I am putting this in behavior because is relates to "some" human behavior. I want to talk about something and I hope I am not being naive but I just don't understand how some humans can see an animal in distress and not help or will even make the situation worse. I just don't get it - I would never turn my back on an animal in need of help (or a human). My first experience with this frustration came when I was fifteen years old. My dad & I lived in an apartment while we were trying to sell our house (he and my step-mom were getting a divorce). Since the house was empty, he went over on the weekends to do the lawn work and such. Well one weekend he sees two people across the street trying to shoo two little kittens out of their yard; one with a water hose and the other with a rolled up newspaper. So my dad walks over and scoops up the two little babies and asks if he can take them; they said yes and off my dad went to the vet. According to the horrible people a stray had gotten under their deck and had a litter and these two happened to have just wandered out and they didn't want them there. Well the vet estimated that they were about 3-4 weeks old and he took a little bit of blood from each of their necks to test for feluk and such. All was good in that department but the vet warned us that they might not make it because of how young they were. We had to feed them formula with a syringe dropper and they had to sleep in a basket with a towel covered heating pad, they would poo on the towel so we changed it about twice a day. My dad has what is called a beer belly and with his shirt on he would lay them on top of his stomach, pull his shirt up and safety pin it. He would walk around and do stuff while the kittens would sleep in his shirt pouch!! They were so little, each one could fit in my hand! Well, they are now 7 years old and with me. I just couldn't see how someone could be so horrible to little baby kittens! The root word in humane is human!!! We are the keepers of this great world God has given us to live, we are responsible to all living creatures great and small. I just can't understand where this cruelty comes from, is there something mentally wrong with these people?
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8/21/01 at 2:21pm