Animals Animals Everywhere
09 December, 2010
Animals  Animals Everywhere

Most people, at some point in their lives have probably had some type of pet. Be it a hamster, dog, cat or maybe something a bit more exotic, for example; a snake or lizard. It is safe to say that, many people from all over the world call themselves “animal lovers” myself included. As far back

as I can remember there has always been some type of family pet in my life. When I was just a child it was a dog, one dog after the other, and cats also one after the other. Growing up in a family of pet lovers, you somehow become one yourself; “at least I did” therefore as I got older the pets I had, got stranger. At this point, I think it’s only fair to give some examples such as: scorpion, tarantula, iguana, ferret, chinchilla and even a hedgehog, not to mention: birds, fish and other various reptiles. In contrast to the pet shops back in the states, you will not find many of the above mentioned “critters” in Tbilisi’s shops, “maybe one day”. Moving on, one of the reasons for choosing animals as this week’s topic is that it goes hand in hand with the overall purpose of the “foreign vision” theme of this rubric. That is of course, to let my readers see Georgia through my eyes, “and tell interesting stories” therefore, it’s time to take a look at everyday life here in Tbilisi, as I see it. In keeping with the main theme, we must therefore proceed with the topic of pets, or in this case “ex-pets”. Now, what are ex-pets you ask, well they would be the over abundance of dogs and cats which found their way to the streets of the city. This is one thing I could do without, not only because it’s sad to see so many of them but also the way they sometimes bark all night. For example: during my first six months here, we had a family of stray dogs living near our flat and it seemed like all they did was make noise both day and night. It took some getting used to. Along with the doggy domino effect of one barking dog triggering another and yet another, there was also the over sensitive car alarms going off at all hours of the night. As if crazy dogs and car alarms were not enough to keep you up all night, just when you think it’s quiet enough to fall asleep, “surprise” it’s time for another episode of the neighborhood screaming teens, but let’s stay on topic. Seeing how I have already made it clear that I am in fact an animal lover, it would most likely be a good idea to include something a bit nicer than how much I dislike being kept up by the neighborhood dogs. Therefore, it must be said that even though the stray animal situation is in many ways menacing, it is to me also very sad to see little puppies and kittens living on the streets looking for food and shelter. One thing I can say is that feeding them can be rewarding. Oddly enough, whenever I have the opportunity to give any type of animal something to nibble on somehow it feeds something good inside me and I know it’s not only me to have had this experience. For instance, my wife and I met an older woman in a local park while she was in the process of feeding at least ten stray cats. Even though it didn’t seem like anything significant on the outside, helping them gave her something to care about and that my dear reader is good for the sole…

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