Sunday, April 02, 2006

Dogs deserve better

When you're on the real estate "junket", going to a different micro neighborhood each day, looking from yard to yard, block to block, you sometimes spy the uncaring treatment of dogs.

Look, I'm probably the first guy to admit I don't walk my dog often enough. But at least mine isn't chained by day, left to sleep in the cold and wet by night, in constant proximity to fecal matter, and without fresh water.

Yeah it's a big city and there are crooks, lugs, and loons; but a dog has to function as more than just theft deterence. If a dog helps you feel more secure--great; but, dog ownership shouldn't only be about utility.