Where is Christmas for the chained dogs, this and every year? Author Tamira Thayne reminds us of their suffering, and chained dog activist Jennifer Kanady brings it home in a poem. Art by Rocky Shepheard.
Even though I consider myself ‘retired’ from the day to day activist fight for freedom for chained dogs, I can’t help but feel the pain of their suffering more at Christmas than any other time of the year.
Art we used on a Christmas card for DDB in 2005, by Rocky Shepheard.
After all, most of us get to enjoy the season with our families. We laugh, we eat, we drink, and we revel in the beauty of the lights and the merrymaking we look forward to all year long.
But what do these poor, mistreated beings have at this time of year? Bupkis. That’s what.
Nothing. Nada. The same as the rest of the year.
That’s why this poem by my friend and chained-dog warrior Jennifer Kanady hits so close to home for me. It expresses their pain, their longing, the immediacy of their needs, and so I’ve asked…
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