The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Mahatma Gandhi

Apr 9, 2010

Old vs New

Very often, when a persons' pet gets older, some people get themselves a new one. Why ? Maybe, because it will help them forget about the loss when the older pet’s time comes. Or maybe, because they want a new pet, because with the old one the kids can’t play so much. I don’t know, I don’t understand humans. But lets focus on how the older pet might feel. Dogs and cats are very attached to their owners, and to the place they live in. At least the domesticated ones. And now a stranger appears on their territory. Their owners turn their attention to that stranger, and those dogs and cats, that have lived there for many years, and served their owners are suddenly pushed to the background. And the owners often don’t understand why their former pets are being hostile towards the new. They are just protecting their territory and family. They want to be noticed. They are jealous. Of course, sometimes it happens, that when an owner has a good heart and wishes to save some dog or cat from a cruel fate, he brings the pet home. Then in order to avoid confusion owners should be patient and teach their former pets what they are equally loved, important, and wanted. Never shout at them for their confused and hostilely behavior. And if you are not a person of kind heart that wants to save a poor soul, and just want to get a new toy to your house because the older animal is not as fast, as fun, as cute, then go to hell. You don’t understand a dog’s or cat’s heart and you are being cruel both to the old and the new.