I apologise to all you genuine caring People, but a lot of our populace think nothing of these practises. The Sad post entered below previously is just the tip of the iceburgh. Where does it Start. Where do we all learn the way to behave and treat other people and creatures. Yes, we all know, from our Parents,Carers, or Guardians, who All have a duty to ensure children, epecially the younger ones are unwaiveringly supervised in their dealings with animals,pets. Educated and taught where and when necessary, how to be Gentle, and Caring. Your Child does not have to have everything it wants, all of the time. No it is NOT CUTE to see your toddler dragging a kitten along, or mauling a puppy, however well intentioned, IT IS NOT SWEET either!!. That is the job of a stuffed toy, not a Living Creature These young animals and small pets are often daily abused in this way, they are delicate and vulnerable creatures and need to be treated with respect to avoid serious injury. If you think it does not matter, Think Again, you might be honing the skills of a future serial killer. Profiler reports on these people, state the instinct to do harm is first acted out and practised at younger age, on small animals and family pets, graduly growing if unchecked. Assuming Children are old enough of course, ask yourself... Does your child accompany you or take your Family Dog for walks, I'm not talking once a week, and if you nag either. Do your children care and clean after their pets, were they a fad, if so Dont buy anymore. Does your 'Ponymad Child' you bought the pony for, ever want to visit it,unless you iniate it, or Do You, always take them? Do you do all the work, after all if they really love horses they should be enjoying helping and by quite a young age managing themselves to groom and pick out feet,tack up etc. If not perhaps you would be better buying a horse,pony,dog,or pet, for your own pleasure, and not the wonder of your child impressing their friends with another aquisition. Children and Animals can be a Magical experience ,Rewarding for all Parties,. No one has to stay the same, Start today, make a life Better, no matter How Small...or Whose
As well as bagging a new Treasury spot, I was also lucky enough to be featured in one too, ALL KINDS OF WONDERFUL,CCCOE and Friends by arttoweardiva, TY Diva which included my vintage postcard rose large magnet The new was titled Treasury JETHRO TULL, Fields of Gold Danielle Barlow's, Pegasus Foal & Little Blue Bird, was featured .
This was taken from our friends Leo and Velma Kellys blog, http://designsbyone.blogspot.com/they would like as many people as possible to see and read this...Linda Leo tells us..I came across this online the other night and it broke my heart because I know it is so true, so I decided to share with all of you. People need to understand that pets are NOT disposable and that along with the cuteness comes responsibility and a great deal of commitment. If they are not ready to take that on, they are not ready to have a pet:
Letters to a Dog -- By, Carolyn MacMullin, January 6th; Dear Dog, I saw you today for the first time, just a couple houses from my own the school bus stopped to let out your kids, and your mom opened the front door to let you run out and greet them. You are a wiggly, bouncy, and happy little puppy with a full belly and a shiny coat. Your kids grabbed you up, hugged you, held you and toted you inside. Your tail was wagging the entire time. I thought to my self, how sweet, what a way to end a long hard day. I spoke to your mom this evening and she said that they got you from the Animal Shelter, and the kids named you Lucky. March 10;Dear Lucky, I saw you today as I always do on my way home from work. You were already outside to greet the kids today, which seemed a little odd. The little girl got off the bus and shooed you away, she appeared to not want you jumping on her. The boy got off the bus and gave you a quick playful pat on the head, then smelled his hand and brushed you aside. You looked confused and sad, as you went to lie by the porch. You curled up in a tight ball on the cold ground and let out a huge sigh. My heart felt heavy that day. March 21; Dear Lucky, I saw you today, I was headed home and the kids got off the bus, walked to the house, and you ran out as far as you could on your heavy chain to let them know you were there. The little girl ignored you, the little boy told you to be quiet, when you barked for his attention. My neighbor commented that they needed to do something with your barking because you keep them up at night. You had a bucket of water and a bowl of food, a relatively nice dog-house, but your eyes were sad and empty. I shook my head and let out a huge sigh. April 30;Dear Lucky, I worried for you today. You look thin, your chain heavy on your neck, your coat is dirty and falling out, you don't get up to do much anymore. Your bucket is turned over, and I have not seen your food bowl for a few days now. I spoke to the neighbor and asked about you. He said you still bark at night and he saw the man of the house throw something at you the other day as he scolded you. I shook my head in despair as I went back into my house. June 4; Dear Lucky, My heart sank today, I was headed home and you weren't in your yard. A large part of me hoped you got away, another large part of me was frightened at all the other possibilities. I asked my neighbor about you, and he said your family went on vacation and sent you back to the Animal Shelter. I shook my head and cried for you as I went into my house. June 5;Dear Dog, I went to the shelter today, I found you huddled in the back of a cage that had a bucket, a bowl of food, and a blanket for you to lie on. You looked up at me as if you knew me, and my heart broke as I read your card, they did not even care enough to give them your name and the card simply said, male, neutered retriever mix. Owners did not want. I cried when a gentleman from the kennel said, "That's a sad one there. He came from here you know, last Christmas. Guess they just got tired of him. He's too frightened, no one will adopt him." I went to the counter and told them I would be back tomorrow and please don't do anything just yet. They all kind of nodded like they heard that one before. June 6;Dear Dog, I brought you home today. You were scared and untrusting, but a small part of you somewhere allowed you to wag the tip of your tail when I told you that you were a good boy and that I loved you. I gave you a new name, " Happy", because you aren't and I hope that someday you will be. You had an accident on the floor, and when I came back to clean it up with paper towel you slunk down and whimpered as if the hand was coming for you. I tried to choke back the tears when I thought of what you must have gone through in the past six months. I reached out and patted you and your eyes closed and your body went limp at such a gentle gesture. "We're going to be alright," I told you. I showed you your food and you ate voraciously, and you marveled at the treats and toys I got for you. December 25;Dear Happy, Good morning my best friend! You woke me, as always, popping out from under the covers on your side of the bed, licking my face to tell me it was time for our walk. We went through the living room and you sniffed what Santa left for us. I hugged you and said, " Last year you were a Christmas gift, now this year, these are all yours!" Your coat is shiny, your belly always full, and even though we found out at your first vet visit you had heartworms, you are healthy now. As we went out for our walk, we saw your old family in the front yard, they look at you each time as if they recognize you in a way, but you don't give them a second glance. --- Then I believe both our hearts stopped as we saw the children emerge from the yard holding a small playful puppy. "Isn't she just precious? We got her from the animal shelter. Hope this one works out, the other dog we got from there was so much trouble." I sighed and refrained from pointing out that you were not the trouble. You looked up at me as if to say, " Thank you mom." I kneeled down and whispered in your sweet ear, " No, it is I who thank you." I am sorry if this is a sad story, but unfortunately not all Christmas Puppies and Kitties have such happy endings, and thankfully some don't have such sad stories. The moral of this tale? Whether you get a pet from a shelter, a pet store, a breeder, or a private litter, this animal, is a living and feeling being, who will depend on you for everything. He will need love, patience, and kindness, as he is taught manners and housebreaking. There are no bad pets, just those who need a good foundation to start off life. A pet is for life, and a pet is family..
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