Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX


December 23, 2013

reflections on Animal Owners


You do know, for instance, that a fish must have water - and if it is to survive the water must be treated and cleaned.

If you have a dog, it needs exercise – a space to run and play. It needs a space to play, and, as dogs love to gnaw, if your pup does not go outside much, he will gnaw on something inside.

Are you a person who believes there are just more animals in the world, especially domestic animals, than we can take care of? Do you know what to do about it? Spay and neuter! It's really very simple. If you are a pet owner, spay and neuter your pets, even if they are barn cats. Because if you do this, there will not be an over population of kittens and puppies which ultimately have to be killed!

I had a neighbor who, at one time, trapped the wild cats in the area, took them to be spayed and neutered and given shots, and then she let them back into the wild. What a responsible person she is!

Do you allow your dogs to run wild, chase cars, intimidate neighbors? You know, there are laws about that, so, if for no other reason, you should keep you dogs penned if you don't want a ticket!

My point in this column is to encourage everyone to be a responsible adult when it comes to pets. If you don't like animals and if you don't understand them, don't get them,  even if your family wants one!  It's not worth the hassle, and it's harmful to the pet.

If you have an animal or you want one, take time to learn about it - as in, cats do climb whenever possible, and if they are indoor cats they will climb furniture and sharpen their claws on it!

Text Only
Featured Ads
Mineral Wells Index

Click on a photo to visit our SmugMug page

Front page
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Must Read