Pets are cheaper, don’t wreck your car and hardly ever make their mothers cry.
I have customers who visit from China. The pointed out to me:
They notice that many Americans have big, beautiful houses, but many such homes have no kids.
The adults are out working, and only ones at home are the dogs.
Thus, Americans are mortgage and work slaves for their dogs, who get treated like princes. The tables have turned!
as if G-d said “get a pet and let THEM be fruitful and muliply”
but, the same increased inclination to own pets has a sad (and in my view immoral) correlary statistic - an increase in the abuse of and outright abandonment of pets;
while many more people acquire pets, many more of them are as as irresponsible as pet owners as they might have been parents
Give me a pet over a teenager any day.
As if that’s a bad thing, eh? ;’)
Owning a dog is cheaper in NYC than a having a kid.