The other day everyone at the dog park talked about what was happening to the dogs in Ukraine.
Marco said thousands of families were leaving the country because of the war. Those families with dogs had to leave them behind because animals weren’t allowed on trains, buses, or airplanes.
Skipper said he heard some dogs were being rescued, but not all. I can’t stop thinking about these dogs. What must it be like, being on their own, wondering when their family was coming back? And the ones who weren’t rescued, how will they find food and a safe place to sleep?
I’m just heartsick. Don’t humans know how brutal war is for dogs?
In this day and age, you do wonder why humans would even consider war as a possible solution for their problems? If ever there was a time when “Use your words” could have made a difference, it is now.
Can you imagine if beagles decided chihuahuas were traitors and took it upon themselves to attack and kill them? How long do you think the breeders would put up with that?
But who is the boss of the humans? Who do they listen to?
What gets me is that the dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and even the animals in the zoo, are the innocent victims of the humans’ decisions, and they don’t get any say in the matter.
Sometimes it’s hard to understand why humans do and say the things they do. No matter the reason, war is a tragedy.
© 2022 Geneva Woodruff
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