cartoon of the dog looking in through the bathroom door and saying, : “What are you doing! I drink out of there!”
The keeper, who has a serious boat-puttering problem, says he does not feel motivated to boat on water that looks like pea soup and will give you a rash at the very least. Then he thinks about the thousands of Wisconsin people who get brown, unusable water out of their faucets, and he eases up on the self pity.
Kickass says he never drinks out of the toilet, and he simply doesn’t understand why increasing numbers of people are taking it up while their political leaders cheer them on.