"For a designer dog, Wilson got off to a rough start. His was no life of privilege. There are places where people treat dogs like revenue producers, and operate businesses that some call puppy farms, or mills. As their name implies, dogs are treated like cash crops, and live in filthy cages, and never run, or play or feel what is like to be loved, cherished and adored by a human. They spend their days in hot, or cold - for it matters not to the people who farm the dogs - cages producing product. They are fed the bare minimum, and are diseased, and mal-nourished, but their puppies look good, and the public’s insatiable appetite for cute puppies keeps these places going, churning out litter after litter, until the female dogs are unable to deliver, and they are disposed of, or the males lose interest in reproducing, and they disappear."
from the book Mr. Wilson Makes it Home, available everywhere from Skyhorse Publishing Fall, 2014