‘Why?’ is a simple question that people don’t ask often enough.
Why spend $10 on a movie ticket? Why take a trip to New York? Why write? Why work in retail? Why go to college?
Some of those questions might have legitimate or obvious answers. Then there are questions like this:
Why enter your pet in a dog show?
The typical answer to this might be: Because they love it! Because they have fun!
But, that would be an outright lie. Typically at a dog or cat show, the animals spend half their time trapped in steel cages, and the other half being examined like a piece of meat. The only fun they might have is the time they spend with you, which means the animal would have more fun at a park, or at home.
No, the real reason to enter your animal in a dog or cat show is for your own self-gratification. To win a prize and make your pointless and shallow life feel a bit more fulfilling. It’s the same reason one would write a blog where they insult people and put them down for no real reason. To make themselves feel big.
Anyway, I have a hard time believing any animal enjoys those kinds of competitions. So it’s all for the owners, to socialize and shop for stuff they claim is for their pets but is really bought so they can show off.
It’s lies like these that piss me off. How many parents enter their children in talent shows and schedule showbiz auditions? Often, it’s not because the kids like it, but because the parent wanted to be in showbiz, so they try to live vicariously though their children.
Admittingly, I’m probably also gonna do that when I have kids.
Yes, it’s all about the adults, the owners, and the people who sit in the background. But they lie, to the world, and I assume themselves.
Which eloquently leads me into this week’s episode of Littlest Pet Shop. We all remember that Zoe is the diva right? Continue reading