Dog grasped compassion

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I recently witnessed a video on the Internet that was so compelling that I had to comment.

I suppose the cruel death of helpless kittens placed in a bag, and dropped off in the middle of a busy road, is nothing but a thimbleful of water in an ocean of human cruelty perpetrated every day on a monumental scale. This comment is not about the heinous act, but an effort to reflect on the capacity for compassion displayed by an unlikely source.

You see, a dog discovered the bag, which had two remaining crying kittens alive out of a litter that was crushed to death. The dog dragged the bag back to its owner, and howled until the owner opened the bag to discover the gruesome contents. The good news from this was that the remaining kittens were rescued and nursed back to health.

What I wish to reflect upon is that a dog – who knows nothing about the origins of the universe; creation of cultures through a variety of music, art, dance, poetry, religion; or great civilizations – understood the necessity for compassion. That dog wasn’t motivated by the prospect of doing the right thing so it might get a ticket to heaven. The totally altruistic act by an animal who understands the connectivity of all precious life is truly something to ponder.

With all our perceived greatness, human beings may have proved the capacity for being the lowest animals in the food chain. We are truly a lost, pathetic species.

Rodney Hindrew

Martinez

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allhans
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allhans 12/12/11 - 02:10 am
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So very, very true. A dog

So very, very true. A dog with a larger heart than many parents.

I notice someone posted a R&R about a dog chained up and nothing was done when he reported it. What a shame.

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peace4784 12/12/11 - 05:53 am
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Discipline a disobedient
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Discipline a disobedient child with a leather strap is socially acceptable. They claim it pleases God. Punish a child molester with a leather strap would be called cruel and unusual punishment. Discipline a dog with a leather strap is a criminal offense. Humans love their dogs more than their children. Humans have twisted minds and morals.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/12/11 - 06:18 am
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I'd like to reflex on the

I'd like to reflex on the story of the dog and compare it to a heavenly Father who understood the need for compassion. Because of sin we can get bound up and tossed out into the dangerous freeway of life and because some of us are unaware of what's going on, we get run over by life and destroyed, while other's realize the danger and cry out. A compassionate Jesus hears our cries for help and comes and rescues us and presents us before the Father who nurishes us and restores us back to health.

In some people's view we may have become the lowest on the food chain but I serve a risen Savior that can restore. We as a species may have fallen but there are still compassionate people who help, tend, care, without motivation. Most understand that you can not work your way to heaven so the only motivation needed is because it's what Christ would do.

"We are truly a lost, pathetic species" I don't think so Mr. Hindrew.

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augusta citizen 12/12/11 - 06:32 am
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Thank you InChristLove, your

Thank you InChristLove, your comment is perfect and touching. :)

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seenitB4 12/12/11 - 06:42 am
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Animals have more compassion

Animals have more compassion than anyone can even imagine..I've seenit over & over......a new study showed rats releasing their fellow rat from a locked cage....with food in a nearby cage but they worked to get the lock open on the fellowrat not the food...the video of the dog staying on a busy highway to protect a dog that had been hit by a car just broke my heart....elephants pushing another out of a water hole...
Most animals will protect the young even when in danger for their own
life....we could learn a lot ......but we seem to go in a different direction...
Not only that.....they usually keep their dens clean....need I say more..

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CABoatright 12/12/11 - 07:08 am
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Well said Mr Hendrew, well
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Well said Mr Hendrew, well said indeed!
"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way it's animals are treated." M. Ghandi

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/12/11 - 08:46 am
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seenitB4, I will agree with

seenitB4, I will agree with you that many animals display compassion for the sick or weak but I do not believe that we as a society have become so decrepit that we fall below the animal species when it comes to those hurting. Take for example the hero's of 9/11, or the volunteers to rescued the miners in WV, all the Red Cross volunteers in times of disasters such as tornados, earthquakes and floods. Most humans will protect their young with their life, not say all but I would wager that not all animals do either. We are not a perfect species but I don't believe we have fallen below the animal kingdom. If so, all I have to say is Come Lord Jesus, Come!

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