I Don’t Think I Care What Happens To Other Humans…

Set fire to your mates…

Whilst reading two BBC news articles for Scotland today it made me wonder if there is something seriously wrong with me.

The first article tells of two men who have admitted setting fire to a stolen car in an Aberdeenshire supermarket car park while people were still sitting inside.

The second article talks about an animal charity calling for the licensing of air guns after a cat in West Lothian was left injured after being shot three times.

Look what you’ve done to me you evil f***ers…

I quickly skimmed the first one, thought “idiots” and moved on without giving it a second thought or feeling any sympathy for the victims whatsoever.

The second one got me so angry and I felt genuinely upset for the poor cat.

What does this say about me?

It made me think of all the bad news stories I see each and everyday and how I don’t often give a damn or care about the people involved. Yet as soon as an animal is the subject of the story then I show both interest and emotion.

Am I a bad human?

Bright eyes, burning like fire…

Another example would be today when I was walking along the pavement and saw a dead bunny rabbit that had obviously been hit by a car and somehow crawled out to take refuge under the bushes. There didn’t appear to be any apparent outward injuries and it simply looked like it was asleep.

I felt so sorry for this poor little creature and it stirred more emotion in me than it does when I read in the news about people being struck by traffic.

Do I not care what happens to other humans?

This Is A Steve Party, Not A Disco…

One Saturday afternoon I decided to have my own little Steve party. With a glass of wine, Stone Roses on my iPad, breadsticks and a selection of dips I was ready to chill out…

A party for one...

A party for one…

However I didn’t plan on having any gatecrashers…

I don't remember inviting you...

I don’t remember inviting you…

This photo is part of Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge hosted by http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/

To see previous entries look at the archives or click on Weekly Pet Challenge in the category cloud on this page.

Weekly Pet Challenge

Weekly Pet Challenge

Little & Large…

You're such a little pussy...

You’re such a little pussy…

Bingo & Disco on a rare occasion when they are within a few metres of each other and aren’t fighting.

I’m also not quite sure where Bingo got her little purple hat…

This photo is part of Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge hosted by http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/

To see previous entries look at the archives or click on Weekly Pet Challenge in the category cloud on this page.

Weekly Pet Challenge

Weekly Pet Challenge

Take It To The Max…

Max

Max

This is not a photo of Disco or Bingo

This is a photo of my cat Max who was one of the cats I had whilst growing up.

She went to Rainbow Bridge a few years ago simply because she was old.

Max was a great cat…

This photo is part of Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge hosted by http://hopethehappyhugger.wordpress.com/

To see previous entries look at the archives or click on Weekly Pet Challenge in the category cloud on this page.

Weekly Pet Challenge

Weekly Pet Challenge

Who Is The Real Animal Here?

Steve:

And yet another poor animal in Aberdeen is neglected by its owner http://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/local/mum-lands-ban-from-keeping-pets-after-neglecting-cat-1.193316 SHAME ON YOU!

Originally posted on Steve Says...:

I read this news article and found it disgusting!

What is possibly more disgusting is that I’ve saw so many similar articles over the past year. Pet owners who no longer want their pets and have either:

  1. Put them in a cardboard box and dumped them
  2. Opened their car door, whilst moving, and dumped them
  3. Just simply dump them

Yes, situations  change and owners sometimes can no longer look after their pets for numerous reasons. Cost, allergies, property restrictions, behavior or just simply people changing their minds can all result in pets getting re-homed every day. The key word being re-homed. There are many wonderful services that take on animals and work, sometimes unpaid, to then find them a “forever home”.

You can use Google to find your nearest shelter, if you have no internet (arggggh!) you can pop into the local charity shops or if you don’t do…

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Who Is The Real Animal Here?

I read this news article and found it disgusting!

What is possibly more disgusting is that I’ve saw so many similar articles over the past year. Pet owners who no longer want their pets and have either:

  1. Put them in a cardboard box and dumped them
  2. Opened their car door, whilst moving, and dumped them
  3. Just simply dump them

Yes, situations  change and owners sometimes can no longer look after their pets for numerous reasons. Cost, allergies, property restrictions, behavior or just simply people changing their minds can all result in pets getting re-homed every day. The key word being re-homed. There are many wonderful services that take on animals and work, sometimes unpaid, to then find them a “forever home”.

You can use Google to find your nearest shelter, if you have no internet (arggggh!) you can pop into the local charity shops or if you don’t do popping in you can ASK ANYONE!

So, why do these poor animals still get abandoned?

The, gorgeous might I add, dog in this particular example was left with a tray of food and extra unopened cans. The animal that dumped him obviously “cared” enough to leave him food (no means of opening the unopened ones which just sums up that person’s mentality altogether) before leaving. Okay, they made the decision to dump him. Fine. Perhaps they were embarrassed? Fine. Why not dump him outside an animal shelter rather than on the side of a busy road? Why not go one step further and take him into the animal shelter and say “I found him in a lay by” to save your embarrassment? After all that’s what someone else has eventually had to do on their behalf.

Animal shelters such as Mrs Murrays in Aberdeen do an amazing job and wouldn’t it be great if they had a “drop cage” outside so that unwanted animals could be dropped (placed) into outside of opening hours? They could be properly looked after in the morning by the volunteers rather than putting them through all the needless distress.

I often have a look at the websites of animal shelters and time after time I see the same breed of dog looking for a new home. It is the breed of dog preferred by, how shall I say it nicely, JUNKIES. They get the dog, have it for a while and then it ends up in a shelter. That’s sad enough but what happens in the time between sometimes doesn’t even bear thinking about.

All of this makes me so angry and in my opinion it is excellent justification to make sure owners have licenses before they are trusted to give a pet the attention and care that they deserve.

Good luck Benson, I hope you find your forever home really soon.
Benson

Benson