When I saw this photo of a Chinese woman walking her pet dog in a Santa suit, down an empty Beijing street, it reminded me of a past post re. pet dogs being destroyed in China, and the ensuing arguments in the comment section about whether the Chinese hold their pets with as much esteem as, say, we do.
I figure if they are willing to humanize their doggies by buying clothing for them, they aren't going to end up in their chow mein, some day, so they MUST love them as much as we do.
I figured as much.
(AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)