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Heather Steines is the Executive Vice President of CCSI International, Inc., manufacturers of All Paws Pet Wash.

Times Have Changed

April 23, 2014
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I got to thinking recently about how times have changed. I mean, today’s world is so very different. Just look at man’s best friend. Dogs have been a big part of our lives for a long, long time. Early dogs were farm dogs. They existed to guard their owner’s property and to protect livestock. I hate to call them a tool, but in general terms, that is what a farm dog was. That isn’t to say that the dog wasn’t a beloved part of the family, but it was just different. Fast forward a few decades and dogs became pets. They served the purpose of fetching balls and providing entertainment for families. Families welcomed them into their homes and they became a different — more intimate, perhaps — part of the family. Today, dogs are so much more than pets. They are our kids, our blood.

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The hand knit sweaters, painted toe nails, and Halloween costumes tell of this again and again. I mean, how many pups appeared on your news feeds with Easter bunny ears on over the weekend? My point exactly. It isn’t a bad thing. Pets have become our personal entertainment. We dress them and nurture them and keep them from harm. Pet washes are just another way to facilitate this family entertainment. A safe, easy way to wash your dog together that is fun and has just a hint of entertainment value. Sure, the roles have been reversed in most ways — we look after our pets, where they once looked after us. But it is fun and hey, that is why security companies exist today, right? Here’s to man’s best friend — watchdog and bunny ear wearing breeds alike.

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