Saturday, 12 September 2009

Camera Critters 13

YOU are the bastard!

For some reason I never think of Italy as a nice pet-loving country. Which is completely ignorant and stupid of course and I've seen plenty of examples in Italy to contradict me on that stupidity. When I was in Verona two years ago, I sat in a park and lots of people were walking their dogs over there. And in Florence a few weeks ago, I again saw lots of happy dogs and their owners. Unfortunately, Italy is the same as other countries when it comes to leaving pets during the holidays and I had to take a photo of this sign in Florence.

I've always been of the opinion that if you get a pet, you look after it. A bit like a marriage really: in sickness and in health, till death do us part. You do not, under any circumstances leave your dog or cat tied to a tree in the burning heat or pouring rain, while you go and enjoy your holiday!

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  1. A pet is just like having a child in my opinion.
    A very thoughtful post.

    Carletta’s Captures.

  2. Great and original idea for this camera critter!
    purrs and love

  3. I hate it when people abuse animals :(

    I played too :)

  4. I most definitely agree with you. When you bring a pet into your home it's a lot of responsibility and you should take care of them like any family member. They give us unconditional love, we should return in kind.

  5. Sadly, we do have to be reminded, over and over again.
    Love the photo of Linette. My cat would be so jealous :O)

  6. It is sadly amazing how many people don't thin about their animals isn' it? :(

  7. Sometimes people just don't think and need to be reminded.


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