Published: Thursday, March 13 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Since poor people own pets too, shouldn't there be a government program to
pay for poor people's pets?
Thid Barker . . .Funny joke.Seriously, what is the deal
with poor people and animals? Is it the idea that "I've got nothing
but at least I have Ol' Bowser!" It's all about money
management and what parents teach (or don't teach). I once heard a poor
lady down the street say she just picked her pet up from a surgical procedure,
while wearing grubby, oversized, and stained clothing. The animal . . .
surgery.Wants and needs people. Wants and needs.If you
can afford animals, go right on ahead. If you require government assistance,
ditch the animals (and all other non-essentials not required for physical
sustenance - aka wants). I know you can forge emotional relationships with
other homo sapiens. I know you can do it. It is unconscionable
that poverty stricken families choose to go without some things so that ol'
Rover can have a tennis ball, a bone, and a bag of food. It's irrational,
irresponsible, and unwise.Animals are not family members, they are
As crazy as it seems to keep a pet how crazy would they be with out them.
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