Fourth of July, 2020 – Our Vision is Clearing

Truman Blue sleeping in his favorite postition

Truman is one of those dogs who could care less about fireworks. He doesn’t like the sound of a cookie sheet hitting tile, but other than that, he is non-plussed by loud noises.

Unfortunately, that is not the case for many dogs. You have heard it. Lock them up. I use one of those tight shirts on one of mine. She is still scared, but at least it keeps her 65 pounds off my head when I go to bed.

In the year of COVID-19, a few thoughts crossed my mind as I watched the musical Hamilton on Disney last night.

People say that the world is worse because of loose morals. I am not sure if that is the case. The world seems better than it was even a hundred years ago. Heck, we even like the British–a lot! Atrocities against other humans is no long the right of leadership in most countries. Except in illicit operations, slavery is no longer legal. Making fun of people with disabilities is unacceptable. We are learning to love our neighbors, even if they are different. People are not routinely crucified on crosses, or whipped, or drawn and quartered for their beliefs.

Humans have been idiots since Adam and Eve, who were of course rebellious. The first of the “first brothers,” Cain, murdered his brother because he was jealous.

Dogs have even been elevated in society. In the USA it is cool to pamper your pet. When John Adams declared that we should celebrate July 2nd with fireworks and celebration (that’s when the Declaration of Independence was actually adopted), very few dogs had the advantage of indoor pampering. We are becoming a more compassionate species, even though we have a long way to go.


Published by trumanbluemysteries

Truman Blue is the inspiration for the Truman Blue Mystery, cozy mystery series.

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