I rebooted the whole system on my PC this weekend. Naturally, I needed to find an English Bulldog picture to set as my background. Much to my surprise many of my image results were of “Miniature English Bulldogs“. This made me wonder, what this world was coming to? I realize that there have been many dogs rebred to be mini; however, most of those dogs were rather large to begin with. English Bulldogs usually never grow to be more than about one foot in height or weigh more than about 50 pounds. To me, this is not a big enough dog to be making “mini” breeds of. I apparently, had seen plenty of pictures before, but I thought they were puppy pictures. Maybe I am biased because this dog happens to be my favorite breed. Wow, I just learned that Chihuahuas have also been downsized. The world has now bred mini Chihuahuas, also known as “teacup” sized. How ridiculous can this get? Dogs are supposed to have a purpose in life, not to just sit and shiver because it does not have enough body mass to even keep itself warm. This saddens me a little. Hopefully I can still find a normal sized dog by the time I get old enough to buy one.