The Pet Book (Classic Reprint)
To attain this he should have the entire care of the dependent creature. The chief advantage of this peculiar training and responsibility lies in the fact that the child loves the pet, and there is no training in thoughtfulness for others so educating as that attained through loving service. If the child tires of a pet, it should be given to someone else, or chloroformed. It is a cruel act to make...
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (May 28, 2012)
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a pet dependent upon a careless or unloving master, and it teaches a child cruelty and hardness of heart to be obliged to give unloving care. Pets are greatly needed in most homes these days, for this very purpose of developing responsibility in children, by giving them duties of real importance. In our present civilization there seems little enough to give a child the training that was so valuable to us who were fortunate enough to spend our childhood upon the farm, where a thousand little duties were constantly calling to us, and which, very early, impressed upon us the fact that this world did not exist for our selfish pleasure, but rather as an opportunity for us to exercise the helping hand; and that our importance in it was measured by our usefulness. The keeping of pets should also be an education to a child in the matter of interesting him in other countries, through a study of his pets in their natural surroundings.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the PublisherForgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.