Today everywhere you look you see dog beds, pet clothes, jewelry for you and your pet to match. Is this to do with all of the baby boomers getting older? I say YES to this, their children have all grown up and moved out and on with their families. Now we go out and get our new children (pets) to make a fuss over. We may have had a faithful dog around for years who has been feeling a little neglected.
When I was a child, there were 11 of us our Mother's motto was "No one could have a pet" which at the time did not make any sense to me but then we would have to get 11 different animals, well that does not work in a city. Back "In the Day" as my daughter so lovingly put it to me things was very different back then.
If you were one of the lucky families to have a dog you did not have a dog bed or any fancy orthopedic dog bed and for sure no dog furniture. Your parents probably would have laughed at you; your dog slept on the floor with maybe a rug and may jump in your bed or under the bed when your parents were not looking.
Now the baby boomers are grown, the children are gone and in come the dogs. We really go all out and check the new orthopedic dog beds which are just great for our older friend we have had around for awhile. His joints are no longer good as the owners are either and these beds will help him sleep better. Do not forget those wonderful heated dog pads that help your dog's sore muscles and joints, just like the heating pad we use more often now too.
Oh yes and when it's too hot outside how about the new cool dog bed to keep your pet comfortable and cooled down. How would you love to have one of these on a hot summer day of 104?
We go out and buy dog beds for our new kids, we just can not help themselves they are so lovable. They are so cute in their new little dogie clothes; everybody makes such a fuss when they see your cutie. We might just redo the kids' bedroom and go out and buy the whole set of dog furniture to fill the void the children left in our hearts. This comes complete with a bed to fit the size of your dog a wardrobe to hang all the cute new clothes that you have bought and helps to keep the room neat. Do not forget about all the dog toys; this set comes with a step / storage unit to put them in and the steps will help your pet in the golden years and maybe you can teach your dog to get what toy you what him to play with, my brother was able to do this with his beagle, what a smart kid.
Anything we can do to make our pets feel more at home and part of the family.
Well maybe it's just me, I am getting older part of the boomer generation and all the kids are gone, sometimes I miss them like crazy.
Then again I live on a farm now and we have 3 dogs, 9 horses, 1 bull, 20 cows, 2 heifers, 10 calves, 20 chickens, and 3 roosters.
Oh and yes my animals are spoiled and loved very much and would not have it any other way. I do not have much time to miss the children because my other kids keep me busy spending money and spreading my love. Do you feel the same way? I hope maybe I hit part of the answer why there is so much interest in dog beds and all the new pet products out there.
Thanks and God bless,