Vow, let’s look at the definition (taken from google search).
1.a solemn promise.
a set of promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career.
2.archaicdedicate to someone or something, especially a deity.“I vowed myself to this enterprise”
I particularly like the following words used to define “vow”-promise, bond, commitment.
I read all too often about people giving up their pets or simply abandoning them if they get sick. There are certain situations where someone just simply can not afford the care an ill pet may need. Bu then again, would we deny a human the right to medical care even if we couldn’t afford it? I am not judging, I know some people who truly love their pets have had to make some tough decisions. I am mostly talking about those who do not find an animal worthy of medical care, the cost, the time, or the “inconvenience”.
Isn’t a pet a family member? Wouldn’t you do everything you could for a family member if they were ill?
We don’t just make vows to our husband or our wife; we make them to our children, our parents, our friends, AND to our pets. We wouldn’t abandon our child, our parents, or our friends if they became ill. Why would we abandon our pet?
Today’s Tuesday Tale is about a few fellow bloggers who have had to deal with some illness with their pets and are in no way giving up on them.
The first one is about Mara from the blogger, Lovely and Grateful. They found a lump on Mara’s tail that turned out to be a tumor. Unfortunately, her tail needed to be amputated. Here is a quote taken from the post “Our purr-fect patient” where you can read the full story.
It’s hard to explain to those who don’t have pets just how much love and joy they bring to a home, but also how much we worry when our animal companions are injured or unwell. Many of us consider our pets to be members of the family, and often it is the daily routines of feeding, petting, playing with them or even washing their bowls and litter trays that ground us in the here and now when other personal and global events seem overwhelming.
The next one is about Amy’s cats from the blogger, Petal’s Unfolding. Amy and her husband have many cats with special health needs. Amy spends a lot of time observing, tracking, researching, trying new things, and a whole lot more. All for the well-being of each one of their cats. It is difficult and emotionally challenging, but she truly loves these living, feeling beings and wants to do everything she possibly can for them. My kind of gal!
Here is a link to a post of hers called “Love is the Root.” Keep in mind, Amy is not encouraging anyone to try these things with their own pets. She is not a veterinarian, just a very determined pet parent. 🙂
Lastly, for new followers of mine or for those who did not see the posts I wrote about my health scare with my cat, Cino, here are the links: “Prayers for Cino” and the post after her appointment, “Cino’s Appointment.”
Pets are family depending on us, in sickness and in health!