Pets, Love, and the Goddess
Pets–dogs, cats, and other animals–are not just companions: they are family. They are a gift from the Goddess to be loved and cherished, to be protected from illness and harm. They lift the spirits of their human counterparts.
An upsetting event happened this weekend. A neighbor who views dogs more as property than as family threatened to kill our dogs. His dogs had started digging underneath the fence and coming into our yard. When our dogs started reciprocating, the neighbor became upset (not with his dogs–with ours). We spent several days reinforcing our side of the fence by burying rebar strategically along the fenceline; this proved an ongoing challenge, as my pet, a beagle, did what beagles were bred to do: burrow. As we were working actively, and proactively, on a solution to the problem, the neighbor kept complaining; one evening, with questionable sobriety, he threatened to kill Emma, my pet, and any other dog that continued to dig underneath the fence.
The fencing problem has been solved, as of this weekend; however, the damage of the neighbor’s threat lingers. He threatened members of the family: the fact that these family members have four legs instead of two is entirely beside the point. I am filled with a sense of moral outrage, shock, and disbelief. I have to keep reminding myself that actions, good or ill, will revisit a person in the form of the Threefold Law and to let the Goddess take care of any karmic retributions, and that while binding the undesirable behavior is acceptable, cursing or wishing ill upon this questionable excuse of a human being is not.
May the Goddess grant me wisdom and patience.
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