I haven’t posted for quite a while, as I’m spending most of my time on my sister site, political-woman.com. However, this short video that a friend of mine shared on Facebook, has haunted me, and struck a nerve. The video is about 3 minutes, but is very powerful, and has over 350,000 views. The ending is unexpected and the film says more about adoption in three minutes than some films, speeches and websites can say in paragraphs and pages.
If you know someone who is seriously considering adopting a pet, please share this video. So many people who want to adopt pups, start out with a good heart and good intentions, and then realize that owning a pup (or cat) is like caring for a child or a parent. It can be quite over-whelming as a new adopter when one discovers the pup comes with clean-up duty, may get into your things and accidentally damage them, and require attention at odd times, get underfoot and may have unforeseen medical bills.
Should you be one of those adoptive parents and are having second thoughts, just drop me a line. I have four dogs, one of whom is a rescue and set a new bar for home destruction. But I’ve toughed it through, and he’s a member of the family. As an adoptive parent, you become their world.
And if you’re a new adoptive parent, and have decided you just can’t do it anymore, please, call a rescue or take the pup to a shelter. But before you do, look into those eyes, and remember how much they trust you to do the right thing.