It is a lifetime commitment. Your lifetime and theirs, intertwined, a responsibility not to be taken lightly or frivolously. Yet so often it is taken just this way. The little cute kitten, puppy, bunny or whatever grows up and then gets tossed aside. Every animal has just as much of a right to a happy and healthy life as every human being. Maybe even more so, for they were here long before we were. What a shame so many have gone the way of extinction in our lifetime. How many more will have to suffer this fate before human beings wake up and realize we are designed to be the stewards of this planet, not the destroyers? How many innocent animals have to die by lethal injection, by violence, by neglect, by a human who betrays the sacred trust they have been given? Please, I am pleading with you, stop. Please. Before you take that “animal” home make sure you are up to fulfilling the commitment of a LIFETIME of safety and love. Yours and theirs. They are not disposable, for a season, they do not take the commitment to love you unconditionally lightly. Neither should we.
♥ Robin ♥