When I was younger I was obsessed with getting a dog. Every birthday, every good grade, every time I did anything remotely noteworthy I was convinced that I would be getting a dog (and a TV in my room for that matter…). Unfortunately growing up in Manhattan the only pets I ever had were some fish I got “free with purchase” in the Bloomingdale’s Kids section one year, a turtle when I learned how to ride a bike, and some butterflies that came in a science kit that I had to let fly away after a few days — booooring!
Looking back now I can of course see why my parents didn’t want to get me a dog. Between rigorous course-work and endless after school activities there was no way I would have had time to care for a dog (I went to a French school where it’s normal for kids as young as 11 who are in advanced classes to be in school from 8 to 6! Then factor in tennis, piano and all those other things kids are expected to do these days…I don’t even know how I survived looking back!). Any case, I can totally see why these ladies want to pamper their dogs. They become like family I imagine, so I say why not tote them in a chic designer dog bag!
What do you think? Snob or Slob?