wow, lots of posts came through when i was making mine, and lots more after that. gosh, i sure appreciate the loving and honest posts i have gotten here. the hugs i definately need. whoa, though, milky way. i feel totally attacked by your post. calling me immature and saying "people like you". well now, is just plain unfair. i have made it very clear that i posted in an emotional *vent* state, and my feelings do not = my thougts. i think i pretty openly asked folks to help me figure out what was rational and what was emotional, but certainly it is unhelpful and doubly hurtful to insult someone.
let me explain some of my thinking (or feeling
) behind the *just a dog* comment, because i certainly see myself as someone who considers all animals as important beings and have never ever before villainized an animal. i do beleive it is kinda pointless in the animal kingdom, they have a way different agenda. but for me, i have watched dd (four years old) love and nurture this kitten for four months, and the thought of having her witness the kittens bloody end was unthinkable and infuriating to me. my cat i have had for 14 years, and he has shown himself to be more trustworthy and loving a companion for my babe than any animal i have ever met. sorry to put my human judgements on the value of an animal, i think even that is odd. but here i am, a human, and i feel that way. this guy is obviously not too dog savvy, i mean, why did my dh have to grab the animal? why didnt the owner do something? so i just feel, well, he could return this dog, and save another one who needs him just as much, and would be more suitable for his personality. he's only had the dog for two weeks, less emotional investment, i am thinking, than in a pet he's had longer. i would hope the dog could find a home with more suitable owner.
so, milky way flame away if you must, but remember, the person to whom you are speaking is real, me, and i think if you knew me, you wouldnt even consider accusing me of the things you have now. i certainly didnt think anyone would post such an attack that would make me cry all the harder.
thankyou again to everyone else who has thoughtfully and honestly replyed. shannon, thanks for sticking up for me.