Tuesday, August 21, 2007

My dog probably gets more attention in our house than anyone else. We love our dog and he's part of our family. I never understood why people get a dog and then leave them tied up outside all the time. I'm talking about people that leave the dog outside 24/7. Of course people have dogs that are working dogs, farmers for example and they aren't house dogs. Cody is a big dog, takes up a lot of space and his tail is knocking things over. He sheds too and at any given time we're picking up dog hair tumbleweeds. Yes, he drinks out of the toilet. We have tried closing the door and leaving water in a dish but he doesn't want that so we just put up with his quirks. Only a dog lover understands it.

What I am just sick over is this whole thing with Michael Vick. How can a human being with any shred of compassion do what he has plead guilty to. Those poor dogs, what a life, being trained to fight and kill for the entertainment of people. What kind of person wants to watch that? To make it worse he then allegedly killed dogs that didn't preform well or didn't have the killer instinct by strangling or hanging them. I feel for these dogs. There is no way now that they can be acclimated back to a normal life. The dogs had no choice in the matter, they were bred to fight. What kind of man is he? There's something missing in his soul. If he treats animals like that I bet he treats people that he has no use for not much better.

Vick really had no choice but to plead guilty, imagine the details that would come out in a trial. He knew, hence the plea agreement. The maximum prison term is 5 years, I doubt he will serve that long but I think his football career is over. Maybe that's just me but I wouldn't want him on my team. Your quarterback is the leader of the team, he is your marketing, kids look up to the quarterback but in fact morally he's a thug. Now maybe I'm wrong and some team, somewhere will snatch him up after his jail time, as for me, there's a special place in hell for him.


Kitten Herder said...

I love all animals. While I've lived with cats most of my life, I appreciate dogs as well. I recently watched a National Geographic Explorer special called "The Science of Dogs", I think. It was all about the modern history of dog breeding. Highly recommended.

Dogs are awesome creatures. For the most part, the live for their partnership with humans.

Our cats live for their interactions with (some would say, at times, manipulations of) us. Our younger cat much prefers drinking out of the toilet to a fresh bowl of water.

People who have not shared their lives with animals, at some point, are probably missing part of their souls.