As I face the prospect of a new foster dog named Rosie. I started to think about the dogs who are chained and the dogs that are freed from their chains. Fences For Fido is a volunteer group that frees chain-bound dogs and allows them freedom for the first time in their lives. Not all of them are victims of abuse or neglect. However, their lives for their animals and their humans improves for all when the chain is removed.
One thing I did not know about until today, is that sometimes these dogs are surrendered rather than opting to have a fence built for the property. A side effect of trying to help. Yet, the animal will have a chance to be placed with a family that has the time and inclination to take care of that dog.
In terms of relationships, we are like chains. They can be broken and mended or not. The same way with building fences. They can be mended. They can keep things contained or keep things out. Whether we choose to break the chain or mend the fences or mend the chains and tear down the fence, is up to you.