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“[E]ducated, middle-class people have all but stopped having babies,” he writes. “Pets have become fuzzy, low-maintenance replacements for children.”
1 posted on 02/01/2013 11:16:10 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Pets are cheaper, don’t wreck your car and hardly ever make their mothers cry.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 11:21:50 AM PST by stuartcr ("I upraded my moral compass to a GPS, to keep up with the times.")
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To: Morgana

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!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 11:55:21 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Morgana

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


7 posted on 02/01/2013 12:13:38 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Morgana

Give me a pet over a teenager any day.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 12:32:56 PM PST by bgill (Welcome to Amerika.)
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To: blam

As if that’s a bad thing, eh? ;’)


13 posted on 02/02/2013 8:42:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Morgana

Owning a dog is cheaper in NYC than a having a kid.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 5:37:04 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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