Isaac Morehouse wonders if we would care for our dogs this way.
"I’m not a dog owner, but everyone else seems to really love their dogs. So much so, that if I offered the following service, most would consider it beneath them as pet owners to take me up:
Every work day, you’ll wake your dog before it wants to get up, force feed it some breakfast, and tie it to a pole at the corner of your street, then go to work. A giant vehicle with no safety harnesses will stop by and load your dog, along with fifty or sixty other dogs, and haul them off to a huge dog daycare center.The dogs will be crammed thirty or forty to a room, and each room will have one person there to look after them, and make them go through a number of drills and activities that dogs hate, sitting still the whole time, not being allowed to do what dogs really want to do – run around. This supervisor will be unionized and paid based on years of service, with little or no connection to how well your dogs fare under their care. Some are good people who like dogs, though many found veterinary school too challenging and would struggle to gain employment as private dog trainers, groomers, or sitters."
Read the whole thing on his site. Every day millions of believers send their kids off to be trained by pagans. I guess we love our dogs more.