Life is full of grey. So is dog ownership. But for the sake of argument, I’ll try to boil it down to simple, black and white terms:
If you have a dog as a pet and you take good care of him – providing food, water, shelter, exercise, discipline, affection, and veterinary care – I’m with you.
If you have a dog that you view primarily in terms of profit and loss, or a fight win record, or as a thing to kick around when you feel so inclined – I’m against you.
I personally believe there are lobbying groups out there who would like to see an end to dog ownership and are working to influence legislators to take incremental steps in that direction. Maybe that makes me crazy or wacky or silly and you don’t want to sit next to me on the bus anymore. Too bad. Because remember: If you love your pet dog, I’m with you. I’m on you like white on rice and I’m not letting go. We won’t agree on everything but we agree on the most important thing – we want the right to keep dogs as pets. I’m going to continue working to protect that right. And if I’m wrong about the animal rights lobbyists seeking an end to pet ownership – well, no harm done. Just another crazy lady on the blogosphere who loves her dogs.