Dogs’ blood.

We don’t do this even to mongrels. Even to the most lowly dogs, we do not do this.

We do not leave them standing in the rain, soaked to the skin.

We do not watch them shivering and scared, and turn away.

We do not tell mangy animals we love them and then kick them, dispassionately, while saying “I’m sorry I hurt you.”

We do not put plates of food to starving dogs and then snatch them away when they open their mouths to eat.

We do not listen to an injured animal scratching at our front door, only to turn out the lights and go to bed.

We don’t do this even to mongrels.