Because some of my best friends have been dogs.

19 Oct

I try not to get up on my soap box that often.

Mainly because I am short and a fall from a height like that could break my ankles.

But this is a decent rant that deserves some air time.

Why is the government killing dog’s?

I normally don’t get involved because I have come to realize that as a carnivore, I have accepted killing animals at a base intellectual level.

But the state of Cali has decided that, due to all available funding going to out of control entitlement programs, they have to cut money somewhere, and now the dog pound is having their funding reduced and have to euthanize strays earlier.


We live in a state with one of the most bloated state governments in the entire nation.

But the first they cut HAS to be schools, cops, firemen, and keeping the dogs alive.

Meanwhile the state legislature just voted themselves raises.

I shit you not.

We are in the middle of some of the toughest economic times of the last several decades, and our state representative decided they did not make enough money.

There are times where I feel kind of like a bad person, capable of terrible behavior.

But even at my worst, I don’t think I could be a politician.

There is something that happens to someone when they become a politician.

Like some sort of mental shift over into the dark side.

And things you would never condone in your personal life become the focus of a “Fact finding committee.”

Now, I realize that any politician with any skill at all can give you a letter perfect reason why this is either good or bad, depending on if they are running for reelection this year.

I have a few friends that are in the somewhat thankless business of saving the dogs.

I don’t know that I could deal with the heartache that has be there.

Because it never ends.

That is a nightmare that would even make Stephen King shudder.

More power to them, they are fighting the good fight.

But that has to eat away at you, doesn’t it?

I mean, eventually, do they become like burnt out Viet Nam vets with that 1000 yard stare?

But, it being a cause that not even I can turn my back on, I am getting into it.

I am working to secure a pooch for my folks.

Cause who doesn’t love a dog?

Probably the politicians.

If this were a really bad animated movie, we would find out later that the politicians are really cats and this is all some sort of clever conspiracy.

But, that is animated films and this is real life.

For the longest time, I would delete the save the dog posts on Facebook.

Didn’t have the time and didn’t want to feel bad.

Out of sight out of mind.


Maybe I need to make time.

Maybe we all do.

You may now return to your business.


Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Because some of my best friends have been dogs.

  1. Rockstar

    October 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

    All three of my shepherds came from Coastal German Shepherd rescue, they do great work. But for everyone they save, there are so many they can’t.

    • Bittermac

      April 16, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Shepherds are one of my favorite breeds.


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