PLEASE read Kathy Dunn’s exceptionally brilliant and brave (BOTH) blog post above. This is the comment I left at her blog post:
I am one of the fortunate ones to personally know Kathy Dunn, who wrote this beautiful post. She is a writer of much compassion and heart. As a fellow writer, there are not too many blog posts I come across that I find to be absolute perfection, not one word would I desire to change about that blog post. THIS blog post from Kathy is one such as this, that I find to be absolute perfection, not one word would I desire to change. And it’s not only desiring to not change a word but also desiring to not change a heart. As Kathy opened the blog post with, “I am an animal lover,” Kathy and I BOTH have a “heart for animals.” We share this strong bond of God’s Calling on and Purpose of (BOTH) our lives. And it’s not that Kathy and I are somehow clever and unique and groundbreaking about our “heart for animals” as disciples of Jesus Christ. It’s that Kathy and I ONLY speak God’s Truth as ones with a “heart for animals” as disciples of Jesus Christ. And God’s Truth IS, as Kathy mentioned, to be kind and compassionate (BOTH) stewards of BOTH God’s humans AND nonhuman animals. When we “fall short” of God’s Truth concerning this, we are incomplete and, thus, we are NOT the Integrity of God. We are found guilty and NOT innocent if we are NOT being kind and compassionate (BOTH) stewards of BOTH God’s humans AND nonhuman animals.
Reading about the Miami collapsed condo, I was brought immediately back to the collapse of the Twin Towers. I was brought there because while there were likely no nonhuman animals in the Twin Towers’ terrorist attack, there were nonhuman animals trapped inside apartments and residences in the vicinity of this collapse and attack. Many pet guardians were unable to reach their nonhuman pets because of the rubble, much like the rubble of the Miami collapsed condo. It’s also interesting that I was brought back to the Twin Towers, because it’s “twin,” as in BOTH, to extend love, compassion and mercy to BOTH God’s humans AND nonhuman animals.
Kathy made mention of “liability issues” as far as rescuing pets from the Miami collapsed condo, but let me just go on record as saying “liability issues” or NOT, there is ABSOLTELY NO WAY IN GOD’S GORGEOUS HEAVENS that I would NOT go into that condo and rescue my “fur kids,” as I am a guardian of my dog, Blue, and my two cats, Conrad and Groucho. This makes me think of David slaying Goliath. If small David could slay giant Goliath, there is no reason whatsoever to think I couldn’t, “liability issues” or NOT, pick up rubble after rubble after rubble, as many rubbles as it takes, to get to how I am a guardian for, Blue, Conrad and Groucho, to rescue them! Like small David, I know I could AND I know I would (BOTH) because God is a GIANT, and all power and strength (BOTH) I would need for the rubbles would come directly from HIM!
On this note, anyone who would dare tell me about who I guardian, my “fur kids,” Blue, Conrad and Groucho, “they are just animals,” does NOT know me and probably does NOT care to know me, because the “fur kids” I guardian ARE my children!!!! What I feel about rescuing them from danger is ABSOLUTELY NO DIFFERENT than what one would feel about rescuing their human kids. It has ABSOLUTELY NO THING to do with whether a “kid” or “child” is a human or a nonhuman animal for rescuing them, but it has EVERY THING to do with the LOVE one has for a “kid” or “child” who is a human or nonhuman animal. Once again, “they are just animals?” Yes, someone saying that about the “fur kids,” Blue, Conrad and Groucho, that I guardian does NOT know me and probably does NOT care to know me.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, read this article and follow Kathy’s “heart for animals” and her Biblical advice for being stewards of them. Make calls, write letters, sign petitions….do it ALL because there is no time to waste until another disaster such as this occurs.
To end this, how many times have I heard from many infuriating others, “You mean you would save a nonhuman animal’s life over a human’s life?” And how many times have I answered that infuriating question from many infuriating others, “Put a human and a nonhuman animal in front of me who needs rescuing, and I won’t save the human and I won’t save the nonhuman animal. I will save BOTH!!!!” And I would NOT have it any other way than this because, like Kathy, I am a steward of BOTH God’s humans AND nonhuman animals. Why wouldn’t I have it any other way. Because this way IS God’s Way!!!!!
Love and blessings (BOTH) for BOTH God’s humans AND nonhuman animals,
Timothy J. Verret
NOTE: Please keep in your mind (and your heart) that this blog post is from the same guy (me) who can often be found saying, “I would open a vein, give a kidney (BOTH of my kidneys, if I’m being honest) for my ‘fur kids.'” Just didn’t want to mislead your mind (and your heart) 😉💞🐕🐈🐾