Friday, October 26, 2012
Off to the dog race
Adopting a dog is weird. You want to do everything right. You want to go to the rescue shelter and get one. Or if you want a specific breed, you want to find a reputable breeder who has a liter nearby so you can go and meet them and pick one out based on its temperament. You don't want to go to a pet store that gets their animals from puppy mills. You don't want to buy an animal online and have it flown to your nearest airport. I, for one, have never accepted the notion of 'pure bred' dogs. All dogs come from the same genus and species, they just look different because of centuries of selective breeding. I don't subscribe to the idea that there's a master race of dogs.