posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 12:09 PM
Dogs rely on family units, be it other dogs or humans, they need to be a part of a pack. The cruelty towards dogs is unbelievable, like those that
get a puppy and tie it outside where it spends its life without the nurturing companionship it deserves, only to be treated as an inconvenience at
Animal cruelty is abundant where I live and it is mainly because of a Cultural Conditioning. Hispanics in this region are the worst at realizing that
animals have Spirits and that they actually have a language and that they have feelings too. Instead the culture here sees them as just "stupid
animals" to be used and abused as they see fit. Yeah, I know, this does sound like I am prejudice, but I know this by observation, a lifetime of it.
Recently a nearby neighbor down the road brought home a chihuahua puppy, it couldn't have been over 6-weeks-old. It was placed in a rabbit cage on
the porch where it cried for its mother throughout the next week, day and night, every time I walked by the poor little thing was lost and confused.
Finally they took it and threw it in with their chickens, a pen no bigger than a walk-in box itself. There it sits day in day out waiting for some
kind of interaction, some kind of affection, crying out to deaf ears. Perhaps they were tired of losing chickens to predators and wanted a dog to
help protect them, perhaps they are just stupid people; all I know is that it is not uncommon here yet it is still cruelty.
I walk my dogs daily, we cover several miles each day. It does me good and it does the dogs good. I purposely walk through a new housing area
because the sidewalks actually help trim their nails and it is a "safe" walking environment. I have noted so many cruel and unusual behaviors of
people with their dogs. One house I refuse to walk past now because it is a police officer's home, a canine unit; I have always thought that canine
police kept their dogs at home with them as a member of the family. I was so wrong! This policeman owns two large family dogs which he keeps in the
backyard. The police dog is kept in a "squeeze cage" like what you see at zoos for transport and veterinarian uses. It is a 4 x 2 ft cage that is
enclosed so seeing the dog is impossible, I can only hear him clawing and barking as I walk by. It is on wheels so the surface he has to stand on is
metal as well, a stainless steel transport cage is what it looks like. The only time the dog is allowed out is to and from the squad car. He likely
has to defecate in this cage as well. The side of the police car says "Andi" which denotes the name of the dog. It is a sad cruel world for him
and nothing is wrong with this at all in the eyes of the Law. Who would have thought?
I constantly see dogs in small runs by themselves, the look they give is one of a long drawn out psychosis, a look of "emptiness" surrounds them. I
give them names based on how they bark, one in particular is stuck outdoors 24/7 and yet I can hear a child crying in the house, I am sure this child
is getting just as much attention; I named the dog "Odie", because he yoddles like he is saying Odie Odie Ohhh. Poor thing!
When I moved into this house my landlady called to ask if I would feed her dog while she was "off to the Ranch", her personal get-away; I agreed and
went over to meet the dog. He was only 12-years-old, fat and club-footed, attached to a chain that was less than 10-feet. The surrounding half-round
furrow to the exact length of the chain indicated that this dog had not been off this chain in more years than I could imagine. His entire life was
this 20 ft circumference. That was it, nothing more than that, I felt sickened and I felt disgusted, but this is how this "culture" treats their
pets. They say, "Oh they are guard dogs", and justify the existence. So cruel, and so sad. Later that same year I asked how he was doing and she
told me that her husband had to shoot him one night because he started crying and would not stop.
I am a firm believer that all dogs require a "family" unit. My dogs are my children, and just as it was with my first dog, these too will be by my
side until I know they are ready to go, then I will hold them as they are put down humanely and in my own home. I should hope for someone to be that
humane for me one day.
As a rant, I cannot believe that someone thinks that a dog can just go join a pack on the street! How ridiculous is that? Most dogs get hit by cars
because they don't even know to stay off the street when they are running about, how would they "know" to join a pack when the human is their pack,
even the stupid idiot humans they love without fault.
On Judgment Day we will all discover the cruelty of our Past and we will all discover how sad our lives really were when we cannot even respect
Intelligent Creatures around us. We are a cruel ugly Species by Nature and we do not deserve half of the considerations we receive. Yeah, I guess I