The first snow flurries are falling in New York City today, and the wind chill is especially raw. So Rory Dog is sporting his winter coat.
I have found a dog wearing winter gear warrants one of four reactions from passersby:
- Impromptu conversation
- No reaction at all
- “The Smirk”
To all bearers of “The Smirk,” this entry will no doubt add to your animal coddling trauma…
A group in the UK rescues hens from battery farms — egg layers in crowded factory cages. Many of the hens have lost their feathers due to the poor farming conditions, so volunteers knit little sweaters for the hens to wear while they are healing to survive the brutal English winters.
Then they find the hens new homes. Many become family pets.
How awesome is that?
Or you can smirk.
It just makes me proud to see people treat animals with such compassion.