I really have to stop watching "Animal Cops Houston." I couldn't sleep last night so I watched some recorded episodes. And after watching, I still couldn't sleep. It is just beyond fathomable how cruel people can be. Dogs with imbedded chain collars, dead dogs/puppies lying in backyards while their owners are inside oblivious to the suffering animals they supposedly love, horses so emaciated and neglected that, just to start back on the road to health, had to gain 300 pounds. And on and on. The Houston SPCA gets over 9,000 calls per year of negligence and cruelty to animals. Some people just suck.
And yet, most of those animals who suffer so much at the hands of cruel, cruel people are such loving, forgiving and nonjudgmental creatures. And it was so heartwarming to see the dog with the embedded collar healthy and playing with its new loving family. And to see the emaciated horse looking so regal as it was being ridden by its proud new owner.
While some people DO suck, so many more people on this earth are kind and compassionate and loving. And THAT is why it's worth getting up each morning.