Animals run away for some reason. They can run away from their abusive, unhappy lives at home albeit it might be worse out in the real world where dog-nappers, animal pounds and animal abusers can do worse to animals.
In “The Tale of Two Cities”, the famous opening line of the novel was:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
The moment where the gates of freedom opens and you dive into its world of independence, that is when we see the pros and cons of being unleashed into the wild.
But when you’ve realized you’re not dependent of someone else who’s there for you, you’ve come to realized that you have to struggle in order to support yourself instead of someone else supporting you.
Another example of this would be Sydney Carton, an important character in ‘Tale of Two Cities’. After his lonely childhood, he has resorted to alcohol to push aside depression temporarily and get on with the day. So when he drinks alcohol to alleviate his pain, it was the best of times. When he’s sober, it is the worst of times.
It’s important to think about the people or animals that you care for especially those whom you seldom see everyday or gets very little attention. It’s only a matter of time before you’ve realized they’ve gone their separate ways to look for someone or something else to give them the attention or relief they want when you’ve stepped out of your way to stop making them happy.
So play with your dogs! Brush your cat! Give someone you don’t know a hug (with their permission)! Make their days the best of times for them.