Nope. The owner got rid of the dog. Put the dog to sleep.
I get so fed up with stories of people throwing away their pets like last week’s paper. Don’t they know that our pets have souls, feelings, thoughts? Don’t they know that pets love? Don’t they realize that we’re responsible for creatures who can’t care for themselves? Speak for themselves?
I don’t understand people who are disgusted by animals, can’t understand people who have animals in their home, and cringe when they hear about the lengths we’ll go to make our pets healthy and happy. I look at them in awe, wondering what happened in their miserable life that made them hate animals so very much.
Our pets’ value is rising in our community and I know that there are thousands of people out there who would rather die than put their dogs down for becoming an inconvenience or an embarrassment. There are so many other options. Why not contact a rescue group for help, a veterinarian, a dog trainer? Why not re-home the dog?
I literally cheer whenever I hear a story of a puppymill being shut down. Finally, these dogs are going to receive the love and care they deserve in exchange for unconditional love and loyalty. I feel that they made a huge sacrifice to bring to light the plight of animals being abused and now their “time” is over and they can go to their forever home.
I truly believe that people who have no empathy for animals are evil. They just don’t get it. They just don’t get me. People who can casually discuss putting a dog down with the tone that all other dogs should follow amaze me. It amazes me even more when someone can have this discussion in the home of an animal lover.
I’m sitting here typing, surrounded by three dogs who love me and although I’m still shaken by the events of today (this animal hater also despises me), I’m thankful that I’ve been entrusted with three amazing dogs who provide us with hysterical memories day after day.
I may not be a perfect person, but I’m not going to be someone’s punching bag. I won’t tolerate someone coming into my home and disrespecting me with name calling, bullying, and violence. But I’m a big girl, I can take care of myself, which is why it’s so important for me to stand up for creatures who can’t take care of themselves.
I would love to wrap this up with a swear, one that starts with an “F” and ends with a “you.” But, instead, I’ll just say that we get one life and if people choose to spend their days spreading venom and hate to the people and creatures around them, I feel nothing but sadness for them, because they’re missing out on the amazing gift that pets are for us every day.
Now I have to snuggle with Sydney, Rodrigo and Blue.
With Mommy Bloggers being all the rage, Kimberly Gauthier writes about dogs and being a Fur Mom. She don't have kids, so she's been on the receiving end of the "it'll happen" statements and looks of pity when people realize that she's made it to the big FOUR OH without conceiving. Fur Mommy Bloggers have a voice too and Gauthier intends to profile her journey with "The Fur Mom" feature on the Girl Power Hour blog. She says, we spoil our kids, we worry about nutrition and we schedule play dates...just as fur mom's do. And let's face it, puppy classes are a lot less spendy than private school. Follow Kimberly on Twitter at @TheFurMom
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