A stroll in a shelter can be a very depressing place, sadly I had the freedom to leave.

Ugh! Well let me share this one, I went to a local shelter today to drop off treats for the dogs, and bedding for their smaller pets, and I am immediately struck with this onslaught of sad faces, all wanting a trip home, a place of their own!

Shelters and shelter workers do their very best for the animals others cast aside! The forgotten, the “too busy” victims and those saved from abuse and neglect but I can’t stop this feeling in the pit of my stomach the in living color moment when I realize these animals are truly spending Christmas here!

I find my mind wandering to a dark place for a moment thinking, how can this be? How can so many of them be here? Are there that many heartless people in the world that can drop off a pet like it is nothing? I guess so, because there they are looking up at me, and my heart sinks because I realize they look at me with false hope, thinking I could be their saviour, but sadly I am not, I want desperately to be that for them, every single one of them.

No pet should be in such a cold place on Christmas, my dog will wake up to warm milk and bacon and a fire to sleep in front of while her nose sniffs the turkey cooking all day. That’s what every dog, every cat, every pet, should have that love, a place where they just know they belong, forever, no question! These are the human faces I will see when I am old and I draw my last breath, they will be there holding my paw! Yet these poor cast aways don’t have that and I ache for them!

When will we grow up and wake up and start to treat animals with the same dignity and respect we want, does it really matter that they are not walking on two legs? Does it matter that they cannot speak words? If you look closely you can see every word they are trying to convey, theirs is a subtle language, one of looks and body movements, head bobs and tilts, but the signs are there if you choose to see.

I find that this place should be filled with hope, it is not!  It should be light and happy for these animals,  It is not! I can’t help but notice the animals watching me as I exit the door, I can’t dismiss the looks of want and need in their eyes. I leave feeling sad and empty, but the difference between them and I is I have the freedom to leave, and they do not.

Share your life adopt from a shelter and I assure you you wont regret it, companionship is cool!  There are some pretty special pals waiting to see you!

Share yourself, you wont be sorry!


About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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