Skip to comments.Small Dogs: Companions on the Road to Extinction
Posted on 04/11/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT by ClaytonP
As birth rates among young women plummet, small dog ownership has risen rapidly in America’s urban centers.
Americas next generation of youngsters should be called Generation Rex.
If youre wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny pooches owned by young US women, reports the business-news site Quartz.
Dog-crazy New York ladies told The Post that they arent surprised by the findings and that they happily gave up diaper changes, temper tantrums and college funds for the easy affection of their doggy child.
The federal data behind the report show that over the past seven years, the number of live births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 29 in America has plunged 9 percent.
At the same time, research by the American Pet Products Association shows the number of small dogs under 25 pounds in the United States has skyrocketed, from 34. 1 million in 2008 to 40.8 million in 2012.
I can confirm that there are more dogs than children at urban parks. Every afternoon and weekend, people congregate with their dogs at a park down the street from me. There is a playground on one side of the park, and a dog area on the other. The dogs outnumber the children roughly four to one, and maybe more. I used to take my kids to the park on a regular basis, and my then two-year-old daughter was terrified of the dogs that careless, irresponsible owners allowed to run free. On a couple of occasions, I had some words with people about that, but their attitude was along the lines of “if your daughter is scared of dogs, maybe you shouldn’t take her to the park.”
So, there is at least one good thing about the small dog trend: the little dogs are less of a danger and less frightening to small children. I should admit that I’m not much of a dog person. I developed an antipathy toward dogs as a small child living on the fringes of a ghetto neighborhood. Back in the early 1980s, people didn’t think twice about keeping attack dogs, and many let their dogs run wild in the neighborhood. Some of those ghetto dogs were vicious beasts. I was convinced a rottweiler around the corner wanted to kill me, and I don’t think I was wrong. Every time I rode my bike past its house the monster would hurl itself full force against a rickety fence in a fury.
But those dogs served a different purpose from these little lapdogs. As much as I hated them, I have to admit that they performed some utilitarian function; it’s a lot harder to break into a house with a snarling rottweiler in its yard than one without.
Despite the fact that the small dogs are not as scary as the big ghetto dogs I knew as a child, both breeds say something unflattering about the neighborhood. In the past, the dogs suggested that there was a lot of crime in the ‘hood; today, the dogs suggest that children are an inconvenience. There’s no other conclusion to draw when one sees that dogs are dominant while children are few and outnumbered.
Do dogs really bring as much happiness to their female owners as children? Perhaps not, but if the women interviewed for the story are any indication, maybe they bring them enough happiness. The lapdog may be the most humane way to ease the white, urban SWPL’s headlong rush into demographic oblivion, which is all but a done deal. Without children and grandchildren, legions of small dogs will be needed to see them through what would otherwise be a lonely life. Perhaps some day in the future, when they are all gone, the people occupying what is currently the United States can erect a statue in their memory: a statue of a woman with an iphone, a purse and a tiny dog by her side, walking blithely into the great unknown.
I happened to see something like this earlier today, one of the dogs was a little scotty.
This is very sad to me.
I like animals, and think it’s fine people enjoy their pets.
But, if they are having pets as a replacement for people in their lives, something doesn’t seem right about that.
And, if we’re talking about professional career women, who perhaps having absorbed messages from women’s liberation that you don’t need a man, you don’t need family, children, etc. it’s a sad state of affairs, in my opinion.
We all need people in our lives. Not necessarily primarily in an area of romantic attachments either. And if people enjoy their pets, that’s all good too. But, if pets become a substitute or replacement for people in our lives, that’s a very bad trend.
Conversely, I foresee the rise of more Christian organizations like Quiverfull, where the emphasis of their faith is in having and raising large families.
Thus the new reality will be of secularists and atheists dying out, or producing children that are “nonviable”, that cannot follow in their parents’ footsteps of having and raising children. They will birth control, abort, and pervert themselves into extinction.
So the key question is when and how other Christian faiths realize that our national future lies with our children, not our government.
As the National voting population continues to choose to increase the tax burden on our Nations future children with greater and greater permanent Welfare Debt, the more practical of the two subspecies of humans, (Women), have increasingly chosen to have fewer children.
Besides, CHILD spelled backwards is just DLIHC.
Our small child is gently snoring under the covers as I type. :-)
Is this from Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirzi?
We adopted a little poodle mix 2 years ago.
I was very anti-dog, but my husbands and daughters had wanted one for years. I knew I would end up taking care of a dog, so I never wanted one.
However, when my husband was diagnosed with cancer snd my daughter was diagnosed with a movement disorder, I thought a dog might be good for us.
Well, I am now a total dog person. We all love our little puppy. She’s had lots of health problems, but she has the sweetest prrsonality. She’s been the right medicine for my family!
They are aborting their children, and making you pay for their retirement (and everything else).
Drop the white-knighting please.
Cats have prrsonality
” - - - Drop the white-knighting please. - - - “
No can do. It is a character flaw of mine. Some of my best friends are women.
Without immigration[legal/illegal] we wouldn't be growing as a society.
If the Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico and their children would “self migrate” back to Mexico, America would then have full employment again.
I don’t pick on Mexico. I’m a equal opportunity deporter. Deport all illegals, regardless of country of origin.
i don’t believe every adult ought to have children.
it takes a lot’of committment to do it right. if they half-ass it we wind up with ferals and messed up perpetual-adolescent adults. how many more britneys and mileys and biebers do we need? not to mentin the urban ferals?
Or it could be that the young woman in question just hasn’t met a kind, loving, child-loving, marriage-minded young man yet, and while she’s waiting for him, she decides not to be totally lonely, so she gets a dog. It’s better than sleeping around or having kids out of wedlock.
I would have been a great mom.
Unfortunately, I never could manage to get past 3 months.