Friday, February 13, 2009

Awe…Maybe Not So Cute.

When you talk about your animals, do you refer to them as your babies, and as such have pictures of them in your wallet, ready to show them to any friendly stranger with a ready ear? Do you dress your animals up in fashionable outfits, complete with mittens and glitzy accessories? If so please consider the word obsession. It’s a fairly old concept and can relate to anything that attracts and retains our attention. We as humans need to latch on to something other than ourselves and deposit energy into a pastime that seems to enrich and add meaning to our lives. If it is not another human, such a lover or a child, then we move on to the next likely and receptive subject. This is very often our pets. While our furry companions might find the attention flattering, one can’t help but feel sorry for the Great Dane in a tutu. So please consider your animal's safety and dignity next time you buy those adorable booties.