Do you love your pet so much that it has replaced the need for a human relationship, such as a spouse or family?
The basic caring for our pets, which involves buying them food, taking them to the veterinarian for their regular check-ups and vaccinations, keeping them well groomed, and spending quality time with them is already overrated.
The saying that “dog is man’s best friend” has gone to epic proportions in our country. How far has our society gone when we take our pets for their own spas and luxury hotels, host birthday parties for them, and even walk them in a stroller? Seeing people carrying their pets as their accessories in their pet-friendly purses is a new norm. We now even have “dog whisperers” who art a sort of shrink for pets.
Maintaining healthy human relationships has become so hard nowadays, that people are starting to replace them with pets. According to Cesar Milan, a renowned dog whisperer, we have become very attached to our pets. So much so, that it is unhealthy because we have given them our insecurities and mental anguishes, such as depression and anxiety, and now even pets have a need for a shrink.
The original purpose for breeding dogs and cats was to help us hunt our food, bring protection to our family, and keep us company. However, the role seems to be reversing because we are now the ones who provide our pets with food, we bring them protection by keeping them in well ventilated areas, and not only do we keep them company, we also spoil them rotten. How twisted is that?