The Christian Science Monitor

Our animal problem comes home to roost

My girls, who are 6 and 8, have an animal problem. I can blame only myself, since my poor husband wants nothing to do with muddy dogs, shedding cats, and messy chickens. He believes joy is found in peaceful cleanliness. He likes order. Creatures who regularly do what is asked of them. 

My girls and I like fur and snuggles. Creatures who display goofy gratitude for their suppers. Animals who cannot speak but who talk nonetheless.

Вы читаете отрывок, зарегистрируйтесь, чтобы читать полное издание.

Другое от: The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor4 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Europe Criticizes Trump Twitter Ban – But Not For Reason You'd Expect
In Europe, social media platforms like Twitter aren’t seen as having the right to bar speech. Rather, that ability should be limited to governments.
The Christian Science Monitor4 мин. чтенияPolitics
George Wallace, Martin Luther King Jr., And The Power Of Forgiveness
George Wallace's apology to the congregation where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached underscores King's emphasis on the power of forgiveness.
The Christian Science Monitor5 мин. чтенияCrime & Violence
Incitement, Sedition, And Conspiracy – Explaining Capitol Crimes
Legal fallout from Jan. 6 is likely to reach hundreds of cases. It could also affect free speech rights and shatter one last political norm.