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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Pampered Dogs

Aloha Everyone,

In our immediate neighborhood, dogs live pampered lives. Smaller breeds of dogs are pushed in a baby carriage by private caregivers. In some of the malls, there is a rule that any canine must have a leash and a diaper.  It is a bizarre sight.

J.J. and I also noticed that many of these animals are long haired breeds which are more suited for cooler climates.  When we commented this to our niece Detsy, her response was interesting. She gave 3 specific reasons for owners’ preference for a pedigree, long-haired and often huge dogs such as Irish Setter and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

1). They live in an air-conditioned home and more likely have a large room assigned with its caregiver.

2). Many owners are empty nesters and regard their canines like their children. They would not hold back on the costs of caring including seeing their vets on a regular basis, visits to parlors and giving them special diet.

3). They are eager to show off their “children”.

When I asked a permission to take photos, all were more than happy to accommodate.

Aloha -- Cathi