Yes, we know that pups and pup play were around in ancient Egypt and were on the scene in the 1980s. And they had their first title contest in 2001. Yet there is no doubt that the pups have taken over the gay fetish scene in the past decade. They’re even more plentiful than Trump’s lies as president. Most fetish events now provide a pup play area and every retailer has a huge array of hoods, tails, and other accessories. It’s been the decade of the dog, whatever the Chinese calendar says.