I agree with this article. I noticed this when I lived in Seattle. Almost five
years ago, the city put a lot of effort into their dog parks, and I noticed that
there were substantially more pets than children. The city simply wasn't
kid friendly, and then I took a job in Utah. I found it refreshing to see
playgrounds on every corner, and moms with strollers and parents with more than
the token child. I found the schools to be filled with children, and the parents
of these children willing to volunteer their best efforts not just for their own
child's "special" needs, but for all the kids in the class... and
honestly it's such a nice change. I am grateful to live in a state that has
not forgotten children, and the handicapped, the widow and the LEGITIMATELY (not
like many fake "victim groups" that are fabricated in our culture, but
in reality have much more disposable income than the supposed (but no longer)
"norm" of dedicated single income earning parents.) underprivileged.
There's a better sense of community and wellbeing here. Sadly many Utahns
don't recognize just how good blessed they are.
In some cases the dogs (or cats) are much easier to get.
Well Chark, you may not have been in a big city grocery store lately. Walk into
one in New York City someday and see how much more space is devoted to pets than
to kids. And how can you be overly dramatic about the decline of families
and family centric thinking in this country. It is both dramatic and dangerous
and we need to have it pointed out tol us more often!
If there is a difference in the aisles of pet food and the baby stuff it is
totally understandable. Pets are finicky and will not eat something unless they
like it. Parents generally make their kids eat what the parents choose. Less
choice, less pickiness allowed. And please, there is plenty of baby stuff in
stores. It isn't hidden in one sad corner. Give me a break. And what
grocery stores possible have more than one pet aisle. Richard and Linda Eyre are
ridiculously dramatic about everything.