Some people are angry at me over my last blog post, which they feel was… heartless. Ouch. That wasn’t my intent, but I see how it happened. I take responsibility.
Cold can be deadly. People and pets can be hurt.
My point was (please let me know if I’m digging the hole deeper) we as a society are much more able to deal with cold than we were in our grandparent’s time. And we do provide shelters of last resort for the least fortunate among us.
However, there will still be people who stupidly leave pets out, or don’t take advantage of what’s available personally for them. Collectively, most of us agree to watch out for these folks in spite of themselves. Thankfully, those in peril are a very tiny sliver of the population.
It seems wrong to ramp up the fear factor as if it’s the end of the world. For the vast majority of us, just respecting the power of cold is enough.