Monday, June 3, 2013

Dognomics: Relative Scarcity

     A few months ago, I read an article on NPR about the relative scarsity of women in China due to the one child rule.  Many families were thrilled when their one child was a boy, but now that this generation has come to the age of mairage, there is a major problem.  There aren't enough women for everyone to marry.  So the women are asking the men for things like their own appartment, cars, and money for their families.  It makes sence and got me thinking about the problem with rescue groups in America.
Um.....Mom, you do remember that we were both from rescues?

    Right now, we have the opposite of the above problem.  Soo many shelter dogs, and so few families willing to adopt them.  A quick scroll through my Facebook feed breaks my heart because of the number of dogs that need homes (and financially we can only afford 2 pups).  But just imagine if we had the opposite problem....

     Imagine that there are soo many families that want to adopt mutts and pure bread dogs.  That there was competition to rescue groups as to who could adopt instead of who wants to adopt.  Imagine a shortage of dogs that needed to be adopted into loving homes.  (Ok, maybe I've spent too much time these past 3 weeks imagining a world where state standardized testing doesn't exist.)  But just imagine it for one moment.  What a wonderful world that would be........

     We're back from our picture's only blog posting break.  Happy Monday!


  1. I know! And how would we get there? Love your standardized testing joke.

    1. That's the $64,000 question.......I miss Bob Barker reminding people to spay and neuter their pets, but that's only part of the problem. I think another piece needs to be more catch/fix/release programs for feral animals (like feral cats). I'd also love to see the AKC do something where you need a license to breed and some control placed over people with licenses. But even at that it still doesn't solve the problem of irresponsible people. And one persons good dog owner could be another's irresponsible everything else, the question is the simple part.