Pets are not Babies

I'm pretty sure Amy Welborn was the most vocal proponent in the blogosphere of the idea that the problem with modern society is that people are having pets instead of babies.

Every time I see a commercial for organic dog food or cat therapists or pet spas, I mutter aloud, "Go have a baby!" and then I rant to my wife or whomever is listening that the problem with modern society is that people have pets instead of children.

Well, I'm in good company and feeling rather vindicated:

“It might be better — more comfortable — to have a dog, two cats, and the love goes to the two cats and the dog. Is this true or not? Have you seen it? Then, in the end this marriage comes to old age in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness.” -Pope Francis, in his homily to newlyweds on Monday

I'm so grateful that Kathy Schiffer posted that excerpt. Otherwise my ranting would lack the papal seal of approval. Now it's not just my opinion- it's a pontification.

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