My human tells me that you have a saying “gone to the dogs.” He says that it means that something that started off well has deteriorated to the point where it is bad. “Bagheera, gone to the dogs would be what we would say if we didn’t take care of our home. Everything would break down and it would get dirty. Then we humans would say that our home had gone to the dogs.”
“Since I am a diabetic cat, if you didn’t give me my insulin shots, my health would go to the dogs?”
“Yes, Bagheera. But don’t worry about that. You will get your insulin shots and I’ll take good care of you.”
“I know, human. I know.”
But there is one case where it is good that something has gone to the dogs. And that is with the first internet radio station that is focused on animal relief. It’s called AARF radio, and you can tell that it’s named after the sound that dogs make.
The primary focus of AARF radio is to help raise awareness of homeless animals and to highlight the horrible acts of animal abuse that take place too often. In addition, AARF radio hopes to help promote educational and legislative efforts in all states for all animals and to raise money for shelter, food, and medical needs of animals who need help.
AARF works with animal rescues, animal sanctuaries, and no kill shelters that share its views on how animals should be treated. They are committed to helping reduce the number of animals in need. And they seek to educate humans about spay and neuter clinics in their local areas.
It would be easy for me to feel sorry for myself because I am a diabetic cat. Every time I start to think like that, I remind myself that there are many animals who do not have what I have always had, and that’s a human who cares for me and loves me.
Won’t you listen to AARF and help them with their mission?