Wednesday, October 24, 2012

China dogs


These comments from Patti Waldmeir in today's FT may amuse my dog-loving readers:

"Dogs in pushchairs, baby slings and body suits recently turned out for Shanghai's Pet Fair Asia. They bought pet beds shaped like Moses baskets and baby cradles, tiny doggy tutus and little canine Crocs. Some pooches wore nappies and many more snuggled up to their owners' chests in the canine version of an infant carrier. In China, it seems, chestdogs are the new lapdog.
As capitalism has spread in China, so have its dogs: pet ownership has exploded. Euromonitor predicts pet care spending will amount to $2.1bn by 2017. In one-child China, pets are the new offspring.
The Chinese still insist on feeding pets from the table rather than the petfood tin. "Chinese people treat pets like babies and the Chinese love cooking," says a frustrated dog food company executive."


3 Comments:

Blogger Eurodog said...

Poor dogs! Ozzy would not fit in an infant carrier. Can you imagine?
If you spend your time in shopping malls buying every single designer item you can think of then why not have designer dogs which you can have on you in a baby carrier or a designer handbag.
It will all end in tears. Or will it?

8:46 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Salut ED! Canine Croc tears?

9:06 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

I've always thought this perverse and disgusting. A dog in man's ( and woman's) best friend not a surrogate baby

8:15 am  

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