That’s not even really true. I hate people who own dogs. It’s not the dogs’ fault. I feel about dog owners the way Kate feels about fellows…
“I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.” –August Strindberg
People should not be allowed to have any dogs without a vigorous approval process. Leash laws should be ENFORCED in my neighborhood, thank you! When I run over your dog because it’s in the street, that’s your fault. [no dogs have been run over.]
Every place I live, there is always some stupid idiot dog who barks for 3 – 7 hours IN A ROW on MULTIPLE days. That is not ok. One day I will snap and murder someone.
I envision a magnificent future where, every time someone gets a dog from WHATEVER source, the dog EITHER comes surgically debarked, or the new owners have a binding obligation to teach it not to bark. If they want a watchdog, they must legally commit to teaching the dog NOT to bark unless there is ACTUALLY a burglar… not their next-door neighbors walking around their OWN yard. If there is any complaint about the dog barking… fines that increase each time, until the barking stops. The money will be used to fund no-kill shelters. What, you say surgically de-barking dogs is cruel surgery and makes them more aggressive? Then you better be ready to deal with the consequences! Only people who are able to devote the time and energy to training their dogs should be allowed to have them, PERIOD.
If someone wants to train their dog but can’t afford lessons or a class, then my magical program will pay for that. But if they don’t have TIME to train their dog, the dog gets taken away or surgically silenced. I think if you don’t have time to train it then you shouldn’t have it, because it won’t be a happy dog, but that’s your lookout.
Animals are fantastic companions, and a well-trained dog is a useful and wonderful addition to the family. People are complete asshats.
Alternately, who wants to buy me this? I’m totally serious here, folks. So serious.