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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

a dog...

It was 20 degrees out today, so I decided to go on a walk with my wife and her dog. We were walking around the neighborhood having a good time enjoying each others company, and the fresh morning air. Then it all went sour.

We passed a house on a corner. The people there own an average size dog.(45 lbs maybe). Everytime we have walked by in the past it always runs around in a circle, (its chained up all the time, and I have never seen it off, or seen the owners for that matter) wags its tail and barks at us. We hadn't been out in a while, but I was still suprised that we weren't greeted in the usual manner. I looked around for the dog and noticed it curled up in a small ball on a chunk of cement next to the garage. This was the only spot that wasn't covered in snow, and as far as I could tell, the dog didn't have any real shelter. At all hours this dog is outside. This isn't what truely bothered me. The dog stood up, or rather, unfolded. I could count every rib on that dogs side. This pissed me off. Everyone who knows me knows it takes a lot to get the zeke mad, and I was downright livid. I stood around and tried to find anyone on the property to give them a piece of my mind, and maybe the back of my hand. No avail.

I went home and called the cops and reported the dog to community policing. We'll see if anything has happened by tomorrow.

The strange thing is, I have more remorce for an animal than a human. Not strange at all when you concider an animal won't do anything other than its instinct tells it (not including sick animals). Dogs have the characteristics I admire, and that most people don't have. Loyalty, respect, devotion, selflessness......the list goes on and on. That is why I can't understand, and have no respect whatsoever for someone that treats a dog like that. You just don't tie a dog up and starve it. Humans can actually deserve that, a dog never could.
This isn't an animal rights activist ranting, far from it. This is me wondering what kind of a person treats an animal like that.

Something will be done by tomorrow, plain and simple.


Mort said...

At the risk of sounding like a mature adult. I do not see why anyone would get a damn dog and then treat it like shit. It is total BS that someone can possibly see this behavior as appropriate.

grey said...

That is not right at all. That's comperable to neglecting a small child.

zealott said...

If you don't want a dog, you have the right to put it to sleep or shoot it or give it away. There is no excuse for starving an animal. If you own an animal it is your God-given responsibility to take care of that animal. That's not to say you need to let animals run your life, like the PETA people think.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Animals are innocent. They are like babies. They deserve to be treated with care and attention. People who abuse animals are one step away from abusing people. It's reprehensible.