Thursday, October 6, 2016

Do Dogs Lives Matter?

Jake, 2008 - 2016
I lost my dog today.  Jake was with me for 8 years. September 9th he happily went to the spa for his Fall treatment.  No signs of anything wrong.  September 19 is when he first threw up.  He deteriorated quickly over the remaining weeks and today I had to have him put down.  The Vet thought it might be cancer and this morning she confirmed it.  He had colon cancer, very aggressive and fast moving.   Do dogs lives matter? Does it matter if it's an Asian Dog, a Black Dog, a Hispanic Dog, a White Dog, a Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay or a White Dog, a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent Dog?

Until we all put down our weapons and grow up, get past our grievances and learn to live together, this world and its inhabitants are going to continue to spiral out of control.

Well I'd say their efforts are working.  Look around you--the whole friggin world has lost its mind.   We have the possibility of a nuclear war with Syria.  We have terrorists running amok and beheading, crucifying, drowning and torturing people. We have leaders who don't give a damn about anything or anyone but focus, instead, on continuing to orchestrate mayhem, ratcheting up the rhetoric, poking and provoking and stoking the flames of hatred, division and unrest.

It is plain that it is more profitable to concentrate on what divides us rather than what unites us.

I am now more firmly convinced that it's going to take an outside event, something extraordinary to wake us all up and bring us together.    

Then there won't be anybody or anything to blame anymore other than ourselves.

We will finally come together for the first time, that we do have something in common and it will all boil down to one thing--survival.  --Ours.

Jake gave me 8 years of devotion and companionship.  I looked forward to greeting him every morning and giving him his treats.  He never complained, he never balked at anything, he never asked for anything but was content with his life, ever faithful, always happy and eager to please.

And, he never bit anyone.

How many people do you know that fall into that category?

Yes, dogs lives do matter.

We humans have had it wrong, all along.