WARNING! RANT AHEAD!!
Ok, so people love their pets. I get that. I loved my dog Angel that I got for a birthday present when I was 7. I had her until I was 19 and my sister took her to the pound the week before I got home from college ... but I digress.
People love their dog but I ask you - purse carriers? dog jogging strollers? dog car seats? doggie day care - we're not talking overnight boarding, we're talking a fun place to take your dog to play while you are at work. Or a dog hotel ... or a doggie spa?
I also hate it when people call their dogs their kids, and say that dogs are people too. Maybe I'm stepping on toes but when Psalm 8 talks about all the things God created man is the only thing that is created "a little lower than the heavenly beings". People have souls and poodles don't.
I get that some people want a low maintenance - co-dependent relationship but what really made me furious was when I saw a sticker on someones window that said
really! you want a fireman to risk his life for your dog??? and bring him to the hospital of your choice????
Of course, I have nothing against pets, in fact, Zak has been asking for a dog and Phillip and I are considering it (don't tell him). We love pets- as pets, not as people. We love people as people who are made in God's image, and for whom God sent His Son. I think it is very important to keep things in perspective (and I know most of you do)
Ahhh ... I feel so much better now. I apologize if I hurt your feelings. Maybe you can change my mind about this and make me eat my words and print a lengthy and heartfelt apology and retraction.