Recycling Pets

When you think about recycling you usually think first about aluminum soda cans, newspapers, glass bottles; that kind of stuff.  But then I got to thinking, hey, maybe this could be extended even farther.  Let me give you an example.  This past winter, we had to put down one of our dogs.  She was around 12 years old, a Rottweiler mix named Molly.  The most gentlest dog you could ever find.  Molly had a mass growing in her stomach and hip dysplasia.   One day she fell and couldn’t get up any more.  Long story short, Molly is no longer with us.  When it came time to think about getting another dog, we did a lot of research and found a breed that we thought would be compatible to our needs and with the dog still part of the family, and then went to a rescue place in Joliet.  We found a great dog that was rescued from a pound in Alabama.  So now Gracie the Australian Cattle Dog (who is somewhere between 2 and 3 years old) is now a new member of our household.  Isn’t that recycling too?