Notice that Rutherford does not say that trial and humiliation are bad things.

At this time it was common to keep farm animals inside the house. Naturally one's sense of smell would dictate which animals were suitable for this!

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;" — Phil 2:12

"Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honour and another for dishonour?" — Rom 9:21

Mark 16:16, Acts 16:31

"Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation." — Isa 28:16

"But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd." — Mat 9:36 cf. Matt 11:28.