TP Founder Notes 3 - Of Dogs
I'm a dog owner. I have a very smart and cuddly toy doodle named Sugar Ray and I love him like how I'd love my own son.
Being with Sugar Ray for more than a year now made me realize that dogs have feelings. They seek to understand their owner's moods, schedules - like, what time we leave for work and what time we arrive home - and temperaments. They want always be around us. If only they could, I think they'd talk to us. Dogs long to play with us and make us happy. They want to feel loved in the same way that they want to make us feel loved; Sugar Ray licks my chin and ears when he feels that I'm becoming too stressed with work.
Clearly, there's a reason dogs are called Man's Bestfriend.
Unfortunately though, Jerzon Senador - like many of us, who neglect or worse, eat dogs - doesn't seem to understand that.
You see, yesterday, after giving his adorable puppy a bath, Jerson probably thought that it would be cute if he let his dog dry under the sun, clipped tightly on a clothesline, as if it's a non-living thing devoid of emotions like fear or pain --
Perhaps amused by his dog's scared look while being in the awkward situation that he had put it in, Jerzon got his camera, took photos of the poor pup and uploaded the images to his Facebook account.
I'd imagine that Jerzon thought he'd get comments like "That's so cute!" or "So cool!". To his horror though, he got exactly the opposite. In fact, one of his Facebook friends warned him he could end up in jail for animal cruelty, to which Jerzon arrogantly responded, "Hahaha, hnd ako makukulong noh.. remember senador toh! aquh ng pa2pad ng Animal cruelty at kya kong bawiin yun! ahahahaha"
Jerzon Senador is currently trending on Twitter and it's all for the wrong reasons.
Here are some related twits by Pinoy Tweeps condemning Jerzon for what he did to his dog, calling it no less than animal cruelty --
And I can't blame my fellow Tweeps, really. Man is supposed to be the protector, the care-taker of all creation; I think what Jerzon did hardly reflects that.
Jerzon has issued an apology via his Facebook account.
"To All Animal Lover[s] [...] all over the world please read this:
Gusto ko humingi ng tawad sa nagawa kong kasalanan sa aking alagang aso. Sana mapatawad nyo ako at pinapangako ko na hindi na mauulit (I'd like to ask for forgiveness for the sin I committed against my pet dog. I hope you can forgive me and I promise it will not happen again). [...]
Kung pwede ko nga lang po kayo isa isahin para makahingi ng tawad ginawa ko na. Sana bigyan nyo ko ng chance para maipakita sa inyo na hindi po ako 'Animal Abuser.' Unexpected ko po talaga na ganito ang mangyayare pero tatangapin ko po kung ano magiging resulta ng ginawa ko. Sa lahat po ng naabala dahil sa ginawa ko humihingi po ako sa inyo ng tawad. (I'd apologize to each of you if I could. Please give me a chance to show you that I'm not an 'Animal Abuser.' What happened was really unexpected but I will accept the consequences of what I have done. To all who were bothered by what I did, I ask for your forgiveness!)"
Jerzon, I appreciate that you were able to accept that what you did was wrong. I think everyone deserves a second chance. But you will have to make amends; Take good care of Whitey and of all animals you will encounter henceforth.