Monday, January 26, 2009
I am HUGE dog lover!! So when a friend of mine purchased a puppy without consulting me first, I was very upset! He told me he got the dog for his 3 year daughter?! I was furious, cause there is a lot of work that goes with a family pet. Here, this is a picture of the beautiful creature. Isn't he the cutest? Well he called me a few weeks ago to say, "The dog was run over by a car while he was at work." I cried because I knew that they had no business with that puppy, no matter that they paid $500 for him or not!! To top it all off, he was so matter-of-fact & very nonchalant! Oh, well, he kept getting out of the gate, he went on the carpet/cage. I was too outdone! I told him that there is ALOT of work that goes with caring for an animal but never mind that. My cousin, had 2 beautiful rottweilers both gentle as lambs. Continued to leave them outside even during the cold winter months. They left the garage door open & BAM the dogs were gone! What upsets me is that these dogs could've been used as bait or dummies in dog fights! Did they get it? Well they checked the shelters & the locator's that they once had worn were gone! How do you help people understand about the inhumane or cruelty they do to animals? I know I do the best I can with my pup Shadow but I couldn't even imagine not treating him like one of the family. Walks, full body rubs, play time, dog treats & little or no training. Oh, he also gets the closest seat to the heaters in the house to keep warm & stay in the air condition. He is NOT allowed on the furniture when we are around. Remember to really think before you get a family pet, its lots of work but the pay - unconditional love!