I was sitting here in the production hall listening to the news on the TV while marking my show. The 5 o'clock show was on and they did a story on the latest animal abuse case. It was so hard to listen to ... a teenager, 19 years old, got into a dispute with his girlfriend. He then proceeded to take out his anger on her 6-week-old puppy. He picked it up and threw it into the air "as high as he could" ... after the puppy landed he proceeded to "kick" and "stomp" the puppy "as hard as he could" not once, not twice, but three times. He also choked the puppy - 6 weeks old!!! He also threatened his girlfriend that he would "cut her dog up with a machete" (I'm quoting from the police report).
This precious little animal arrived at the veterinarian with 2 dislocated knees and internal bleeding. Miraculously, the little guy made it through the night.
According to the police report - that barbarian admitted that he did "all of the above" at least 6 times to the puppy.
I've already sat through that package once. Now, I have to sit through it again, not to mention what I had to read to write it here.
This is one of those days I truly, truly hate my job.