- when pretzel was just a baby at 4 months
If you look at my dog closely and have personally interacted with him, you would agree with me when I say he is half rabbit (he doesn’t run, he hops) and half human (emotion & behaviour wise). The more time he spends with me and the older he gets, he acts less and less like a dog and more and more like a little boy.
Parents bribe their children with treats to make them behave properly, I give my dog treats when he stays calm, listens, and allows me to shower and blow dry him without drowning meParents pat their kids on the shoulder and hug them when they have done their parents proud, I pat my dog on the head every time he pees correctly onto his pee pad
When children know they have done something wrong, they would not look their parents in the eyes, my dog would also avert my stares and bows his head in shame
Children will sulk and ignore their parents when they feel like they are not given proper attention, my dog will also sulk, whimper, and stare at you with sad puppy dog eyes to make you feel bad for ignoring him
Children play and smash their toys and never put them away, my cleaning lady always grumble about the dog and how his toys are strewn all over the apartment
Just randomly scribbling, I can think of so many aspects in which a dog and a child is so similar, I hope parents reading my post won’t be all pissed off at me! Honestly though, in many parts of Asia, the rate of which a puppy is licensed annually is higher than the birth rate of that country! It is really no surprise when I make the statement the dogs are the children of tomorrow. I personally think there are many factors that are causing this phenomenon that I don’t really want to dwell into, but for all the lucky dogs out there, the world has entered the DOG AGE and you are all lucky bastards!
I would never be able to understand why people commit cruelty against dogs and cats, so I would concur with the idea that these people are weak and are outcasts of society, thus they need to vent and have the need to feel powerful and strong. Therefore, they would show their dominance on weaker subjects and derive pleasure out of their meek submission. I am going to share two stories of animal cruelty that occurred in Hong Kong that have truly disturbed me and leave me feeling disgusted. This is the one time I actually wanted to spit on someone, and trust me, spitting on others is such a low and degrading act.
On cruelty against cats
There is this giant park (Victoria Park) in the middle of town that is the home to a lot of stray cats & kittens; there are a lot of people that stroll around the park doing exercise and walk by the park to the public library, thus, this lively atmosphere attract a lot of people to feed the stray cats. Awhile back, a nighttime assassin started appearing in Victoria Park to grab these stray cats and disfigured them, leaving them without claws and toes. At extreme instances, some of the cats have their limbs cut off and their eyes scratched out.
On cruelty against dogs
This crime is committed by a local puppy mill that has rented a giant warehouse in the suburbs to store dogs and sell pure bred puppies to pet shops in Hong Kong. The living condition in this warehouse is absolutely gruesome and the dogs that are housed there are treated inhumanely and are malnourished. The dogs are fed scraps from nearby restaurants and to avoid complaints from nearby warehouses of dogs barking, the owner of this puppy mill has slit the throats of all the dogs in such a way that they are not able to bark or make any noise. The purpose of the dogs living in this warehouse is to produce puppies for the owner to sell, and devoid of any walking space or light in the crowded warehouse (thousands of dogs were found), many of these dogs are going crazy and are so nervous they would chew and bite themselves and other dogs around them. To prevent this from happening, the owner decided to knock off all the teeth of the dogs that are there to breed so the puppies would not be harmed or else they won’t be able to sell them for money.
even if you don't like animals, you don't have a right to mistreat them