Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Quickstart Day Three

Day three of Quickstart went okay….I have to say though I am starting to feel a bit deprived. I was in a very crabby mood most of the day and I did end up eating 21 points instead of 20, but overall, I stuck to it and got in a workout on the treadmill. I’m just going to take it day by day. Right now, I plan to do another 4 days of Quickstart to make it a full week.

Here is part of the reason I am crabby. I am an animal lover and I hate to see animals, particularly dogs, unloved, neglected and or abused. One of my coworkers has a dog that lives outside. She checks on him everyday to be sure he has food and water and he does have a dog house filled with straw and is in a fenced in area, but she rarely spends time with him because she stays at her boyfriends most of the time.

I have to drive by her place on my way home from work and it just breaks my heart the dog is sitting at the gate just looking for her. She spends almost no time with him because she says he is too hyper to take over to the boyfriend’s house. Hello… about spending some time with him and training him????? I try to keep my mouth shut for the most part because in the past when I have offered to stop and play with him, she gets defensive and says he is fine and well taken care of. Yeah, he is taken care of physically, but not emotionally.

People, why have a dog if you are not going to make it part of your life? I don’t understand the people that never let their dog into the house to be part of the family. Dogs are not livestock! They are man’s best friend, they live for loving us whether we deserve it or not. I know that some may say I anthropomorphize (means to assign human emotions to something that is not human) but I know my dogs can be happy, sad and lonely, and stressed. I just believe that everything deserves to be loved and cared for, not just maintained. I cannot imagine not having my dogs on the bed to cuddle with, or always having a dog in my lap while watching TV.
Okay, end of this vent, although I don’t feel any better about the situation.

1 comment:

beebs said...

okay, now this has also upset me! I drive by a house every day that has a dog tied outside and he sits there looking at the house. Most days I try not to look. Thanks for the post and maybe one person will read this and bring their dog in today where it belongs!