Some of you humans hit us. Some of you humans starve us. Some of you humans scream at us. Some of you humans neglect and reject us.
But what do we do when you do all of this to us – we continue to love you and we continue to want to please you. We are loyal to our deaths sometimes – the deaths that you cause by hurting us.
Why do you want to harm us? We love unconditionally, something that you won’t find in any other human on earth. We care for you, always wanting to comfort you when you need it the most. We are loyal, always on your side through thick and through thin. Most of you appreciate that – most of you appreciate us. But some of you don’t. You abuse us. We are sad, but we continue on, trying to do better next time in order to make you proud of us and make you want to love us.
If you are the type of person that enjoys harming us, please pass us along. You don’t deserve us, and we would like a chance to be with people that will treasure us. Leave us alone. You obviously don’t care about us, so why would you bother keeping us. We don’t want to be a part of your abuse and your hurtful games. Please, just don’t hurt us. Let us be with someone who will love us, who will pet us, who will cuddle us, who will kiss us, who will take care of us.
Today is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day – a day that helps shed some light on the awful mistreatment of not just us dogs, but every other living and loving animal out there. If you can’t treat us the way we would treat you, the way we deserve to be treated, please don’t waste our lives. Let us live with and love people that will cherish us and love us unconditionally for all our lives.