Andy showed me exactly what he was talking about.
A dog came in. Arthritic. With hot spots. A severe ear infection.
She was in pain. A lot of pain. Even I thought she should be put down… It didn’t seem fair…
He said, “Give me a month.”
He took the dog home with him. I didn’t see her for a month.
Then he brought her back to the shelter.
Her eyes were bright. Her coat shiny. She smelled good(!).
She was playful but calm. A very happy dog.
In that moment I realized something beautiful…
…And something terrible…
I’d killed my dogs. All of them…
I’d killed them because of greed.
Not my greed.
Greed of the big corporations.
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I’ve since got a new dog. Jasper.
I call him Jazzy.
Jazzy is a very happy, active, fun dog.
But here’s the thing.
Jazzy is the least-expensive dog to live with that I’ve ever had. I’ve never, ever had health problems with Jazzy.
The food I feed Jazzy is healthy for him. He doesn’t get sick…
The food is his medicine.
Instead of feeding him food that KILLS him in his prime, I feed him the best food…
[What upsets me about the world is how money corrupts. Some evil people are happy to let dogs die young if it makes them richer. Money is used to spread a lie. To hide the truth. To make a few men wealthy, at the cost of the health of our animals. We need to get the message out there…]
Jazzy will live long into the future.
Andy is certain.
I am certain.
My mission here is to do a few things.
I’m going to list them now…