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Kids and Dog Food

June 10, 2011

Todays 5 minute Friday. I look forward to it every week. Today’s word is….Backwards.
Set timer…and…Go!

Backwards Backwards backwards….hmmmm……

Well lately I think its backwards to see the pet commercials where they refer to the dog and call it their adopted family member. I think that stinks….and is backwards, lol. I have true adopted family members and I cringe when these fancy dance companies belittle my children this way. Maybe it’s because these companies haven’t seen hunger…human hunger…starving children hunger..They must not have because they are willing to make you pay more on dog food in a month then my daughters birthmother made in a 2months.
Backwards.
I think its backwards most people think nothing of going to a big pet store and spending whatever it takes on there pet who basically returns that monetary exspenditure in poo in the backyard…all the while they could have just stayed home in the comfort of their AC and gone online and for the price of less then one bag of dog feed….helped a child for the whole month.
I think its backwards.
Sorry I am a debbie downer…we just got the adorable little letters in the mail today from our 7 Compassion kids… and I just thought how little it took to help someone….and how I spend the price of one sponsorship at Costco on Dog food every other week. Seems backwards. Not downing the dogs… just sad that helping out needy kids seems so complicated to people…but buying dog feed seems so normal. I will never buy dog food the same again.
Backwards.

5mins to write…but now I will add some links incase you would like to balance the amount you spend on dog food with that of helping some other mothers child …..please.
You can just do it one time, I checked.
Or you could help a woman have a safe birth.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2011 12:15 pm

    That’s a really interesting perpsective, and I think you raise a really good point, and question.

    I know I adored my dog, and we did see her as a family member, she came everywhere with us, and was a silent companion. During many long nights of the soul, just having her sitting at my feet, brought much comfort, as did stroking her soft fur, as did knowing I had to go out for a walk with her whatever way I was feeling, no matter how much pain I was in.

    I think animals teach us so much, and they are God’s creation too, and really do we have any grounds to think we are better than them? I don’t know, I have no answers. But I totally agree with you that dogs don’t need hundreds of pounds spent on them, they need looked after, taken for walks, given fresh water and food.

    My mother always taught me that it was important not to spend ridiculous amounts of money on them but to treat them with the love and respect we give to all living creations, because the life of all beings is precious and created.

    Thank you for your thought provoking post. Have a great weekend.

    Nics

    • June 10, 2011 12:29 pm

      Thanks for stopping by.
      I wouldn’t have half the funny stories in my life if it wasn’t for animals. I think my children have learned many a selfless life lesson by their interaction with their pets…for sure!
      sidenote….your header is beauftiful on your site.
      Tee

  2. June 10, 2011 12:45 pm

    Compassion has been on my mind a lot lately, as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! (popping over from gypsy mama)

  3. June 10, 2011 1:50 pm

    This is interesting. I really get upset when people spend crazy amounts of money on their pets. Couldn’t put a finger on why I was upset, but perhaps this is it? I really think it is crazy that people push the dogs in strollers. Of course people spending money on “stuff”, myself included, can be frustrating when you stop and think about it all the people that need help.
    That being said, I have the sweetest,most wonderful dog, Sadie.She is fourteen years old. We treat her well, she gets her shots, she gets her food and treat and now she does get medicine for pain. But the best thing we ever have gotten for her is our love. And she has certainly returned it. She is a part of our family. We consider different than our three human children, of course, but she is well loved:).
    Thanks for sharing your perspective.
    Beth

    • June 10, 2011 2:33 pm

      Yeah,
      I am not about to get rid of my animals… I just notice the price of dog food to be so high nowadays… I just think how a fraction of that could absolutely change someones life.
      Thanks for stopping by I so appreciate it.
      Tee

  4. June 10, 2011 3:49 pm

    Interesting perspective and spin on the idea of backwards. Thanks for encouraging us to spend our money wisely!

  5. June 10, 2011 11:28 pm

    agreed. A dog is a dog is a dog- not a human life.
    my goofy pooch is laying on the end of my bed right now, but still, he’s a dog.
    Last summer I was in NYC and saw a lady pushing a dog in a really nice stroller.
    huh?
    backwards, indeed!
    thanks for the hello.
    and blessings abundant to you and yours.

  6. June 16, 2011 9:28 am

    I posted something that you might enjoy: http://www.bloggingfromtheboonies.com/2011/03/25-worth-of-perspective.html One of our Compassion children was able to buy lots of things, including a mattress with the $25 birthday gift we sent. It made me think….

    Love your post!

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