Man’s best friend

According to, the partnership between humans and dogs was in the beginning based on needs for help with herding and hunting, an early alarm system, and a source of food in addition to the companionship. In exchange, dogs get companionship, protection and shelter, and a reliable food source.

I have nothing against dogs being domesticated. In fact, I like dogs, especially the big ones (Labradors and golden retrievers). But as usual, we’ve gone beyond domestication.

SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCIn my opinion this is too much. I like my dogs clean but naked (the way they should be). I want them to bark and pant and act like a, uhm, dog. Not giving them any reason to think they’re humans (read: Animal Farm) but treating them humane at the same time.

In sir Jonjon’s words, don’t pet a dog (or any animal) just to appear cool and/or to show them off. It entails effort, time and investment, both emotional and, in today’s trend, financial.

On other news, 300 pitbulls need our help.


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