It’s a Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad World

CantonRep.com / Stan Myers

Two news stories from northeastern Ohio today caught my eye, both indicating that some people apparently were absent the day God passed out compassion.

First, from right here in Canton, a 20-ish man was stopped on the street because he was riding his bike and dragging a black terrier mix dog along behind him.  The dog’s belly and feet are ripped up, but reparable.  Fortunately, a passing motorist yelled at the man and he unclipped the leash from the dog’s collar before riding away.

In nearby Solon, a couple were recently arrested after going out of town, leaving their 33 cats and dogs home alone in a feces-infested house.  The house was declared uninhabitable, and all 33 animals were put down. 

The article I read didn’t go into details about the animals other than to say that they were flea-infested.  You have to wonder that not even one of the 33 was salvageable????

I just don’t understand how a person gets to the point where he or she feels it is ok to treat animals this way.  Do they not have a conscience?????

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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2 thoughts on “It’s a Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad, Sad World”

  1. Thanks, Onnalee. I try to look at it that some people just don’t know any better, and that very few people have malicious motives. Usually people just show poor judgment or make bad choices, but that doesn’t mean they are intentionally hurting someone. It helps, at least a little.

  2. Long ago, for many years, I had a wonderful old Arkansas “hillbilly farmer” (HIS term) as a mentor of wisdom. The saddest thing he taught me that has, finally, enabled me some serenity is the concept that every person believes that what they do is right; almost no one sets out to do evil. This idea is not stated as a panacea for comfort, but rather a starting point for understanding. The AA prayer is often quoted at this point … Change what I can, accept what I can’t change, and the wisdom to know the difference. That last is the tough one.

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