Monday, March 13, 2006
How is this NOT Los Angeles?
There's an article in today's Contra Costa Times about 'pet hotels' that bugged me. I know I've written before about people with too much money, but suddenly $400 cashmere baby hoodies seem more reasonable than they once did. (OK, no, they still don't). The pet hotel in the picture is in Philadelphia. The dog is being fed Filet Mignon. Artfully prepared and presented on a gold platter. WTF?!?! I mean, our dog Genevieve is spoiled. She gets 'premium' dog food that you can't get at PetsMart and those places. She gets two walks a day. She has a dog bed in the living room. But come on. $125 dollar a night suite? For a dog? What the hell has happened to compassion for your fellow man in this country? I kind of expect this kind of stupidness from movie stars and Paris Hilton, but people who just work for a living? It's insane. Think of all of the homeless people in Philadelphia who would be much better served by a warm, dry place to sleep and a meal. And really, wouldn't these dogs be just as happy being boarded somewhere where they get some affection and exercise, a good meal, and a nice dog bed to sleep on? Do they really need a reading lamp? And a TV?
Some people simply have TOO MUCH MONEY, and have lost all perspective.