A personal little story by ‘Nona’:
(I hope my email doesn’t get shown) Im not sure what your opinion is on animals being “disposable” but I think they can be disposable once you’re tired of them.
Activists hate that but wouldn’t it be better for the animals to go to someone who wants them instead of being with someone who doesn’t want them?
I hate when animal owners complain about their animals but don’t do anything about it.
As someone who lives with 4 and can’t do anything about it, it pisses me off that those who have the power to get rid of the animals that they tire of but just complain.
My mom is one of those.
I love her but as she tries to relate to my plight, it just isn’t the same.
She deals with it by “putting a pillow over her head to sleep”. Im like “why not just get rid of them”?
My fiance does express some regret sometimes. (can it be a breakthrough? ^.^? no? okay. -.-)
I’m like ‘just get rid of them’? They act like its too late to change their minds.
I think it’s been beat into peoples heads that they are forever and family and if you want to get rid of them you are an bad person because its akin to giving up a child.
I dont know whats going on in their minds that was just a good guess. So do you think that animals should be disposable?
Thanks a lot for your story, Nona. I never publish the emails of the people when they are polite and logical.
Yours is a tough situation, when your own Mother seems to care more for dogs than for her own daughter, and the rest of the family by consequence.
The only thing I can think of to resolve this, with no trauma, is a non-ending convincement campaign with your mother. Keep, you and all your close family members, talking and emphasizing to her all that you explained in yous story above.
She was kind-of brainwashed by the dog culture, now she needs to be de-brainwashed.
And, yes, dogs can be disposable, like any other animal. People just want to dispose them of.
Thanks again and all the best.