A terrible crime took place in our home today. Part of a beloved animal’s face was violently torn away, including one eye. His guts were left all over the floor at the foot of the stairs. Was it a vicious act of hate? An accident? A misunderstanding?
Does it matter? Our granddaughter’s feline BFF is permanently disfigured, whatever the motive behind the attack.
Tigger after cosmetic surgery. Pre-surgery photos have been omitted as too upsetting for most audiences.
I’m not sure which of our two furry family members is responsible for this brutal assault, although I have my suspicions. My mind reels with questions:
- If the canine perpetrator is brought to justice, shall we charge him or her with a hate crime, since the victim was a member of the cat family, historic enemies of dogs?
- And could it be proven?
- If so, should the penalty be more severe?
…the Seattle man who allegedly punched a ten-year-old for being too noisy in the movie theater? I have to admit, I’ve been sorely tempted to tell off giggling, talking, texting, romping young people in the theater…but surely there are other ways to redress such a relatively trivial grievance?
For instance: After making one civil request of the offending party, if they do not comply, what about informing theater personnel? Or simply moving to other seats?
I realize that these things are inconvenient (hmm, there’s that word again), but the fracas that resulted in Yong Hyun Kim spending a night in jail was a bit more costly than the price of his movie ticket, even if you add a tub of buttered popcorn and a large soda.
Mr. Kim and the nurse from JTR’s post yesterday have something in common, it seems: their inability to apply the Golden Rule. Remember this one, boys and girls?
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