Okay, I'm going to jump up on my kennel box (I don't have a soapbox, actually I don't have a kennel either) and bark to you about equality.
I hear that humans are trying to get equality for dogs. They want dogs to have all the rights of humans and be equal to humans. That's a bit scary for me.
I watch the news sometimes with mom and I hear all kinds of things. I pay attention. I see on the news that even humans don't have equality with each other. I mean, think about it. Are humans really equal? If they are why does the rich movie star who dies get all over the news stations but if you died it would never hit the news? Or what about the really wealthy humans and then the very poor humans? Are they equal? I guess I don't understand human's view of what equal is.
I don't WANT to have equality. I think equality carries responsibility and I am not ready for all that responsibility. I am a dog, a little dog at that. I can't take care of myself. Yes, there are humans out there that don't want dogs to be "owned" by humans! They think all dogs should be free. That sounds wonderful to them but not to me. I would not survive the freedom that they make sound so wonderful. I need humans!
I think humans created us and tamed us to be pets so why shouldn't they continue to take care of us? I just don't understand this equality thing. It's a human thing and I want no part of it.
In the dog pack world, we do not consider ourselves equal to one another. Perhaps that is why I just can't understand humans preaching equality for dogs. We are not even equal within our own packs. Why would you ever think we could be equal to humans? In dog packs there is generally an alpha (the boss, the strongest), a beta (like you human's vice president) and the omega (weakest and least cared for). And then there is the rest of us which are generally followers. As you can see, we don't practice equality. Some of us are just not able to be leaders. We don't want equality.
I enjoy being "owned". I don't want to be equal to my mom. She loves me and I am happy with that!