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Old 03-02-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
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Good dogs, bad owners?

I just received this from a member of our Unit. He and his wife are involved in Miniature Pinscher rescue. We used to be involved in Great Dane rescue.

THE FAMILY DOG - Author unknown

The family's dog was bought to guard,
Chained to a post in a chilly backyard,
Housed in a shed that was airless and dark,
And every few weeks had a run in the park.

When boredom set in with no fun and no work,
One day it broke loose and went quietly berserk,
Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild,
As it flattened his wife and then bit his child.

The police were called in to sort out the mess,
And the whole sorry tale was revealed in the press,
The Rescue Society was really annoyed,
So, the dog was re-homed, and the owners destroyed.
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Old 03-02-2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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Very nice....

I've been watching the animal channel lately at night and saw the Miami/Dade animal control. It was amazing to me that folks could neglect animals that way........
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Old 03-02-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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Don't get me started. We got to be friends with the local Dalmatian rescue after we adopted Chester from them, and the stories they could tell just left you wondering how there could be so many stupid cruel people in the world! The ones that really amazed me were the dogs that were rescued after someone had moved and left them chained to a post at the old house. Can you imagine what that must be like for a dog to see their whole family pack up and leave them behind?

Luckily the dogs around here are pretty spoiled from what I can tell. Lots of dog lovers to make up for the (hopefully) few stupid ones.
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I wouldn't call my dogs spoiled one of them keeps kicking me in the back to get off her couch. Spoiled no, in charge yes.
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My dog gets treated like a little princess. Can't imagine treating her any other way
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:28 PM   #6
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There are no laws tuff enough to deal with - inhumaine people!

Yep! ours are spoiled and in charge of our household, our schedule and the nature of our purchases i.e. trade the snowmobile - non-dog friendly - for the A/S - very dog friendly.

We just hope they will find the forward couches more comfortable than the aft. At least they sleep well together
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:32 PM   #7
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my dog controls the silver weenie. we don't move until she is ready.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:41 AM   #8
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My Aussie gets super excited when I start to pack the A/S. After a while, he gets in and lies down so as I can't forget to take him. But he never has to worry. I NEVER put the truck in gear without physically touching my dog and wallet. The only two things I will never leave behind.
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I worked with dog rescue and have a friend that rescues mostly dalmatians. We found one - named her Ole Lady - she had been left chained on a balcony of an Atlanta apartment. Stayed there almost 2 months in her own waste before anyone realized she was there. No food and only rain water to drink. She stayed with her foster mom Liz until just a few weeks ago when she was diagnosed with heart failure. Liz and I cried all day when she had to put her to sleep. At least she had a good year to make up for the torment she had been put through.

People pay more attention to getting a new TV than they do an animal. Discard them like old shoes.
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These are the unofficial owners of my coach. Precious (2.5 lbs. of energy) is on the left, and Little Bear (6 lbs. of mischeviousness) is on the right. They have me trained well - - Precious sleeps on a pillow on the front lounge and Little Bear sleeps in front of the door on a throw rug - - when traveling, Little Bear has full-charge of the back seat; and precious rides on the passenger seat where she insists that the heater always be placed on high (when traveling in the Cadillac, top-down is a "no-no" so far as Precious is concerned).



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I always get a little chuckle when I see "little doggies" - I think of the stuffed animals that my big girls have and wonder - hmmmmm.

Not sure if our coach is big enough for all of us - but it will have to do!

We emigrated with Boxers - Peter grew up with German Shepherds and we have had Labs and Goldens for the past 15 years.

But I am a small doggie advocate and must not forget my dear "Fluffy" a Maltesse Terrier (PB - Snowdrop White Fluffy Tail) I got her as a puppy (about 7 inches all together - when I was 16 - I had lost my best friend (Human) in a car accident and Fluffy was my life saver! She lived to a ripe age of 15 years old.

We even had a ***** cat at one time - Nikki - but she ran away into the wild or I should say chased away by Racoons.

And at this very moment I am in between cleaning fish tanks! - Not my most favourite chore. Soon one will be emptied back into their outdoor pond - yeh!

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Our Chester had quite an adventure before he came to live with us. He was found running loose, starving, up around Seattle. Someone took him to the pound and they decided he was too sick for them to deal with so they called the rescue. The rescue took him in and nursed him back to health for a month, the whole time planning to give him to us as we were waiting for a special guy who could get along with our bossy mini-Eskimo, Alki, and they could tell he was a gentle boy.

Chester came to our house and has had many medical problems since, plus he's a little accident prone, but he sure is a nice dog. During one of his trips to the vet they found BBs in his side, reminding us of what a life he must have led before he came to us! If there hadn't been a local Dal recue to take him in he wouldn't have made it out of the pound, and that would have been a real shame because he is such a good boy!

Here he is, being a good rider on one of our trips...
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It is always shocking to me to hear these stories. I never get used to them as I can't fathom how people can be so cruel. I really don't have use for abusers; as far as I am concerned they should be chained to a post for weeks with nothing but rainwater and have BBs shot at them all day. That would be justice.
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Actually I have never seen her (Holly) spit anything back out yet. Can you believe someone abused her before we rescued her? He must have been a tough guy.

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