Good freaking question Snuffles—I mean Snowflake!
There’s a cartoon for grown-ups (or those who pretend to be grown-ups like myself) by the name of Rick & Morty. And though Futurama remains my all time favorite, followed of course by Ren & Stimpy and The Simpsons, this show has much value and entertainment to it. I wasn’t really into watching this show at first when my little brother recommended it to me. I had seen ads for it and the cartoon, frankly the cartoons looked not so pretty, kind of gross even. Oh, haven’t I learned yet not to judge a book by its cover? Anywhoo, I watched it and it was pretty cool and by the second episode, I as a loyal fan forever. For-ev-er! (sandlot reference anyone?)
Lawnmower Dog: Rick and Morty season 1 episode 2
My favorite and most moving of all the Rick and Morty cartoons to this date. This episode explores the possibilities of what could happened if your dog could speak. What if they became even more intelligent? It’s a vegan episode if I ever saw one, not that they say it is, I just like to believe that.! But seriously, the questions he asks and the reasons he revolts are very understandable. Why do we cut off their junk? Why do we inter breed or genetically modify animals? Is it all for their benefit, or ours? Why would you pay hundreds of dollars for a “pure breed” animal when you can just save a life by picking one up at a shelter?
As I was first watching this episode (yes, I have watched it many times since), I looked at my sweet cat, and wondered what he would say to me if he could. Have I been kind enough to him? Would he forgive me for the actions of my species? Would I have a seat next to his thrown? I believe he would. I believe he knows I would go to no ends to defend him. I believe he knows how very much I love him and how his companionship means the world to me. Most people think I do too much for him and that I am silly or weird. Well, I think I can’t do enough for him. And I will never be able to repay him for all the love he brings into my life.
It’s a fun little 20 something minutes, check it out on you tube or Hulu plus, or even buy it somewhere, everywhere! Revel in the hope that animals could defend themselves. It’s a delightful thought.