Okay so not everything in life is black and white. There are also shades of gray that are harder to see, especially to people like me that just glide through life without lifting their heads from the ground.

For a while I started giving mean stares to a neighbour of mine, I just really hated the fact that he just wouldn’t put his dog out of misery. You see, this neighbour of mine has an old dog that had multiple surgeries and can barely walk. I once caught my neighbour trying to push his dog butt down just so he could pee. This weird sight just broke my heart.

Why can’t he just put the dog out of misery and get a new dog?

I’m not a heartless person, I know losing a pet can be more devastating than losing a relative (yeah I said it). But why go through all of this just to extend your pet life for a couple of months, maybe a year? Why drag on with the pain?

This morning, I was just going to work when I saw this neighbour with his dog in his arms and he was talking to him, whispering things, and I think he was crying. Now I don’t know who I should pitty more, the poor dog or the owner that is trying to hold on to his dying dog.

It’s a sad world we’re living in.

After this depressing incident I went straight for the bus, and on my way there was this woman with her dog starring at something under a car: a black and white kitten. The woman was just looking at it, didn’t said a word and then left. I felt really bad for leaving the kitten there, but I can’t save them all. That’s what I said to myself, I can’t save them all. And then it hit me, the secretary (yes the one from work) was asking for a kitten, not for herself but for her cousin that lives at the country side.

So I called and she agreed to take the kitten. I went back and took the kitten home, fed her/him and now at this hour I have two cats at home, both locked in different rooms so they won’t fight. This is the little kitten I took her photo mostly to have a memory of the critter that made me late for work on very gloomy Friday morning.

I can’t save them all, but if I try even just a little I might just save one or two. I can’t say for certain that this kitten will have a great life but at least at the country side he won’t have to worry about being hit by car and he can catch mice (not rats like we have in the city).

I feel a little better about myself right now.