There has been a recent story trending about a woman who died and in her will stated that when she did, she wanted her totally healthy dog euthanized too and that’s exactly what happened. They euthanized the dog.
The story upset me for many reasons. One being that it trended and made national news for days on end. Millions and millions of people debated and read and watched and thought and discussed all while overflowing shelters, dogfighters, breeders and abusers get little to no attention at all. I thought, how can our society agonize over the story of one dog (as disturbing as it is) for so long at that level and actively ignore the horrors happening every single day to countless pit bull type dogs? It played over and over in my mind and is frustrating and infuriating. So, when someone sent me this story, I decided to share it. While it won’t ever make it to mainstream media or get the attention it deserves, I felt I’d do what I could with the small platform I have to shine some light on this woman and her beautiful hippo. I find this story beautiful, compassionate, heartbreaking and a perfect example of how our pets should be treated. And I absolutely love that this beautiful human called her hippo “A marshmallow with caramel topping.” Exquisite beyond measure.
Take a second to read this short story. It restored my faith in humanity a little bit and hopefully it will for you too.
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