Friday, July 27, 2007

Mans Best Friend

I am suffering from abit of writer's block this morning. I came across the quill image and it made me think of Mark Twain of all people. He was once quoted as saying "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. " Mr. Twain was many things, but his brutal honesty was his best friend. I think of the recent allegations against Michael Vick as purely horrendous crimes against dog's, our best friends. Now I realize that Twain's statement is not about dog brutality, but it says a lot about what some men are capable of. I just cannot imagine stealing someones beloved pet right out of their yard for the pure enjoyment of watching it get murdered by another dog. Vick's plea of not guilty is a given, but if the evidence is true, the trial will make a mockery out of him and if in the end he his found guilty I hope the Federal prison term includes raising pups that become service dogs. But on the other hand this would allow him to feel his ego as he makes a statement in his own simple mind... "Look at me, I love dogs!!" Better yet... put him in a boxing ring with Hannibal Lecter.

2 comments:

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

Re writer's block you are not alone it's a coomon accurence..that's how I pass the dreaded time on the treadmill it helps but is torture..

amen on Michael Vick

Starla said...

I don't see what people get out of two dogs ripping each others faces off.