We love our pets. They are the best thing in our lives many times. But can we love them too much. Some psychologists suggest this is the situation. www.cnbc.com/id/17946034
This trend of lavishing affection and money on our pets began several years ago. And today our pets can go just about anywhere we can. People seem to ‘just’ need another living breathing entity to shower with our gifts and wishes. Is there something wrong with this situation? Of course not, unless taken to extremes. The idea of what is extreme is coming to mind, in abundance. Today we have Pet Cemeteries, urns and caskets, as well as services for our deceased pets. We spend tremendous amounts of money on clothes, food, jewelry and specialty exercise and trainers for our pets. Gourmet food is found in even the smallest of cities.
Our pets are catered too, gushed over and taken to church to be blessed. And yet, as we complain about the cost of this and the cost of that, we never consider taking away anything from our pets. Today we hear about how our social lives are becoming less personalized and more automated with the social media; what next will there be for our pets?
If having pets and fussing over them will help us be more civilized for our own species, then I for one am all for it. My three pets are very good company, they show me love and they are well behaved. What more could one want?