Often I am “confused” by the priorities we have, both for ourselves and with others. Last weekend I spoke with four individuals who were suffering from the loss of a pet. As one of our most significant roles in Pet Loss Canada, we did our best to offer support and “an ear to listen”. Personally, with all humility, I believe that we are doing our best to assist any and all people who are in need and who contact us.
This morning I was working on some PLC information when I heard that Justin Bieber, driving his Lamborghini in Miami, was charged with DUI using both alcohol and drugs, drag racing and, perhaps, resisting arrest. This follows shortly on the heels of his problems in California. And then, of course, there are the various antics of the Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. What “struck me” were the “PRIORITIES” that seem to be misplaced or lost. Of course, the press deals with topics that are “sexy” and, occasionally, significant. But I cannot help but think that the various issues of death are far more important and deserving of our attention. It is hard to justify to someone who has or is experiencing the death of an animal to be less significant that the actions of politicians and so-called stars. Suffice it to say that we are here to assist all those who need our help: the wonderful causes of PLC. Pubic media will not always recognize the value of priorities, which can be annoying. But, please, remember that we are here for each of you who need us.