Monday, May 23, 2011

Pleasant Dreams

From a former position low on our hierarchies, animals are moving up.

Our local newspaper reported that nearly half (48%) of people who live with dogs have their dogs sleep in the bed with them.

Both of us love having our cats and dogs sleep with us. When we were growing up, our cats and dogs stayed out in the garage, except when our mom was not at home and we snuck them in to be with us. What a change in one generation concerning how many people feel about the animals in their families.

The human-animal hierarchy has weakened so much in the recent decades. Even though we still have way too much animal abuse and mistreatment, we're moving in the right direction.