Saturday, June 11, 2011

Is This What We Created

The human race has bred canines to be dependent upon them. Humans have, through time and calculated breeding, created the dog as we know it today.

 A creature that is neither wild nor independent, the dog lives and breathes to be with, to serve and to please human beings. And it is this same human race that turns a blind eye to the abuse, suffering, loneliness, and destitution of so many of these dogs.

Dogs sit outside day and night - chained, lonely, exposed to the elements. Dogs wait in houses, condos, townhomes - for their master to finish work, shopping, dining out. Dogs crouch in corners, closets, under beds - dreading the next beating or torture. Dogs sit in shelter cages, losing all sense of being - waiting for someone to take them home, to run in fresh air and sunshine, for love. Dogs that were born for profit, or because a human wanted their dog to have puppies - face the gas chamber, the needle, the death room.

Just look at all those hungry mouths we have to feed
Take a look at all the suffering we breed
So many lonely faces scattered all around
Searching for what they need

Is this the world we created
we made it on our own
Is this the world we invaded
Against the law
So it seems in the end
Is this what we're all living for today
The world that we created.

You know that every day a helpless child is born
Who needs some loving care inside a happy home
Somewhere a wealthy man is sitting on his throne
Waiting for life to go by

Is this the world we created
we made it on our own
Is this the world we devastated
Right to the bone?
If there's a God in the sky looking down
What can he think of what we've done
To the world that he created -
Is this the world we created?
- Queen

Not all humans exemplify the human race, when it comes to dogs. Some recreate -

And Rescue Ink.....Real men, Real heroes
There are many more, too; quietly, persistently making right what another has done wrong by. These are the people who renew my faith in the good of humankind.

It's time for the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, hosted by Life with Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers and
 Confessions of the Plume. Enjoy, and have a great weekend!


  1. Wonderful post. And wonderful video. Thank you.

    Your post reminds me of the quote from The Little Prince - "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.”

  2. Thank you, Pamela, and I love that quote!

  3. I just love heros like that. Neglect and abuse is a multi-species problem that simply cannot be ignored!

  4. We just discovered Rescue Ink on Netflix! So great.

  5. Brian - Most definitely! This focused on dogs, but it could have just as well been for any animals. I know YOU are one of those people mentioned at the end - thank you :)

    Alison - Aren't they cool? It's awesome to see big, tough guys with animals.

  6. Very moving post. So much bad. So much good. The history of mankind in a nutshell. Poor dogs to have trusted us. We have to make it good again. We just have to.

  7. Kenzo - And you are one of thoe who are mentioned at the end as well! What you're doing for all the dogs in Denmark is inspiring!

  8. Thanks for sharing the video, such an uplifting story after all the cases of abuse and neglect that has been posted recently.

    Thank You

  9. Chloe and Cecil - Thank you, and you're very welcome. I really needed something positive myself!

  10. Yes, this is what we created. That might be the main reason I spoil our guys to no end. Because they only have what we give them, be it food, walks, love and attention ...

    My hat goes off to anybody who's helping the helpless!

  11. Hi Y'all,

    Just a heads up. The next two posts, Sunday and Monday, will be thanking y'all for our Award.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  12. Hi, Jana! You pinned it - they only have what we give them. I'm thinking there are a lot of pets who'd love to be in your house, you're awesome with your guys!

    Hey, Hawk - Hi! Thanks for the heads-up...we'll be comin' on by :)

  13. Oh gosh, those people are so special. Thank heavens that there are people like that around. If I could figure out how to make the money, I sure would do more. We think a lot of Brian too and got a special needs cat through him. Love this blog.

  14. Thank you very much, Marg! Brian is so awesome - and that's so cool you found a friend through him!

  15. There are many things in the state of the companion animal world that can fill one with rage or sorrow, but there are also thousands of wonderful, life-affirming actions taking place each day. I try and keep that in mind when it gets to be a bit much for me.

    Thank you for the thoughtful post.

  16. I can't understand why some people take these beautiful lives for granted or worse yet, consider them without feeling. Everyone who helps the helpless pets is rewarded a million times over by the love in return.


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