And what are folks to do if they want a dog of a specific breed? I wanted a show dog quality Maltese and the only way to get one was through a show dog breeder. They are ethical breeders and you have to wait for a pup as they don't breed every heat cycle, they also come with a contract, and because her breeder was in a different state she was flown in by her breeder. She's the perfect little sturdy lap dog. My other pooch Sandy is purchased from pet store when I wasn't even planning on getting a dog. I just fell in love with her. Shelters are fine if you're just looking for a wonderful dog to love but there are reasons why someone would go to a breeder. I would have never found this kind of Maltese in a shelter.
Hmm. Well ok that's a good question and you're making some good points, but I'm not sure if there is such a thing as a truly intimate self for public consumption. You know what I mean? Its like anytime we go out to 'present' ourselves to the world we put on a persona. If I were to take to vlogging about myself I would also shape the image into something I prefer people to see. I guess I think its unfair to assume the worst about someone just because they choose not to share something personal about themselves. As for her language skills its obvious she is not serious about becoming fluent in either Japanese nor Cantonese, which is a shame because I think she will kick herself for not doing so later. She's putting out a product which is herself and her 'life' but its a manufactured image, the whole thing is managed like a production, its obvious but I don't fault her with that perhaps because I feel its obvious that's what she's doing. If I were a teenager I could well imagine not having the critical imagination to see past what she wants viewers to think about her or her life. I mean look at Venus, have you ever seen her 'as herself' or get a feel for her life off camera at all? No. In that sense I think we see more of the real Taylor than we do of the real Venus. I think Taylor thinks of her vlogs as a mini reality show and we all know reality shows are completely managed in every way. Rosie's house is expensive between $200-260 but why not if it all adds to the overall image? What are her topics anyway. Food, shopping, travel, dog, then more food, shopping and traveling. None of these superficial subjects needs anything 'real' from Taylor. Its not like we want to hear her go on about anything of import. I've never heard her critique a book or a film, she doesn't talk about her friends and only minimally about her family. She doesn't discuss politics, she doesn't even discuss Japan from a social or cultural point of view. She's all Lush bombs and cup cake recipes. LOL! You see that's where I disagree. I don't think its a lie, I think its an image and there's a difference. I will only accept it as a lie when everyone thinks of a fashion magazine spread as a lie, or a reality show as a lie and even then I would need someone to show me an 'image' of someone else that is in effect 'true'. Why would anyone put their real life on display on the internet on a daily basis? I'm not talking about taking footage of your cute dog or child saying something funny kind of thing, or the political rant or commentary kind of thing, I mean someone bearing their life and what they do and all the things that make up that life. Who does that? Its an unreal expectation. There are some of these gals who are totally neurotic if not crazy and they're the ones who usually drive drama on one level or another, Taylor isn't that. Taylor is more like a 20 minute advertisement for shopping and food with herself as lifestyle celebrity and she's good enough to have a loyal following but I'm sure they don't look to her for anything important.
Well of course its possible, there are women who get pregnant in their 40's and 50's which can happen when one is perimenopausal or even well into menopause. The thing is that it gets more and more difficult and it can lead to a lot of unnecessary heartache if the woman has trouble conceiving.
From The Huffington Post
"...fertility slows down throughout your thirties. Women are at the peak of their fertility in their 20s, after which fertility starts to decline and the overall risk of infertility increases with age. Between 31 and 35 years of age, the chance of spontaneously conceiving decreases about 3% per year. After age 35, the rate of decline accelerates and by the age of 40, over half of couples are infertile. By 45, women have less than a 5% chance of becoming pregnant."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephanie-beall-md-phd/6-fertility-myths-and-misconceptions-revealed_b_4536006.html
I'm just saying, I'm not trying to throw rain on her hopes and dreams. I'm just giving something she and other's might keep in consideration.
She's 31 and wants to try for kids in the "next couple of years"? She should probably re-think that. At 31 she should be trying NOW, if she's serious about babies. The clock is ticking and the eggs are dying and The most common cause of age-related decline in fertility is less frequent ovulation. As women age, they begin to have occasional cycles where an egg is never released. Egg quality and quantity also declines in a woman’s 30s and 40s.
Has anyone checked out Melty Chocolate Moon? She's black and a sweet Lolita which I've never come across before. She's been in Japan but I'm not sure if she lives in Japan. She has the whole Kawaii thing going on. I think a black Lolita is very rare, anyway she's taking out her anger on Venus at the moment because of something thoughtless Venus had said concerning sexual harassment. You should check it out. She's cute, a chubby-wubby and offers a strange combination of identity politics mixed with pink braids and a nose ring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBEtrVkJE6k What do you think of Melty? I don't think she's a snowflake but I haven't watched her other videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxtTQeQZdlu3tCe8TUd21A
I think its totally reasonable that a daily vlogger would try to keep some intimate life details to themselves. I have dated guys and waited before even mentioning their name to family or friends until I was good and ready, it didn't mean I wasn't serious about the relationship nor was it a lie. She may have wanted to wait until she felt the relationship was serious enough, maybe he had qualms about being involved in this 'internet business'. There are a lot of reasons why an internet blogger doesn't share the whole of their life with an audience and I would even go so far as to say its a sign of good mental health.
Its not a breed, a poodle is a breed but being a runt or being 'teacup' is not a breed in itself it just means that the dog is very small, the runt of the pack. I love teacups. I have a Maltese and a Yorkie-terrier poodle mix and neither are runts but if I found a tea cup that I loved I wouldn't hesitate to purchase one.