A while back my human was taking pictures on our beach. She spotted this little boy who should have been in school - playing with this beautiful dog. The dog's owners were relaxing on the beach and these two were having a ball running and romping around.
My human started chatting to the little boy and he even posed for a whole bunch of pictures. He told her his life story and it wasn't a happy one. His parents didn't seem to care where he spent his days, in fact, his dad had left them a long time ago. Alcohol abuse seemed to be a big problem in his home and judging by how thin he was, he wasn't getting the correct nutrition either.
This is such a big problem in our city and I just sometimes wish we had a more balanced situation in our communities.
It's wonderful to see how happy and healthy the pet in this picture is, but so very sad that the little boy has such a different reality. I was happy though that he had this wonderful afternoon with a dog that clearly loved children. That is probably the biggest gift us dogs and cats have to offer to humans, unconditional love!