Respond to Responsibility

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”

James Herriot

To be resigned to one’s care
is to relinquish the wild for the tame
If we are to compare
we find responsibility is the same

senryu:vet’s orders

for owners and pets
the health benefits are clear
take regular walks

a leash
a noose
h  a
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We are here today
to talk about WORMS
On second thoughts
Worm your pets
And let’s skip
The conversation

36,000 B.C.
Analysis of dog and wolf genomes, along with numerous discoveries of ancient bones, suggests that humans domesticated our canine friends somewhere between 13,000 and 36,000 years ago.

Weekly Theme:
National Pet Month

16 thoughts on “Respond to Responsibility

  1. I appreciate your concrete poem – not easy to format. Many people think of pets ownership as a right but it is a luxury. I believe that having a pet requires responsibility to provide and the monetary resources to do so!

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    1. Thank you.
      That is precisely the point. We often take our position for granted. We are the keepers of this world and how we have acted for generations is appalling.


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