Random Musings: Daddies, The 1%, Bad pet owners

It’s not easy being a parent on a good day, but being a parent from a distance is just plain tough for everyone. This video of a serviceman reading to his daughter by pre-recorded video warms the heart and reminds you it’s all worth it.

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No really, seriously, this is not meant to be political, beyond the fact that it’s in the news lately. I just find it interesting to see who is the 1% everyone is talking about.

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Someone has abandoned or dumped a cat in our neighborhood. We’re taking care of it for now, because on top of everything else, the poor thing has been declawed and can’t defend itself. But we can’t handle another cat. However, the thought of taking it to the pound or the Humane Society is causing for concern. The city shelter gives them three days for owners to claim them and then euthanizes them. The HSU assesses their adoptability, and if they’re not in the most adoptable categories, euthanizes them on the spot. So turning this cat over to either of them is likely a death sentence.

Needless to day, our tender hearts are not dealing with this well. Unfortunately, we’re shedding many more tears for this poor cat than their stupid, insensitive, cowardly owners did. It’s such a nice, tidy solution–for them! They’ll just walk away, secure with the thought that some nice person will take in the cat, absolving them of any guilt. Let someone else make the tough calls.

If you’ve got a pet you don’t want or can’t take care of anymore be responsible! Don’t dump your problems on someone else. Don’t leave your messes for someone else to clean up. Be a mature, responsible adult and either find them a new home or take them to the shelter yourself. And if you do dump or abandon your pet, don’t ever mention it in front of me. You won’t like me when I’m angry.

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