Spotted on a vehicle a few days ago: “Dogs are family. Would you tie grandma out in the backyard?” Well no, but neither would I neuter Grandma. Or leash her, or feed her out of a bowl on the floor, nor consider myself to be her owner or keeper, for these things would strip any human being of their dignity. Dogs on the other hand have NO dignity to lose or gain.
Dogs are not family. Dogs nuts believe that if they say “dogs are family” enough times, it will become true. Sorry dog cultists, but it will never be true. Consult a dictionary and look up the word “family”. Oh dear, the definition leaves no room for pets, does it. Tsk. Same goes for constructing your family tree. Uh oh, where do Fidos past and present fit on the branches of one's geneology chart? Next to the second cousins? With the aunts and uncles? As a great grandfather? Latest granddaughter? Are dogs legally recognized as a person's “next of kin”, “siblings”, “relatives”, “spouse” “in laws” “step brothers/sisters” “nephews” or “children”? Nope. As “adopted children”? No. As “foster children”? No way. Dogs do not classify as family in any way, shape, or form. Only within the delusional mind of the dog cultist, ruled by emotion instead of common sense, is a dog a family member.