People who I thought were wonderful greyhound owners, who loved their dogs as much as I did, have broken my heart. They are returning TWO 15 year old greyhounds. Why? Because they have become too much for them and they are always taking care of the animals needs and have no time for themselves. My disappointment in the owners is immense and my sadness for the two sweet greyhounds is deep. I just don't get it.
Enlarge Within Us a Sense of Fellowship
O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our brothers to whom Thou hast given the earth as their home in common with us. We remember with shame that in the past we have exercised the high dominion of man with ruthless cruelty, so that the voice of the earth, which should have gone up to Thee in song, has been a groan of travail.
May we realize that they live not for us alone but for themselves and for Thee, and that they love the sweetness of life even as we, and serve thee better in their place than we in ours.