Vintage Dog A Day

by Steph Mahrle


I follow this Facebook page called Vintage Dog A Day (https://www.facebook.com/VintageDogADay/?fref=ts). It is such awesome because you get to see the former conformation of certain dog breeds. The other thing I like about this page, is the photos reflect how functional dogs were within our world, before all of the mass marketing of pampering our dogs became the new hip thing to do. Intentionally treating our dogs as spoiled, bratty, children, or what modern day pet marketing would have us believe as the "right thing to do", has led to real drama amongst people and their dogs. I've personally experienced that conflict, and I'm glad I matured emotionally to live a more fulfilling, and enjoyable life with my dogs. Dogs are happiest being cared for as dogs...not spoiled, bratty, human children. Attached are two of the pictures I really enjoy, the dogs are clearly still loved, valued, and respected, but they actually work for it all. Something to think about...