Our nation has long had a love affair with "pets" or "companion animals" -- dogs, cats, rabbits and other cute critters. But while we seem to value our relationships with the animals that share our homes, we're fickle.
There are many on Facebook who already question my sanity. Heaven knows, I myself question it much of the time. Usually, however, it doesn't answer me back in squeaks or leave droppings behind the piano.
Target, the hero dog who saved American soldiers from a suicide bomber attack, was euthanized this week because of mistaken dog identity. This dog survives a suicide bomber and then is put to death by our barbaric animal "shelter" system.