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More young women choosing dogs over motherhood
http://nypost.com/2014/04/10/more-young-women-choosing-dogs-over-motherhood/ ^

Posted on 04/11/2014 7:05:59 AM PDT by MNDude

America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.” If you’re 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 aren’t 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.”

“I’d rather have a dog over a kid,” declared Sara Foster, 30, a Chelsea equities trader who says her French bulldog, Maddie, brings her more joy than a child.

“It’s just less work and, honestly, I have more time to go out. You ;. don’t have to get a baby sitter.” 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.

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1 posted on 04/11/2014 7:05:59 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

Puppy - 1 week to train to go outside

Baby - 3 Years pooping on themselves

God or Evolution (whichever you prefer) really screwed that one up


2 posted on 04/11/2014 7:09:28 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: MNDude

at least teenage pregnancy rate is dropping after age 25.

;)


3 posted on 04/11/2014 7:09:48 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: MNDude

Well, dogs have a big advantage over children. By the time they enter their teens, they generally become docile, loving, peaceful and then die. Harsh perhaps, but undeniable.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 7:10:37 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: MNDude

Many of these women are probably far too self-centered to be mothers anyway, so it’s probably for the best.

Not to mention this country is getting downright hostile to the idea of raising children in a stable environment.


5 posted on 04/11/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: MNDude
I asked them.They don't want to be bothered.Parents are begging for Grandchildren but the children are not interested.
6 posted on 04/11/2014 7:11:11 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: VAFreedom

If all you had to choose from were limp wristed pajama boy types you’d probably choose dogs too...


7 posted on 04/11/2014 7:11:15 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MNDude
"...“I’d rather have a dog over a kid,” declared Sara Foster, 30, a Chelsea equities trader who says her French bulldog, Maddie, brings her more joy than a child..." Dogs are swell but not like these... Alisa at 12 months photo AlisaJan2014_zpsad3802ba.jpg
8 posted on 04/11/2014 7:11:19 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: MNDude

9 posted on 04/11/2014 7:13:07 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: MNDude

PS Not talking about my children.All my children have children.Right now we have 25 greats and Grands.We are going to take over the world:)


10 posted on 04/11/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: MNDude

I’ve been seeing this first hand.

I know of 3 younger couples and one young single person that all have dogs, and I noticed how they seem to have a role in these people’s lives that children would normally play. Two of the couples even go so far as to refer to their pets as “the kids”, or something to that effect. Just about everyone I know that’s my age - ‘Millennial/Gen X’ers’ seem to be terrified of having children for some reason.

We are witnessing the relative end of the Anglo-Saxon people first hand.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 7:14:45 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Dallas59

Hard to tell which one is the bitch...
Freegards
LEX


12 posted on 04/11/2014 7:15:07 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: MNDude

“I have more time to go out.. you don’t have to get a sitter”.

Probably an unpopular opinion but if these women feel this way.. they aren’t ready to be a parent. If they only view a child as a “thing” that takes things AWAY from them... I’d prefer they stay with dogs or cats. That being said... don’t come crying to me when you decide YOU are finally read in your 40’s and you have fertility issues. In life, not everything is decided upon YOUR time table. IMHO.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 7:15:29 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Excellent comment!


14 posted on 04/11/2014 7:15:58 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Monterrosa-24
"I'd rather have a dog over a kid", declared Sara Foster

I'd guess that Sara probably has more resemblance to the dog than to your cute little tyke, so maybe it's a good choice.

15 posted on 04/11/2014 7:16:05 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: nascarnation

:)


16 posted on 04/11/2014 7:17:44 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Monterrosa-24

Ahhhhhhh...what a cutie!


17 posted on 04/11/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: MNDude

I hope these ladies enjoy their free birth control now because in the future all these Mexicans aren’t going to be too keen on paying for the Social Security of old white spinster women that sit around throwing birthday parties for their pets.

Men, well we are OK, God created Asian women for us


18 posted on 04/11/2014 7:18:20 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: muir_redwoods
"dogs have a big advantage over children."

One big difference is that pets won't be around to cook your dinner, wipe your ass for you, and help upkeep your house(if your still have one) when you're 85 years old and unable to do so yourself.

19 posted on 04/11/2014 7:18:50 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: fatima

I bet the parents aren’t going to pony up the cash it takes to raise those grandchildren, are they? And no amount of money will keep layer upon layer of government inviting itself into their lives just because they chose to have children. And people dare to call others “selfish” for not signing up for all of that.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 7:19:04 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: MNDude

I chose my share of dogs in college but I was only young and frequently inebriated.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 7:20:46 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: MNDude

Better suited for their skill set.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: MNDude

Anti-worker, anti-middle class policies that too many conservatives have promoted over the years are making family formation unaffordable for the younger generation.

Responsible people will not have children on $8 hour part time with no benefits or job security.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: Monmouth78
Responsible people will not have children on $8 hour part time with no benefits or job security.

Key term, "Responsible People".

24 posted on 04/11/2014 7:22:38 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude
“I’d rather have a dog over a kid,” declared Sara Foster, 30, a Chelsea equities trader who says her French bulldog, Maddie, brings her more joy than a child.

Thankfully, this person hasn't had kids. The kids deserve better.

Probably the dog does too. :-)

25 posted on 04/11/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by wbill
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To: KoRn
I know of 3 younger couples and one young single person that all have dogs, and I noticed how they seem to have a role in these people’s lives that children would normally play. Two of the couples even go so far as to refer to their pets as “the kids”, or something to that effect.

What's especially creepy is many of these childless dog owners give their dogs "people" names like Steve, Jack, etc. Gone are the days of Rex, Spot, Rover, etc....Dogs & People have the same names

So much so that it is sometimes hard to tell if they are talking about a dog or a person

We are witnessing the relative end of the Anglo-Saxon people first hand.

I can't think of any other race in history that after producing so much, just decided to commit suicide.

26 posted on 04/11/2014 7:25:51 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: MNDude
I am simply astonished at the level of selfishness.

People don't want to get married or be committed because this way they can go hook up anytime they're in heat.

They don't want children because it interferes with their pursuit of satisfying themselves.

There is little interest in self-sacrifice. It is all hedonism all the time. It's all about me!

Don't publicly whine when you're all alone at 55 with your shacked-up temporary “partner” and now facing your own mortality.

27 posted on 04/11/2014 7:27:50 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
very cute kid! :-D

28 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:03 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Monterrosa-24
My kids clobber me with big hugs every day at 5, when I get home.

I live for that. I don't care how great the dog is, it's a poor substitute.

And as for the 1am, 2am, 3:30am feedings....nightmares....sicknesses.....whatevers? Who cares. Anything worth having is worth working for. Frankly, I didn't mind the late nights all that much. Gave me a chance to visit with the kids, since I worked all day.

29 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT by wbill
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To: KoRn

From what I have seen neither will the kids.


30 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:32 AM PDT by sheana
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To: MNDude

Later


31 posted on 04/11/2014 7:31:14 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: MNDude
Democrats have reduced the purposes of men and have either neutered or made men unnecessary. Despite this supposed "War on Women," plenty of females have good jobs and in many cases have it much better than their male counterparts. Even in the age of women who "experiment" with both genders, men are seen as a part time relationship and not needed as a member of a permanent and traditional family role mode. Democrats and liberals are the primary cause of the destruction of the family unit and when people openly tout the murder of babies as a "choice," what man would respect that stance and desire to have a longstanding relationship with that person?
32 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ScottinVA

Bingo. I had a woman in my office that fit this statement to the T!


33 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:26 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (No $#@t there I was...)
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To: MNDude

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/965399/posts


34 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: MNDude

Back when I was searching the personal ads, I noticed (1) how many single women owned dogs and (2) how central those dogs seemed to be in their lives. To me, that was always a red flag, especially since I’m not that fond of dogs in the first place.


35 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:40 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: wbill

Anything worth doing hurts like hell.


36 posted on 04/11/2014 7:35:14 AM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: MNDude

I was watching one of those house hunting shows on HGTV the other day, and when they introduced the couple, blah blah ...and Mary recently quit her job to be a stay at home mommy to their two rescue pugs....

For reals. LMAO.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 7:37:19 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: qam1
I can't think of any other race in history that after producing so much, just decided to commit suicide.

The youth of the Japanese have gotten very odd in the past decade or so, more specifically the males. They appear to have no interest in sex with actual females at all, and little interest in general. So, for different reasons, they're probably ahead of us on the demographic decline.

38 posted on 04/11/2014 7:38:20 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: fatima

My daughter fits the profile. And it ain’t always about selfishness. The last time someone asked her about kids she replied “Do you really think I should bring a child into this world considering how screwed up it is?”

Can’t say as I disagree.


39 posted on 04/11/2014 7:38:24 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: qam1
give their dogs "people" names like Steve, Jack, etc

Yeah...that's creepy. I've got a relative who couldn't have kids (not everyone makes this a conscious choice, biology sometimes makes the decision for them) and she does that with her pets. It's a little sad. And creepy.

But as for the young people who are making the decision to replace kids with pets named "Marc" and "Julie"? Wierd. Wierder still, to get a Christmas Card from them, with their pet's name on it (me to wife: "Who is Marc? Did The Joneses adopt?").

The most wierd? When they send pictures of their pets "Bob" and "Staci" out AS their Christmas cards.

I weep for my generation.

40 posted on 04/11/2014 7:38:40 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Dallas59

"Does this dog make my butt look big?"

41 posted on 04/11/2014 7:39:13 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: MNDude

I became FaceBook friends with two women I knew from High School. They (are) really gorgeous women.

It seemed they grew to be liberal fag hags (female lovers of queers), and they were constantly posting annoying photos of their dumb little insect dogs, so I finally blocked their postings.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 7:41:39 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: KoRn

Responsible people need economic security to have children. The 8$ an hour, temp work, no pension, no benefits, get laid off every year jobs the Wallmart free-trade open borders economy produces will only cut it for the people who probably shouldn’t be having children to begin with.


43 posted on 04/11/2014 7:41:58 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: MNDude
There are three words that describe why more and more people prefer dogs over children:

Child Protective Services.

In some situations, CPS agencies are as ruthless as the IRS in enforcement of the whims of the bureaucracy. Case in point: Justina Pelletier.

44 posted on 04/11/2014 7:42:49 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: MNDude; Jacquerie; Jane Long; RitaOK; AllAmericanGirl; Kaslin; crosslink; Seattle Conservative; ...

As the National voting population continues to choose to increase the tax burden on our Nation’s 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.”


45 posted on 04/11/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: americas.best.days...
Mary recently quit her job to be a stay at home mommy to their two rescue pugs

Sad. Not sure who's more neutered...the dogs, Mary's Husband, or the reporter trumpeting this fact.

46 posted on 04/11/2014 7:44:30 AM PDT by wbill
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To: fatima

A new word I learned a few years ago.
Parents don’t have grandsons and granddaughters.
They become granddoggers. Dogs replace kids for the grandparents too!!


47 posted on 04/11/2014 7:44:41 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: MNDude

They are substituting dogs for children

Not choosing rather than.

They are choosing their careers over children

Dogs are just a band aid to quell the instinct itch


48 posted on 04/11/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (the real battle is what do we replace America as we knew it with....and will we fight..literally)
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To: wbill

LOLOL!


49 posted on 04/11/2014 7:45:25 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: KoRn

I agree but average Freeper could care less

About the Anglo Saxon race.....actually its about European descended in general


50 posted on 04/11/2014 7:48:24 AM PDT by wardaddy (the real battle is what do we replace America as we knew it with....and will we fight..literally)
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