* *A lady pulls up to my register with a cart full of stuff and her dog**
Cue the gushing crowd, cue the dog treats, and cue the story of how the dog was a “rescue” saved from the corners of evil and the hands of death.
Maybe I’m just jealous of the dog, who knows.
I have noticed that there is a demographic of people in this world that care more about dogs than people, and I find that disturbing.
To me, the problem does not lie in the fact that people love dogs, but in the fact that some people treat dogs better than they treat other humans.There are people I have seen that can see humanity in dogs, who can “rescue strays” but would never adopt a child. Obviously, everyone is not capable of adopting a child just like everyone is not capable of having a dog, but there is something about the way upper and middle class people in America empathize and identify with dogs that makes me feel uneasy.
Maybe it’s because people like having a sidekick, or maybe it’s because people like having something subservient around.
Maybe your dog does not want to come with you in the rain, to the store, in a cage. Perhaps your dog does not want to be paraded around. Maybe, just maybe, your dog is actually, like, an animal who wants to be undomesticated.
Yes I like dogs, for those who may want to attack me for being a dog hater, but do I gush over every one that I see, do I drag my dog with me to stores, do I treat a dog like a person? Absolutely not.
The day when this dog culture ends and dog humanity is extended to actual people is the day I will be sated.