Thursday, September 07, 2006
Doggy Day-Care and Human Day-Care
Can you imagine spending $400-500 a week to send a dog to day-care while you’re at work? I can’t. My dog is at home where pets are supposed to be. I know people at work who are doing this. This costs more than day-care for 'actual' humans.
I’m not sure if this is just an L.A. thing or is spreading to other parts of the country, but if you can make this much watching dogs while its “pet-parents” are at work, well, maybe I should be getting into that business. Because there are a ton of suckers out there.
I just can’t stop thinking about this – it really bothers me now being a parent (of a human). When did pets become humans all of a sudden? I’ve always had a dog, took care of it, played, walks, etc. I really like animals but I don’t see them as a human equals especially that are in need of day-care.
If my dog and a stranger were drowning in a river, as much as I love my dog, I would definitely save the human first, then get my dog. When I asked pet-parents this (older people with no kids) they have to really think about it.
The people who spend this kind of cash don’t have any kids of course, yeah I know - but the ‘the Pug is her baby’!! Maybe they need to spend the money on something. I should tell them I need a Porsche, or maybe a trip to Fiji – or both! Because if they’re spending that kind of cash, money must be no object or they’ve got their priorities mixed up.