Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. John's NL (Canada)
Aw, such awful people in the world isn't there.
I worked with an oldish lady who grew up pet-less (in my eyes, that is the same thing as heartless for anything other than humans) and when my old mini-rex bunny was suffering chronic tooth issues and eventually retrobulbar disease (leading to the removal of teeth via surgery) this lady critisized me endlessly for taking on more hours in order to pay for it all. She knew her tormenting did not faze me, since as a bullied kid I was used to ignoring that sort of behavior. **eta I should add here that the reason I was bullied a lot in school is because of my "weird" ways and being more connected to animals than to people
But it really got me thinking - people who get rid of puppies and kittens when they realise the work involved or that they were foolish for getting it to meet the arrival of a newborn or for their young kids to teach them "responsibility" are just idiots. Seriously. The amount of respect tacked onto non-human animals by the majority of people is pitiful. People can be so heartless. I have fed pigeons off my arm, ducks from my hand. I have given mouth-to-mouth to my drowning mice (my dad showed me how when he tried to rescusitate a hamster unsuccessfully) and have kept feeder fish as pets to save their lives. I have devoted my life to my pets and sometimes when people see my facebook albums (more pics of animals and bugs then of me) they think I'm a freak. I think people like me and you guys here are actually better people than they are who do not care. It takes a real man (though I am a woman) to stand up for something defenseless or smaller. (or, in the case of larger wild animals, to respect its space and leave it alone or feed it like the member above). There are not many wild animals in my area of the city, loose pet bunnies and stray or outdoor cats (which is how I got my cat Oliver)