First up, a big *Hello* from the both of us to Cheryl, who’s reading this from Sweden! As you can see, I ‘ve added you to the links
This classy lady is not only pretty (Miss Universe Singapore 1999, no less), but smart as well; currently doing her PhD at Göteborg University.
And now, a little something more serious:
Wifey called my attention to the news article about the
guy moron who left his Husky out to die of heatstroke. As dog owners ourselves, we felt that it it was a inhumane and utterly disgusting thing to do. It may be only an animal, but do they deserve to be treated this way? It seems to me that a dog these days is more of a fashion statement than a pet and companion. A visit to the dog show held every quarterly pretty much validates this view; just look at the number of fluffy little things dressed up and groomed… likewise, we’ve noticed that Huskies are getting more and more common here in tropical sunny Singapore. Let me paraphrase that “ARCTIC Sled Dogs getting more and more common here in SUNNY, TROPICAL Singapore”. I don’t begrudge people who really love this breed, but at least have the common decency to ensure the dog’s welfare. Seriously, if the moron had even an iota of common sense, at least a little shade and water would go a long way to better the dog’s life.
On a side note, I also blame Hollywood and weak-willed parents for the amount of pain caused on dogs, for it seems that when ever a cute animal gets featured on a kiddy show, the brats would than clamour for a pet “just like it” *insert suitable whining*. And when the novelty wears off, these animals are usually either abandoned or just mistreated. Not only that, when there’s demand, supply must of course meet it ~ resulting in indiscriminate breeding and more problems for the dog as genetic problems creep in. A while ago was Dalmations, and more recently Labadour Retrievers.
Not even fishes were spared;
a collague of mine another moron gave in to his brats’ whining and bought a Anemone Fish after taking them to the show “Finding Nemo“. But since he didn’t want the bother of setting up a whole marine tank, he simply gave his kids the fish in the plastic bag. Little wonder then, the fish died after a couple of days, as the kids were “playing” with the fish in the bag just like the movie. Unfortunately, they didn’t tire of it as he’d hoped, and started whining again… and he bought another… and another… and another… well, you get the picture. When I asked the moron why didn’t he just set up a tank, the reply was “It’s only $2 for a fish”
The Incompetent I can train,
Ignorant I can educate,
but the Stupid should be dragged out and shot to remove them from the gene pool.
- Delta’s Words of Wisdom
Blogger Indian Stallion has more to say about this.