I woke up this morning to a post on Facebook by someone I know saying that whilst out for a walk yesterday for no reason what so ever their beloved, family dog was kicked in the head by a man so hard that he did a somersault, their once happy dog is now left cowering and subdued.
What is wrong with some people?
I also recently read that around the area where I live someone had been putting out dog treats laced with rat poison along popular dog walking routes in what I can only assume is an attempt to kill innocent family pets.
Seriously what is wrong with some people??
As an animal lover and owner of a dog myself the above information horrifies me, I can't understand what goes through the minds of the people who do these things, why do they do it? How do they sleep at night knowing what they've done? I just don't get it and I never will.
Our dog Macho is a huge part of our family, I've had him for 9 years and I honestly can't imagine life without him, my son Riley told me the other day that he "always feels safe when Macho is around as he protects our family and would never let anyone hurt us" it warms my heart that Macho makes my children feel safe, they can't imagine life without him either, after all they're only ever known life with Macho in it and I know it will hit us all hard when he's no longer around.
I'm totally prepared for the fact that Macho won't live forever but for someone to take him away from us by poisoning him or physically attacking him is completely unacceptable. The more I read about the awful things that some people do to animals, children and each other I really start to question this world that we're living in and it makes me sad that I don't see the good in people anymore, I always assume the worst until proven otherwise.
It makes me wonder how this will translate over to my children, do I want them to always assume people are bad until proven otherwise to keep them safe or do I teach them that most people are inherently good, I don't know which way is best right now.
I do know that I'll be walking my dog on a very short lead from now on and will not let him approach anyone that I don't know, it's really sad that this is what the world is coming to, things need to change.