When I was brought to my new family, you could see my ribcage, my skittish behavior communicated the fear I felt. I was distrustful of all humans. Fast forward - It has been years since I was rescued and I have made great strides but to this day I still have flashbacks to that horrible time and sometimes my behavior regress.
Not to make you feel sorry for me. But yesterday, I was busy chewing up the newspaper and immediately a bad taste in my mouth developed. No, I wasn't eating the politics page.
I actually saw the below tweets (there were 25 tweets listed - am only including a few ). These young girls tweeted (BTW - term stolen from us bird-dogs) about how it would be welcomed if Chris Brown would beat them. (Chris Brown is a singer, songwriter and guilty for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna). Read below...if you need to read more...just 'Google' Chris Brown.
Now We're Getting to My Point...
As I was chewing, I began to growl. What? Who cares if he was some top dog who made the girls pant? Then it is okay? Any form of abuse is not okay!
I growled more - was I mad at these girls? Was I mad at the media? Was this a joke?
To make a long tail short, from my experience it is not cool to be abused - it is not something one just gets over. Male or female - top-dog or pack-member it is not alright to abuse anyone. And if this was a joke or a case of being a copy cat (copy a dog instead) - it is not okay.
Remember each of you no matter your age, race, sex, etc...you deserve and are worthy to be treated with love and respect. Please paws for a moment and think about what messages are being sent to our young pups - seems to me we need to send someone to obedience school.