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a funny thing happened on the way to the pet shop

or teacup cat "in the united states alone approximately 1.2 million dogs are killed on the roads each year. The number of cats killed on the roads in the united states is much higher at an approximation of 5.4 million." --the pet's tech, not Rationally serving dogs and cats "how much is that doggy in the window?" "billions of roadkill." --put that in your kazoo and blow it "your fur baby ain't worth it." --nobody's fur baby currently in a ditch dying in Pain * * * my being small i had a toy named jet a coat of black abandoned eyes of brown devoted yet a tail to every pet and still a smile obliging upside down i met around a pound and dump in town near puppy shops and mills along a sea in which a bestie's toy would eager drown though buddy crying got a teacup free the morning jetson chased a bumblebee a mourning he and i remembered well when after leaping with a cherokee the leash from off a deck had hanged a spell till lunch on growing up at last for good a teacup shattered underneath the hood * * * a dedication of Respect for the Pain of playthings a "helios" sonnet march, 2022 -- lunchtime "doc" "Document On Clarity" P U P "Prevent Unnecessary Pain" to all conscious, feeling beings G R O G the new and improved "Golden Rule On Goodness" with the motto "get drunk on it!" ....................................................................................................... the doctor is in "nobody need breed a pet--save a nobody needy." "the universe itself need not breed a pet or own a pooper scooper." "no child need a pet save a child with a child for a parent." "no adult need a pet save a childish adult." "if nobody breeds a puppy or kitten, nobody shall miss a puppy or kitten a century or so from today." "no puppy or kitten exists on mars, a fact over which nobody cries in a pillow." "to meet any particular human end, a few Rationally Intelligent humans are capable of developing various other means in lieu of exploiting animals." a Rational, and thus Ethical, poet-philosopher who sleeps with a teddy bear and occasionally a blankie

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