June 26, 2007

I just don’t get it

Some dog owners must be completely mad. Why else would someone come up with the concept of a canine nursing home?

To me, the concept seems like a complete contradiction. Let’s look at the basics. Why do the vast majority of pet owners get dogs? I’m willing to be proven wrong. but I’d say it is for companionship.

It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female, live on your own, with a partner or have six kids running around the house, a dog brings so much into any household. Loyalty, constant good cheer, protection, a shoulder to cry on, someone to watch television with - in short - a companion.


June 6, 2007

Are we spoiling our pets?

Filed under: Editor's thoughts — admin @ 9:17 pm

Are we spoiling our pets? Before you answer, you should know that I’m actually asking two different questions here.

Firstly, do we expect too much from our dogs and cats? In our quest to make them happier and more comfortable, are we stripping away their ‘animalness’ and trying to make them more human?

And secondly, are we pampering and coddling our cats and dogs to the point that they will come to expect the red-carpet treatment 24 hours a day? How much is too much?