Some people believe that animals don’t have feelings. These are the same people who often believe other people don’t have feelings either and demonstrate why so many prefer the company of animals than the company of complete idiots.
The story of Ruth the cat and Idgie the dog highlights the fact that animals have feelings and care for one another. Both Ruth and Idgie were found abandoned together. Ruth happens to be paralyzed and could only drag her back feet behind her.
Even sadder is that Ruth had an auto-immune disease for which there was no cure. When ruth passed away, Idgie mourned her loss.
Hopefully Idgie will get better over time, but this single incident shows that animals have feelings and can care for others. This makes it even more important that all animals find someone who can care for them just as much.