because people like Dr. Phil make blanket statements like " people who invest everything they have into a animal are...."
are what?..... lonely? unfulfilled? unable to connect with people? form lasting relationships?....ie insert crazy?
it pisses me off, and to prove his point he brings a wierd woman with a chihuahua and a bad marriage onto his show.
it doesn't make me crazy cuz Dr. Phil says i might be crazy...it makes me crazy because he says stupid things like that on TV.
Dr. Phil and Oprah have a responsibility not to trivialize issues simply for mass rating approval. They have a responsibility not to treat the viewing audience like some kind of silly, superficial non thinking doorknob who might be unaware of the real issues but might still appreciate hearing the whole truth and not just the mass entertainment part.
animal/human relationships are entering a whole new era...one that is based on respect for another equally important species. it is not about pretty pink sweaters, or how much we carry someone smaller that us around, it is about respecting another species...and still seeing that dogs are in fact dogs and not our missing children, that cats are not simply entertainment for UTUBE, that cows and chickens and pigs feel fear and pain when we shove them into tiny spaces for their entire weeks long life and then murder them with even more fear and terror because it is cheap.
it is about PETA who calls themselves :"people for the ethical treatment of animals" mass murdering shelter animals because they don't think animals should be pets, apparently they are better off dead.
how about instead of cloaking the issues behind a chi in a pink coat or behind a bunch of political terrorist rhetoric and activity...Dr Phil, maybe looks at some basic issues?...like life in general, what it actually means and who it belongs to, and what we as a society can do to make it more fair and less unkind?
this is why rescuers are crazy, cuz Dr. Phil is a dolt.