I came up with this analogy to explain my problem with religion to my mother, people have a hard time getting angry and upset when your talking about cute little dogs.
I like some dogs, I donít own one but I can appreciate why people do. Some like to have them for security reasons, protect the house and family. Others feel itís important to get one for their kids so they can learn to be gentle and responsible from feeding and walking the dog. I personally love it when you take the kids to the park and someoneís dog runs up unleashed to lick, paw, and terrify your children. When they come to get the dog of course they say its harmless, then since they feel the dog introduced itself they decide to stay and talk to you about it. Other people take it even further buying little purses and taking the dog everywhere with them, into stores and other peopleís houses. They say it wouldnít be fair to leave the dog alone at home, and itís for the dogs benefit, although said dog dressed in a hot pink sweater and hat in the matching pink purse looking more like an accessory than mans best friend might disagree. Probably the majority of us have encountered that friend or family member that brings the dog to the barbeque and lets it run around wild, poop everywhere and does nothing but extol on the benefits of having one and how much better his breed is than everyone elseís. Basically forcing it on you and your family, so you leave the barbeque exhausted. Last but not least is the person who gets a dog, leashes it in the back yard ignores it for the most part except when itís beneficial to them. Makes you wonder why they got one in the first place. As I said I like dogs, donít mind petting one now and again and I admit they are cute. Itís hard not to walk by a pet store and fall for those big brown eyes. However I am not about to buy one and take it home. For those of you who do decide to adopt one, please keep it on a leash.