Extravagance

Early this year the Asheville, North Carolina Times carried the remarkable story of couple who fly all over the country putting on special events for dogs. They do dog weddings. They do dog bar mitzvahs. They do dog birthday parties. They got started in this strange business by baking all natural dog biscuits. That led to doggie cakes and pizzas. Now they are hired by the rich to put on extravaganzas for dog's special days. Though we may all agree that a dog is man's best friend, it is obvious that these events are not really for the dogs but for their owners. One wonders about a society where people have so much money they can cheerfully throw it away on such events while millions starve.