We’ve got a lot of cynolatry around here, c?

Today’s word is “cynolatry”.

Cynolatry is the worship of dogs.  Don’t get me wrong — I’m all kinds of an animal person.  I kind of lean toward cats, but I love dogs, too.  I just don’t own any at the moment, and even if I did he or she would never wear a Halloween costume, a mackintosh with boots or a sweater.  God gave them fur for a reason.

Also, you’d never see me with a dog in my purse.  Of course, there’s  a good reason for that — my preferred breeds are Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers and especially Irish Wolfhounds — I’d need a large sized steamer trunk for any one of them. 🙂 Forget the purse.

It’s interesting.  I don’t know, off the top of my head, of a culture where dogs were worshiped.  Cats, of course, had a place in Egyptian mythology.  Dogs may have, but I doubt the Egyptians had an equivalent for our trendy dog boutiques.

Dogs have a place.  It may even be in the home (although my parents and their generation/culture wouldn’t agree). But can we agree it’s not on a altar?

 

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