PetsFart: Will it Raise a Big Stink

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Internet surfers that stumble across PetsFart find strange humor of questionable taste.

When visitors first arrive at the PetsFart website (http://www.petsfart.com), they are greeted by a sound clip of what could be a hippopotamus passing gas. The site consists of comic strips of different types of pets having "gas" problems and is modeled after a well-known pet store chains website.

Sandy McCarthy, the owner of the website, says that so far she has not received any e-mails from offended visitors. "On the contrary, the only e-mails I have received are from people that wanted to thank me for injecting a little humor into their day." When asked if she has any concerns over how the pet store chain whose website PetsFart.com is modeled after might feel about the site, Sandy says she will just cross that bridge when she comes to it. "I don't say anything negative about them on the site, and I didn't even mention their name, but we'll see. I really don't think they'll have a problem with it."

While the Petsfart.com website may be on the borderline of bad taste, there is no offensive language on the site and according to Sandy, it isn't meant to be offensive. "It's just off the wall strange and somewhat stupid humor. Even though the subject isn't pretty, I don't put anything on the site that is only funny because it's disgusting, I try to keep it as tasteful as possible considering the material." When asked where the ideas for the cartoon skits come from Sandy says "some of the ideas are mine, some of the ideas are from the artist, and a few of the ideas come from suggestions from visitors to the site."

Sandy can be reached through the contact information on the PetsFart website at http://www.PetsFart.com.

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