Sunday, January 16, 2011

Animal Addiction?


The other day I was watching the news and they talked about a new show on the Animal Planet channel.  It was a reality show about Animal Hoarders.  Across the screen it said:

Animal hoarding is a serious and growing problem.

It affect every community in the United States.

I laughed out loud.  I had never heard of animal hoarding!  Then they interviewed a "recovering animal hoarder."  This woman had over 80 dogs at one point.  They had a therapist there to explain that this woman need to prioritize humans above animals and find balance in her life between animal and human relationships.

Later, on Hulu, they had a commercial for an animal weight loss system.  Again, I laughed.  I thought what is going on today with people and their pets.

Finally, I saw the Octomom on Oprah.  She said she was addicted to having babies and was only trying to "self-medicate" by having more and more babies.

I thought, Wow, the media is weird today.  Then I realized that although animals and babies are not the common things to be addicted to, it is true that we need to find balance in our lives.  There are many things we can become addicted to, which will created unbalance, disharmony and stress in our lives.

Big D says I am addicted to my email, and I probably am.  I am going to try and relax and find more balance and peace in my life.  But you can bet I will never be addicted to animals or birthing babies!

-Miss T


  1. Haha! Siiiick. I will never be addicted to either of those things either. Maybe I'm addicted chocolate?

  2. PS: that is a crazy old picture! i miss hannah!