Let me start by saying: I LOVE dogs. All kinds. I’m not always so sure about their owners. Yes, I said it. Owners. Not human parents. And definitely not Mommy and Daddy. There are things about these owners that perplex me. Like how can they drive safely with a dog in their lap?? What if they stop short? Lovey Kins could fall right out the window- which is usually open in all weather conditions. What if the dog starts acting up and causes the driver to lose control of the car? Is this any less hazardous than driving while talking on the cell phone? And please do not bring your dog, no matter how cute and small, into ANY store other than the pet superstores that invite them. I have actually spoken to a woman with her small dog riding in the top of the carriage in Wal-Mart. “That is the SMALLEST seeing eye dog I have ever seen!!” , I said with a big grin. “Oh, she isn’t a seeing eye dog!”, her reply. “Shame on you for sneaking her in then!”, I said, still with a big grin. She blushed a deep crimson, and literately backed the carriage up and went hurriedly along. See, it’s not that I don’t WANT these dogs in stores. But there is a discrimination going on here. People look the at the bad judgments of dog owners, but GOD FORBID I want to bring my cat into Wal-Mart! I think my Maine Coon, Kelso, would love it- all 22 lbs. of him. I would put him in a harness. I would even buy one of those little dog carriers to put him in. I would dress him up in some dogie clothes, like a leather jacket. And even give him a hat or some shades. What ever it would take to make him more Dogie kingdom appropriate. but, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Cats have a bad rap here in the States. They smother babies in their cribs, and claw furniture in the spare moments they are not napping. So I will continue to taunt dog owners that disrespect public etiquette, and change lanes when I see a poodle-Yorkie (porky??) with his small head hanging out the drivers side window, and wait for the day when all animals are created equal. And they all are welcome in Wal-Mart.