2013 was a year of loving our pets. Some of us acquired another pet; some of us lost pets and grieved for them, while others experienced a pet for the first time. Pets seem to define us in ways only a pet can. We see a burly, muscle bound dock worker tenderly hold a tiny puppy and see the love and tenderness. While others see a small child being lead out of the rubble of devastation formed by a natural disaster by a dog twice the child’s size and we know that if not for this animal the child would be dead.
Yes, pets do define us in many ways; however we also define them with our politics and knowledge of global warming. From the mighty Polar bear to the fish at depths of the oceans we have never seen before; from the tiniest kitten to the large and ferocious big cats, we know that their fate is in our hands. Only when it comes down to something we can hold, smell and feel a tiny tongue on our cheek do we realize how much we hold in our knowledge and hearts.
This has been the year of big natural disasters and small accidents of man and nature. Let’s each take a pledge to learn more about what we have in our planet and solar system and how we can create good and live in peace with the animals of our planet