Friday, June 10, 2011
I WANT TO KNOW
The other day, I was driving with my boys when I saw a duck in the middle of the road by Fashion Place Mall. I slowed, moved cautiously around it, and then continued. As I gazed in my rearview mirror, I watched an SUV deliberately swerve to hit the duck.
The memories flooded back to me of another time when our sweet little Jack Russell, Stubby, escaped our yard and headed down the street. We yelled and chased after him on foot in the dark. He made it to the corner of the subdivision and headed up a main street.
A carload of teens swerved off the road to mow him down, laughing as they left his crumpled body lying on the side of the road. I stayed up all night crying, holding Stubby’s lifeless body wrapped in his favorite blanket. My boys were devastated by the heartless cruelty, and it literally took years for them to get over the event—if they ever really have.
Who are these people who can so easily kill an animal…and do it in fun? Do they brag about it? Do they ever regret it at some point in their lives?
Have you ever met someone who admits they do this sort of thing? Who are these people? What do they get from doing it?
I just want to know. Please leave me your comments.
In memory of
Born - November 1, 1998
Died - June 29, 2002