Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 36: Played With Older Cats & Dogs at The Anti-Cruelty Society


It is Super Bowl Sunday, which means I am only a few hours away from looking forward to the Bears winning it all next year (I am starting to feel like a Cubs fan). Before I begin my annual gorgefest, I need to perform my random act of kindness on someone...or something. Every random act of kindness done to this point has been towards another human being. However, kindness doesn't have to be directed only at people. Today, I am going to be kind to some furry friends. I am going to a local anti-cruelty society with my wife and daughter to play with dogs and cats. Any time I have ever gone to a shelter, I have always tried to find kittens and puppies and spent all of my time with them. I never really thought twice about it. However, there are numerous older animals that don't get as much attention, but would really benefit from it. Not to go all Sarah McLachlan on you, but if you get a chance, please go down to your local ASPCA, Anti-Cruelty Society or animal shelter and spend some time with (or even adopt) a pet. It is actually quite soothing and calming, which is something I need as another Chicago Bears season is on the horizon.

4 comments:

  1. I'm actually in the process of looking for a forever rescue dog. I know I'll find just the right one soon. Till then, there's always the Puppy Bowl, which is going to be a lot more fun than that other game being played today!

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  2. You are awesome! We recently started fostering homeless dogs and it is a great feeling to help save a life!!

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  3. I might be able to raise or train a service dog!

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  4. I've been working in veterinary clinics etc. for years and am currently in veterinary school. Many people don't realize the benefit both animals and humans get from simply interacting and spending time together. A pet can be a large commitment, but donating our time and love to these animals that can't get it anywhere else is such a gracious thing to do! They lower your stress level and blood pressure in return! My dog is from a prison program, and I can honestly say I don't think I'd survive all the rigors of school without being able to come home to him!

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