Has Facebook Gone to the Dogs - Literally?

People now have Facebook pages for their dogs? Is that too much?

When Facebook first crept onto the scene in 2004, it slowly earned 1 million users, but that grew incredibly in the eight years that followed. According to a story in Yahoo Finance this week, it now has 955 million users in any given month, an increase of 29 percent more than just a year ago.

But recently a new trend has emerged that, considering the number of pet owners worldwide, could increase that number exponentially. Facebook users have begun setting up Facebook pages, just for their dogs.

Tell us what you think about this, a naturally progression or has Facebook finally gone to the dogs? Are you ready to have Fido's daily activities coming through your Facebook feed?

Bd Cat September 16, 2012 at 01:13 PM
What"to the dogs", I thought only cats were allowed!! now, I am Mad!!
Racer X September 16, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Alert- Kidnapped Athens child. Sharon- A buddy of mine's 12 year old step-son who lives in Athens was kidnapped by his biological father two and a half months ago while the son was visiting him in Kennesaw. The biological father is from the Czech Republic and took him there before disappearing in the Canary Islands with him. The boy's mother and step-dad are worried sick and need help. Do you think Oconee or Athens Patch could do a story on this? If Facebook ever had a good use I would think finding a kidnapped child would be it. Here is a link to the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-A-Viskup/152111584925665
Sharon Swanepoel September 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Mike, I will pass that information on to them.
Athens Area Humane Society September 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Just a quick note--a feral cat is one that has lived on its own to the point where cannot be handled by humans, so be sure to refer to it as a stray if you're looking for a home for it (otherwise people may get the impression that it cannot transition to a pet in a home).
Sharon Swanepoel September 16, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I will do, thanks for the correction. Its mother and the other one from the litter are definitely too wild, but for some reason this one isn't - not sure why. I have another one that I brought inside from the same mother and I would never try and find him another home. He has been inside for two years and still hides for hours when he hears another voice in the house. Do you know why one cat from a feral mother would assimilate into human society so easily? I trapped her on Wednesday, had her fixed on Thursday and by Friday night she was content to get up on my bed and sleep. I had been feeding her, the mother and other cat outside for about six weeks so I know she didn't come from another home.


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