An interesting read I found via Pocket, particularly as I listened earlier today to a broadcast of Armstrong and Getty on radio. One of their (A&G) stories on the global decline of sexual relations between men and women in the last ten years – I should find their podcast as it gave me the same “eh, whaa?” you may have just had – was partially supported by surveys of those becoming adults in the last decade. With many choosing to delay marriage, child-rearing, and such, their “children” in the interim, are dogs. It may be a sort of parent /proxy child practice.
Specifically relating the linked article, how do you give your “kids” exercise living in an urban environment? One answer is a dog park. But the land-use politics between homeowners, with their own animals, dog-walkers, and even those who use the park ‘across town’, irritating the “locals”, is becoming an issue.
Read more here.