I watched a new show that I would like to share with you all. The TV Program is called "The Goode Family" and it is about a family obsessed with doing the "right" thing, whether it's environmentally, politically or socially.
If you're looking for a brief synopsis, here it is on YouTube ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4paOVdU5h8
Watch this clip and tell me what you think about their "Vegan" dog ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPP1SKizPys
What does that have to do with this blog? Did you watch the above clips? If you did, you will know about the family as well as their dog. The Goode Family dog is vegan and while I don't have an argument against feeding your dog vegan, it bothers me when people anthropomorphize animals.
Wikipedia states that Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings, natural and supernatural phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts ... Humans seem to have an innate capacity to project human characteristics in this way.
Why does this infuriate me so much? I don't know, but it does. I just want to shake the TV and tell Gerald that his dog is not "warning his little squirrel friend to be careful" ... he's trying to get a snack! Argh! *headdesk headdesk* I really do hope that this show wakes a few people up ... maybe that's too much to ask.
If you're looking for a good laugh, check it out. I know I will be! Who knows, you may really enjoy it. Laughter is, after all, the best medicine.