Sunday, August 22, 2010

Anger and thankfulness: WARNING: Graphic photos

Painter Pack Mom here:
Total RANT ahead.

It seems that evil happens every day to our beloved pets. The tragic story of Bear Bear was so awful that it brought a community together to seek justice. Sadly, stories like this are all too common.

The photos below are of Muppet, my cousin Jennifer's dog. On August 16th, Jennifer opened the door and found this...Muppet with an arrow through his body.

Now remember, Muppet is a tiny little dog and was in his yard. Why would someone do this? They know who did it, but there is no proof. A 20 year old punk from down the road who has been known to practice with his bow and arrow. Of course, the fact that his mother agreed to pay the vet bill, without any admission of guilt doesn't mean anything. Thankfully, this little guy is going to make a full recovery.

There is Muppet and Bear Bear...also, a beautiful Husky boy named Kobe that was tied to railroad tracks and died a horrible death, and a pitty dog that had his nose hacked off. These are all just recent stories, but they are not the only ones. There are hundreds and probably thousands of dogs and cats out there who are tortured and abused each day; killed for pleasure.

I do not understand this world today. Women who smother and kill their children...people who go to their work place and shoot coworkers...and people who kill helpless animals.

Stupidity, yes. Evil--you betcha. Now, I know that there are readers of many different faiths and beliefs on the dog blogs. We are brought together by our love for the animals in our lives. We share stories and heartaches. And whether we are simply crossing paws or down on our knees in prayer, we are there for each other. I am so thankful for each and every one of you.

This is a place of encouragement and laughter, heartache and understanding. Whether in the same town or across the world, it takes only the typing of a blog to bring us all together in one place. I wish there was some way to hug each and every one of you, to stroke the furry heads of your best friends and children...

I was so angry today at reading the horrors being committed...and yet now, that I have "talked" it over with my dear DWB friends, I feel a comfort. An ease that there is understanding at my anger. How amazing is that!

You all are the best people in the world. I am blessed and thankful to be part of this community. And I urge each blogger to never take for granted the pawsomeness of our DWB friends! Take the time to comment and let the humans know that it all matters...that WE as a community matter!

Thanks for taking the time to listen. I will be down on my knees in prayer for each of you, your pets, families, and to the ones that we have lost.



Dennis the Vizsla said...

Grrr. Can they do any testing on the arrow to match it to the punk's arrows or get his prints or anything? Where is CSI when you need them?

Lorenza said...

I wonder why those terrible things happen.
It goes beyond my understanding.
I want to believe that they harm people and animals because they are sick.
Glad to know Muppet is going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Wooos! we totally understand woo ranting and raving... Mum does the same, sometimes we just have to realize it is a difficult world we live in, there is so much bad, but then remember the good, the love that we all have fur each other!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How horrible for your cousin to find her dog shot with an arrow. So glad the little dog will make a full recovery. There is a lot of evil in the world. And a lot of love.

Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad Muppet is going to make a full recovery. I don't understand the crazy, mean things that people are capable of.:(

Teddy Bear

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

These situations demand a rant! We need to always stick together. Make noise! Make them hear us WOo!

Oz AND Zozo

♥♥♥♥Team Husky♥♥♥♥ said...

We are so happy to hear Muppet is okay! What a horrible person that boy is - have the police been involved in it and questioned him and his family?

We agree with everything you said Sherri and want to send you some husky hugs and snooter smooches from NZ!

Team Husky

24 Paws of Love said...

I have never been able to understand the cruelty and injustice done to animals by humans. I can not comprehend the harming any animal and yet to know there are plenty that practice in this evil. I will prayer for all of you also, for you never know when it might come knocking at our doors trying to harm our pets.

Thank you for your vent.

Holly and Khady said...

OMG!! That is just horrible! Thank goodness Muppet is going to be ok. What horrible people there are out there! All I can hope for is that they "get theirs" one day!


Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG, that's just horrible!! Which person right in the head would do this to that cute pup???!!! You are right Sherri, sometimes I do feel that the world is becoming to be a scary, evil and unsafe place..

Hope that little Muppet is on his way to full recovery..

24 Paws of Love said...

We'd also like to tell you we have an award for you, if you'd like to accept it.

Sam said...

I think that is why so many of us are committed to our blogs - we are a kinder, gentler people, devoted to our dogs and possessing a different kind of peace. We stand up for each other, help each other, cheer accomplishments, and offer kind words and encouragement when needed. I feel better reading other's blogs, and I hope mine helps to cheer someone's day too!


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