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Reflections

December 23, 2013

reflections on Animal Owners

My first question for you is, do you own an animal? A cat or a dog? A mouse or a monkey? A hamster or a horse?

My second question is, why do you have this animal? Is it for you or is it for the animal? Where did you get your animal? How long have you had it? Where do you keep it? Is this your first pet, and did you know anything about having a pet before you became a pet owner?

These questions all stem from something that I heard last weekend. I have many friends who work with animal shelters, both locally and far away, and I am aware that it takes a very special person to work saving animals.

Last weekend a kitten was dropped off at the local kill shelter, a shelter that can only keep animals for a limited amount of time before they must make room for others.

Why was this kitten dropped off at the shelter, you may ask.  The answer is a terrible one.  

Some local family had obtained this kitten, and then they had put up their Christmas tree. And, as cats and kittens will climb and explore, especially on trees, this kitten had climbed the tree and evidently broken some of the ornaments. So, someone in the family immediately decided that the kitten had to go!

What person in their right mind doesn't know that cats climb trees and that they love Christmas trees with the dangly ornaments and glitter. I mean, how dumb do you have to be to not know you are setting yourself and the kitten up for disaster. And how utterly mean is it to throw the kitten away when you should have known and not gotten the kitten to begin with!

So back to some of my questions.  If you don't understand the nature of an animal, do you really think you are the right person to own one?

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