It was nice to read this morning that the Victorian government is finally getting tough on illegal puppy farms. Next on the hit list should be pet shops and backyard breeders. All those dogs at shelters and homes must come from somewhere, and why should they be born, only to be euthanased at a young age because nobody wants them. As far as I know, as a humble volunteer, the Dog's Homes of Tasmania do not put down healthy dogs.
Esmerelda lived with us for a couple of months, then one night she ripped through a window screen, and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
My cousin found Puss as a kitten, stuck in the wall cavity of her shed at Gunns Plains. She convinced me to keep her. She wasn't an affectionate cat when she came here, but became more so as time went on.
"Thousands - millions and billions - of animals are killed for food. That is very sad. We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world. We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary food, so we have the capacity and responsibility to save billions of lives." - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
"In a perfect world every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." Author Unknown