So many people are irresponsible pet owners that it breaks my heart (for the sake of the dogs and cats) and it makes me very angry that our society allows just anyone to “own” pets. We have a handful of laws about pets, such as rabies vaccinations and anti-cruelty statutes. But for the most part, unless someone makes a complaint against a specific pet owner, people do pretty much whatever they want with animals.
I was glad when Michael Vick was arrested for dog fighting. I have always wondered which one of his posse got mad at him and ratted him out? As far as I am concerned, every single one of the pissants who worked in his kennels and attended the dog fights should have been hunted down and caged. They were all just as guilty as Michael Vick and I can guarantee that just because Vick was arrested that the people who were involved have not stopped – they have just moved on to another cruel dog owner holding dog fights in another place.
I have no knowledge of any dog fights in our area, but we do have a constant problem with dogs running loose in the streets. Many of these dogs have not escaped accidentally – they have owners who knowingly let them out to run. I’m not afraid of being bitten by any of these dogs, but I do worry about my own dogs being attacked in my yard or a driver hitting one of the dogs running in the road and having an accident. I have a small fenced area for my dogs to run and if we ever go out of the house other than their exercise pen they are on a leash.
Have you ever been mislead by someone in a chat room? I don’t go to the traditional chat rooms to meet people, but I have been in chat situations during multi-player online games. I can’t believe the way people act when they can hide behind a screen avatar and be relatively anonymous. If you chat – be careful out there! And don’t even get me started on Facebook and all that goes on there.
For quite a while now there have been videos of a cat named Maru on YouTube. Some of them are really funny, some not so much. But I do enjoy watching Maru play with boxes – when I’m feeling down I can always count on a YouTube video of Maru to bring a smile to my face! I think that the toy companies should change the old “Jack in the box” toys with a “cat in the box” that looks like Maru!
When I arrived at work this morning Sarah called and told me that she needs to cancel our weekend plans; her mother passed away unexpectedly and she needs to fly out to Ohio to help with the funeral planning arrangements and attend the funeral. She asked me to take care of her dogs and cats for her while she is gone, and told me where I can find a key to her house, and the code for turning the security alarm off and then on again. Naturally I told her that I’d tend her pets for her as long as she needs me to. Such sad news.
For most of my life I’ve heard about the healing powers of chicken soup. Any time someone gets sick in my family, you can be sure that a bowl of chicken soup is being prepared and served.
Today, one of my dogs is not feeling well. I know he ate something that he shouldn’t have. He is a handful sometimes, and he has a tendency to get something out of the trash or steal food off a dinner plate if you are careless enough to leave your plate unattended for more than a minute or two. So I’m going to make a bowl of chicken soup for my dog and see if I can flush away whatever is making him sick with the healing benefits of chicken soup.