A chaotic day at work and home. The worst thing is that our cat Fiona was apparently shot by some unknown person. We will not know if she is going to survive till tomorrow. Her temp was 106 and there were maggots in the wound, when we finally realized what had happened.
We are fed up with this neighborhood--proven to not be safe for our cats. This reminds me of how kids at school make light of abuse of animals--defending dog-fighting, for example. It also reminds me of the film we are showing them at school--The Amazing Grace--about the slave trade--which depicts how slave traders regarded Africans as less than human, therefore not deserving of humane treatment. It also reminds me of how Obama has been depicted as an "alien," Muslim, socialist, and terrorist by crazies on the right--seeking to dehumanize him.
We also showed the kids the nature film "Bear," which has a great message about the brutality of hunting for sport a beautiful and endangered animal like the bear.
What is wrong with America, my country?