We live in a society that, for at least the last hundred years or so. Has found it entirely acceptable to get rid of any animal, that we have grown tired of. Any animal that has some minor issues, that we don’t want to bother with. Or any animal where, we can say, “is just not working out”.
We gave it a shot, we had a good run. Now it’s time for us to move on.
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Now, imagine for a moment. That we lived in a society, where it was acceptable, and the norm, to do the same thing with our kids…..
” You know honey, don’t get me wrong…. You know I really love little Johnny, right. But he’s not that good at basketball. And if, you ask me, it’s just not working out. You know it’s been my dream, to have my son in the NBA…..So I think were gonna have to get rid of him. Don’t worry, I’m sure he’s find a nice home on a farm somewhere. Besides, I really had my eye on that little mixed kid.”
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The point is, we find it acceptable as a nation to dump our dogs. I lost count of the number of clients I have. That while I’m helping them with their dogs, the conversation about the animal sanctuary sometimes comes up. And during those talks, the folk’s I’m helping, will show their disgust for the people that abandon their dogs.
Yet as we talk further, I will find out that they, had to get rid of this dog for that, and that dog for this. And they just don’t see it, that their doing the same exact thing, that other people do. When they abandon their dog.
Although we like to blame everybody for the homeless dog problem. The animal shelters, for euthanizing the dogs. The pet stores, for selling the puppies. And the puppy mills, for breeding the puppies.
We are the problem, not them……We just love pointing the blame elsewhere.
The Spirit Dog