Are animals toys?
I love my family. Really I love all oft them. I would never harm one member of my family. I’m not bad. That’s not my nature. I’m not that bad some people think.
My best friend is the little girl. She is the smallest person of my family. And I know that she doesn’t understand many things yet. I also know that she loves me very much. Sometimes we are together alone. When the parents don’t find the time to look after her, then they give her to me. Then I look after her and play with her. I love to do that, because I love her. I love to spend time with the little girl and to protect her. She is like my own kid. I never want to harm her. We often have fun together. Just as this time.
She is throwing a ball and I’m running after it. I want to bring it back to her. But suddenly she pulls my tail. An unbelievable pain goes through my whole body. I’m yelping. My voice sounds painful. The family man is sitting in the living room and is watching TV. When he hears my yelp, he doesn’t stand up but he only says I should be silent. He can’t hear my groan anymore because we are in another room. The little girl is setting free my tail and I stop groaning. I can’t be angry with her, because she is too young to understand that. She is throwing the ball again but this time she hits in my face. i know that it wasn’t her intention but my face contracts because of that pain. I’m yelping again. This time the family man says that I should be silent with a louder voice. I obey and try to suppress the pain. The girl is laughing. I think she likes when I’m yelping. I understand her. It is certainly funny to hear that and she doesn’t know why I’m doing that. After some time the pain disappears. I shake my body. I don’t know why I’m doing this. It is maybe to shake off all the pain. While shaking my hanging ears are moving. The girl likes that and she starts to pull my ears. This is very horrible for me because I have many troubles with my ears since I was young. I’m yelping and try to deter her from me. But she is delighted about my sorrow. The father shouts and threatens that he would throw me out if I didn’t stop yelping. The girl is pulling my ears. I don’t know what I should do. I really don’t want to hurt her. I love her. But I can’t do anything. Maybe I should try to growl dangerously before I do anything. But nothing works. The girl pulls tighter. It feels like if I had no ears anymore. I must do something. The best I can do is to look for a place which is not very painful and then bite her gently. Only to deter her and not to hurt her. But suddenly the family man enters the room and sees what I’m doing. I know that I have done a mistake, but what else should I have done. It hurts me so much. It was not my intension to hurt her. I feel so bad. When he came in I immediately jumped and hid away. Everything goes so fast. The father is bringing his daughter to her mother. I don’t know what it is happening to me now. I know when I came to his family. But what else should I do. If he had been there then he would have seen that I had so much pain. Then he had given away the girl and everything would be alright. The most time I was alone with her. She often has hurt me, but this time it was the most horrible.
The father comes in with angry mood and he put on my collar. He pulls me out of the house. He shouts at me. I can’t understand his words, because they are so violent. Then a loud bang is following. Everything is silent around me. I can feel that my body is suddenly heavy and then I collapse.
I want to say: “Whatever happened, I loved you always. And I will always love you. You are my family and nothing will change that.”
But it’s too late to say that…
That’s a simple story of a dog that was shot because he has attacked a child.
Please stop animal’s abuse and don’t let animals and children together when they are alone. That never ends well, although animals are innocent in the most cases. Animals are not a toy! Animals are living being and they have feelings. Teach that to every child so they will appreciate animals like we do.