Our neighbor down the road took in this stray puppy and everytime we went walking she would greet us. She was very well-mannered. Such a little sweetie. The boys that live just one lot down, across the street from that sweet dog, called the dog into their yard and shot and killed her. How disappointing to say the VERY least. To top off the situation, the father of the boys lied and said that he was the one who shot the dog because it was on his property and he didn't realize it belonged to anyone (even though the dog wore a collar AND the boys were seen doing it. ) I apologize for coming across judgemental and opinionated on this matter, but what kind of example does that set? Teach them to lie about killing..hmm.
I wish that everyone could have a nice big fence around each of his/her yard so that children didn't get too close to the road and so that family pets had room to run around without wandering into unwanted territory. In fact, i wish it was a requirement in neighborhoods but it isn't.
I wish I wasn't sitting here thinking about how I hope to raise my son opposite of how those parents are raising them. Which brings me to my question. Is that perspective harsh? Is it the fault of the parents? Is that just a 'kids being kids moment' in your opinion? Are the parents doing a great job parenting and the kids just messed up or is the fact that those children don't show to have a gentle nature with animals, something the parents should've worked on? It's not that i want to sit here and place blame, but it really does make me wonder, who's at fault?