May 3rd, 2010

Writer's Block: Pet central

Some animal rights activists are fighting to replace the term 'owner' with 'guardian' to convey a more balanced relationship between a person and her or his pet. Do you agree or disagree with the importance of this mission?

      I thought about this question a long time ago…I guess I agree, judge for yourself….…My cat Willie, who just happens to live with me is what I always say when I talk or write about him. I call him by his name, not the cat or whatever. His house, my rules. Think about that one….I really love this little guy and I can say that out loud …He gets the best medical care if he needs it and he is a house cat. In other words, he doesn’t go outside. He’s spoiled and I like it that way…He’s a companion and a friend…Not to mention I saved him from a life of misery….I have a million cat friend stories but don’t have time to write them down…Any person that respects the fact that animals have rights will feel like I do.