A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For YouTube Views
5 December 2017, 16:37
Stop buying dogs just to vlog them, dammit
As the Christmas season approaches and the usual warning appears for wannabe dog owners that a dog is, indeed, for life, and not just for Christmas, I thought it fit to advise another group: YouTubers.
I get it, the ad-pocalypse is hard - and even without it, YouTubing is a difficult job where it's hard to find consistent success. A video series might get a ton of views, but then suddenly drop off as the audience runs off to watch something newer and shinier. You may find yourself in a creative dry spell (and hey, that's perfectly natural) or you may find your channel suddenly lacking a direction. You may begin to yearn for a surefire way to get some sweet, sweet clicks.
But please, don't do it by buying a puppy.
I GOT A PUPPY!
"I GOT A PUPPY!" Screams your video title. "Here we come!" Scream one million views, in reply. "Come on in!" Yells the Trending Page. It all certainly seems very tempting.
But then you have a living creature in your home. A living creature that needs care, attention, affection, food and medical care - for a decade.
Dogs are wonderful, kind, loyal creatures that don't deserve to be treated as a prop. If you don't think you have the time and capacity to care for the lil pup, please don't bring it home.
And so help me, if you have a dog and treat it as anything less than a small fury god I will personally come to your house and destroy you. Happy Holidays!