Well, Sister Des, I guess it's all a matter of perspective as you said. For people that love animals like I do and can afford them, owning a pet is something that brings me joy and makes my living experience a happier and healthier one. But for those that don't have the means to care for a pet but would like to have one, may view this as yet another line of division between the "haves" versus the "have nots"? Do some pets live better than some people? Yes and I recognize the controversy around that reality as well.
Sister Queenie ... you bring up a very controversial point ... pets that live better than some people!
I think it's ironic, us ... black people ... with pets eating better than some of our people, as we talk of unity.
Individuals will fight to care for their pets ... which is reasonable too ... yep controversy with a capital C ...
The ability to care for a pet properly is definitely a division between the haves and have nots, cause if you can't financially afford the animal ... you're a have not ... and even if you go ahead and get the pet ... the poor thing oftentimes looks like he belongs to a family that can't afford him.
Thanks for Sharing!