Sunday, July 21, 2013

Oh deer, isn't that just cUtE - CLICK!

For a while I had some Facebook friends who love the outdoors. I love the outdoors: jet ski's, quad bikes, walks on the beach, photography, mountain bike riding, walks (beach, woods, parks), bird song, sunsets, etc., to name but a few. It took a little while for me to realize that for some outdoors means hunting.

I don't have a problem with hunting per se, but I would much rather be shooting with a camera than a gun. I definitely did not understand their passion and before long the posts became pretty predictable: 

I see a deer
I smell a deer
I dreamt about a deer
Shh, I think I hear a deer
I'm cooking a deer
I'm mounting a deer (head)
I'm wondering if I'll shoot a deer (this season)
Aaw shoot! The deer that got away...

Then - oh dear! - I've had enough of deer, and gradually one after the other dropped off the friends list.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Warning: caring could cost you your job

Source: petRescue
Today I read a story that left me feeling confused, frustrated and a little angry. 

According to a news article (10 Jul 2013) a man left his dog inside his closed up truck in the heat in a Walmart parking lot while shopping. A (now former) Walmart employee, Carla Cheney, confronted the man about it. He responded - sadly rather arrogantly - that he will simply not be shopping at Walmart in future.

Cheney's manager responded to the situation by firing her! What the...?!!

Why am I confused? 

When a dog dies in a closed, hot car - which happens way too frequently, if you ask me - everyone is up in arms about animal cruelty. Yet - heaven forbids - someone tries to prevent this and their 'arse' gets fired!? I don't get it... Oh yes, that's right. Every man has the right to do with his dog whatever he pleases - including harm or kill it. That's freedom, right? (dripping with sarcasm) No, that's cruelty. And no, it's not ok! You do not have the right to hurt or endanger your dog. Do something about it, or don't have a dog!

Friday, July 12, 2013