Melissa Meade

Melissa Meade

I'm 46 years old mother of two older kids.

  • Melissa Meade
    Published 9 days ago
    Irresponsible Pet Owners

    Irresponsible Pet Owners

    Tell me people, why do you think that we appoint people to make laws and rules to live by. I will tell you why, because if we didn't there would be utter chaos. For people that don't know I am a huge animal lover and I have no respect for people that treat animals with cruelty. There is no reason for it! I can't stand people that don't put their dogs on a leash just because they don't want to be bothered and think it's uncool to use one. It's the frigging law for a reason. It isn't just for the safety of other people, but more for the safety of the animal. I also can't stand people that hit animals with their vehicles and then drive away like nothing ever happened. First off, for those that don't know it is illegal to hit dogs and not report it. Secondly, for all you know that animal could still be alive and could be someones pet. Like it would kill you to take 5 or 10 minutes to check for tags or notify the police. Now most of the time these types of accidents can be prevented just by simply paying attention and slowing down especially when driving in town and where there are a lot of houses. Yes, I also understand and know that sometimes accidents happen and it's unavoidable. If people stop to think about it, it is not really that hard to keep your pets safe from getting hit by a vehicle. Keep them properly secured on a leash, harness or chain. Keep them in a well fenced in yard making sure the fence is tall enough and not falling apart. Make sure that it is being supervised by a qualified person. By qualified I mean some one responsible, mature and that the animal listens to. Don't be letting kids ages 7 and below watch them. It is all about responsibility! If you have or think you want a dog or animal of any kind then you need to treat it with the same love and respect that you would an actual child. I truly believe that if your the type of parent that lets young kids go out unsupervised then your also the type of person that would allow your pets to run free as well. If that is the case then you should not have children or pets. The other day two innocent 5 month old puppies got hit by a vehicle in front of my house. One died instantly and the other just got banged up pretty good. It was a terrible accident and could have been avoided. See I live on a main road right near town and people have a tendency to drive down it fast sometimes. Now there is no front yard really where I live so it's not really a place for kids or puppies to be playing. Now I don't feel sorry for the adults who own these puppies, but I do feel sorry for the puppies themselves and for the two little boys that witnessed it. Yes, that's right two little boys maybe first grade age were the only ones outside with the two puppies when they got hit. NO adult supervision whatsoever. Real smart people! Now the puppies had no collars, tags or leash on them. The kids weren't paying attention because hell they are little boys and are too busy playing when the puppies ran right out in front of oncoming traffic. It was so sad and makes me want to punch the frigging adult. Get this, six frigging adults in one damn apartment and not one of them was outside with these kids or animals. That is pathetic and down right stupid as far as I am concerned. They should feel lucky that one of those little boys didn't run out into the street to save the puppies and get hit as well. Crazy ass shit! I just don't understand people these days. With all the accidents that are taking young kids lives these days and children getting abducted, why would you allow little kids outside to play without supervision especially on a road that has heavy traffic. Then to allow these little kids to take pets out without leashes and expect them to be able to control them is ridiculous. I truly hope that these people don't get anymore pets for awhile. The owners of these puppies are the ones truly at fault because they are the ones that did not have them properly leashed or secured within the property. They are the ones that are to blame and yet they are saying that the person that hit them did it intentionally. I honestly don't think that someone would hit two puppies on purpose. It's just the owners way of taking the blame off themselves where it belongs. So I say this to all the people out there that don't obey the leash law, SMARTEN THE HELL UP!!! Put your animals on leashes or keep them in a properly fenced in yard for their own safety.. Just so sick of defenseless creatures dying due to the lack responsibility of people..
  • Melissa Meade
    Published 10 days ago
    Times Change

    Times Change

    Have you ever just stopped and taken an look at your life now? Are you where you thought you'd be? Is your life the way you'd pictured it? Are you who you thought you'd be? I will admit it is scary to think of yourself as old or older. Sometimes even a little depressing.