Pets are People Too

Aniaml lovers keep blurring the line between man and beast

THE HUMAN ANIMAL IS A BIZARRE BEAST. HAVING popularized pet yoga, doggie "bark mitzvahs" and other novel anthropomorphisms, animal lovers keep blurring the lines between man and his animal-kingdom friends. And sometimes the animals do the blurring. --By Jeremy Caplan

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