My “kids,” Fluffy and Rover

My “kids,” Fluffy and Rover

Is it just me or do other people also get driven up the wall by people who refer to their pets as “their children”? We’re a society that kills children in the womb, but also spends hundreds of dollars on cat strollers.

It’s especially noticeable among a certain intellectual (dare I say “blue state”?) crowd that doesn’t always use the term “children,” but whose biographies include mention of their pets where one would normally see names of children. Here’s an example.

And if I ever see another picture of Paris Hilton toting around that creepy rat-dog in a bag that costs more than my computer, it will be too soon. Actually, seeing any photo of Paris Hilton would be annoying, so bad example. Go about your business.