Nice post sis. I've always had a great deal of respect for all members of the animal kingdom, and it's always pained me to see them being mistreated and abused. Sadly, it seems that some of us seem to forget the importance of treating animals with kindness, while others can go too far and start to love animals more than they do people.
On a bit of a side note, this post reminded me of a conversation I was having earlier about cats. I've recently been entertaining the idea of someday having a feline companion, but I know that I'd never be able to have any sort of pet for the simple reason that they just don't live as long as people. I know it's a rather pathetic reason, but I just don't want to have to go through the feelings of loss if I can avoid it.
Oh, and another random thing your post reminded me of was how the other day in my Arabic class we learned the word for dog, and immediately after class I listened to Surat Al-kahf just to see if I could catch it in the recitation.