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DOG GONE EARTHLINGS?
Humorous-serious report on societal regression in the human species compared to evolution of dogs… Could animals be the next Earthlings.
August 29, 2011 | TheDogPress.com
Americans are changing, just look around you. Let’s take the language. It sounds almost foreign. “I seen him do it.” Or “Him and me seen it.” Not, “He and I saw it.” And then there’s a new interpretation of “adoption.” We now adopt dogs, not children. For some newly evolved parents, that is a plus!
They might as well take the words “please” and "thank you” out of the dictionary. Webster dictionary has added “spay” and “neuter” because even first graders know those words and they make crude jokes about what “got gone.” Yet they don’t know the difference between “MAY I” and “CAN I?” er, help you? “May” asks permission whereas “can” asks if I am able. My answer is probably not. Especially if they are offering to help me select a new puppy. Most city kids don’t even know it as a living creature.
The “modern woman” shows off as much of the body as possible. Even female news anchors favor plunging necklines. Hemlines? What’s that? Soon we will do away with clothes altogether. In the meantime though, we insist on dressing up our pets! Liberated women who refuse to bear children wrap their pet dogs in outrageous trappings. Do modern women actually prefer cute dogs to real babies? Sit in the park for an hour and observe women showing off their breasts while s-mothering a panting pet in frilly baby clothes in a stroller.
When we parents allow children to have leaders like “Lady GAGA” and adult women swoon over HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, we know our society is in real trouble. She says,” I am being real” and he is going to “save the animals.” The dishonesty of trying to look like a Barbie doll and of the animal “rights” guru seen everywhere on TV today offends me.
Person to person violence is on the rise. Not shouting but shootings! Many young people are so uneducated they can’t verbalize their frustration but it seems they can all point a gun! Robberies, burglaries, and home invasions occur with heinous results. Gang numbers today rival the population of a small nation. And of course, many have big tough dogs with which they can posture. THAT is what gives me the shivers. And who takes care of the dog?
So what are we doing with the emerging new earthlings? NOTHING. We lock our doors and turn our heads and try not to hear their foreign words or note their uncivilized actions. We are afraid to know our neighbors because they might be one of them or we fear being accused of being nosy. Where are the good neighbors that care about one another? Oh, I forgot, they are isolated of their own volition, glued to TV’s and computers.
Not a dog in the house or a cat snuggled in the lap. Pets are passé’ other than being used as an accessory.
Yes, I think that we have been taken over by an alien race of negative beings that want the worst for us and we are giving them their way because we are too frightened to speak up.
We bemoan what they do to our animal friends and shudder at what our children and grandchildren are learning today.
Did you ever imagine a time when we would be overwhelmed by a society we don’t even recognize? Did you ever think that, having reached adulthood, you would be too afraid to speak out and make a difference?
Oh wait. Now I remember LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT. It is still up to us, the educators and grandparents of today to instill a thirst for knowledge instead of carnage, to teach humility instead of mindless arrogance and to re-connect the human-animal bond in our young people.
The most deprived slum child can find comfort in a kitten. The most poverty stricken old-timer will smile at a pleading puppy and offer it a crust of bread.
Maybe all is not lost and we human earthlings can get our priorities and genetic code back together. The animals have their act together. What’s wrong with us?
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