Many treat their pets as less, as sub-servant, as something a kin to a piece of furniture. Change is imperative. Our dogs and cats and other pets are here to love us. They express their love by doing whatever we ask of them, protecting us, giving emotional support, being their when others aren’t, unconditionally. We have no idea how deep this affection goes and how extreme their help and love is for us. I know of one couple whose cat passed away because it took on the negative energy sent from someone trying to hurt that couple. The cat died protecting that couple. Another person who came into the store had to go off to fight in the war in the middle east and left two dogs behind waiting for their return. When the individual returned the dogs had these unusual sods all over their bodies. The guides told this person that the dogs had taken the energy upon themselves of what would have happened to them in the war such as gunshots and shrapnel. As we say about each other, the animals make the ultimate sacrifice for those they love. There are thousands of stories just like these. Without preaching, we should consider now as the time to change our perceptions of us and our pets. They are partners in our life. They share in the responsibilities, or desire to. If they are equal to us in God’s eyes than they should be equal to us in our eyes as well. They need our help and if anyone ever deserved our assistance it is those who love us, whole heartedly.