I will just come right out and say it.
You look ridiculous fussing over your dog, rather than having children.
This is a pet peeve of mine (pun intended).
A NATURAL VOID
By God’s design, all of us (especially women) have an innate desire to care for others.
Deep down, women are designed to be nurturing and affectionate toward others. The female body and the hormonal levels give evidence to this coming more easily to them, as it fulfills the design of their bodies.
Not to leave the men out. Men are, by their very nature, protectors and defenders. They are called to make sacrifices and to even lay down their lives in defense of those under their care.
This innate desire that we all have can be fulfilled by having children.
Yet, the fallout from the Sexual Revolution and the Feminist Movement remain felt today. Women are taught from a young age to delay or to forego childbearing, in the pursuit of more money in a career they think will bring them fulfillment. Meanwhile, they are told they can have sex without consequence, thanks to the advent of the Pill and other contraceptives.
Add it up and women are not having as many children as they did in generations past.
This was supposed to make women feel liberated. No longer were they “bound” to be barefoot and pregnant from age 18 to menopause.
They can have it all: more pay, enjoyable promiscuity, and then (if they so choose) children later in life.
FIDO: THE PLACEHOLDER
While they delay getting married and starting a family, young women often feel the need to scratch the itch they still feel to be nurturing and affectionate.
Fido, the (little, ankle-high, rat-look-alike) dog becomes the object of her powers of affection.
The woman takes him to the vet regularly for his checkups, and buys him the premium dog food.
She even has him ride in her purse like an accessory item. She talks to him like he is her child. She talks about him as if he is. She calls her dog her “baby” and dotes on him every day.
This woman looks ridiculous.
What a waste.
Hello! Fido is JUST A DOG. Fido will not survive this lifetime. Fido can show you affection, but he cannot love you like another human person can.
You can apply this all to owning a cat or any other pet. The principles still apply.
I am not against dog ownership. Dogs and other pets can be enjoyable additions to any home. Studies prove that pet ownership reduces stress and has other benefits.
What I am opposing is people fussing over their mutts as if they are their children. Please, cut it out!
Recognize that affection for what it is—namely, a God-given desire to care for other people, especially children.
I am not saying every one, everywhere needs to abandon their pets to shelters. But what I am doing is inviting people to take a step back to see if their deep fondness for their pets may be misplaced.
Getting married and having babies will not only fulfill that itch to nurture, but will also bring much more fulfillment. You will have created a lifelong, loving bond with your spouse, as well as new human lives who will live on for eternity.
That’s much more rewarding than merely doting over a dog.
So, do you hear what I am saying?
Do you feel the same way I do?
Or am I off a bit?
Please share your thoughts!