advertisement
Forums

The Forum is sponsored by 
 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the Tips and Deals forum
I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 01, 2018 09:58AM
Yesterday I donated a bunch of worn bedding and towels to our local Humane Society. Each potential adoptee gets a clean cage and fresh bedding every day, so they appreciate donations as stuff wears out. That was good. But...

I went to look at the dogs. And saw a poor little Chihuahua girl who is SO lonesome and sad.. she was brought in with another dog, and someone adopted the other dog and now both of them ! (Who DOES that ? ) So she has no pack, no alpha to tell her what to do. She mostly just naps and is sad. It broke my heart.

Mrs. cbelt3 and I are going to look at her tonight. We will bring our two Chis in to visit with her later to see if they get along. But odds are we are getting another fur baby.

The better news ? Winter is coming, so we would have three dogs in our bed for those three dog nights ! Joy to the World !
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: mstudio
Date: October 01, 2018 10:05AM
Good for you, go for it.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 01, 2018 10:10AM
No! Just. Say. No.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: Mactel
Date: October 01, 2018 10:22AM
Post pics of the new addition once adopted. Would love to see your new fur baby!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 01, 2018 10:32AM
Going to an animal shelter can be one of the best mistakes you can ever make.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: JPK
Date: October 01, 2018 11:01AM
We have had "danny" a beagle mix, for just over 4 years now. One of the better decisions we made as a family.

JPK
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: October 01, 2018 11:05AM
Quote
mikebw
Going to an animal shelter can be one of the best mistakes you can ever make.

Yes! Fingers crossed that the chi babies get along!!
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: DP
Date: October 01, 2018 11:08AM
She's not a rescue dog-you become rescue humans!





Back to music...

Disclaimer: This post is checked for correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Any attempts at humor are solely the responsibility of the author and bear no claim that any and all readers will approve or appreciate said attempt at humor.
My name is DP, and I approve this message.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: wave rider
Date: October 01, 2018 11:09AM
thumbs up x bunches!



=wr=
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: timg
Date: October 01, 2018 11:25AM
You're not dyslexic then? I thought this would be a religious thread ...



Skill without imagination is craftsmanship. Imagination without skill is Modern Art.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: October 01, 2018 11:30AM
That is exactly why I cannot volunteer at or even visit an animal shelter… I want to bring 'em all home with me, especially the "losers" with little chance of being adopted because they're not perfect cute little puppies anymore. Show me an old black dog with one eye, one ear, and three legs who's been at the shelter one day less than the maximum time and I wouldn't be able to stop myself adopting it even though I have absolutely no place for a dog right now.



WARNING- If I posted a link in the above message, assume it is at minimum "NSFW- Language". Occasionally you'll be wrong.

Lie to me if you must, but don't lie to me and insult my intelligence in the same sentence.

Resist the Thought Police: George Orwell's book 1984 was meant as a warning, not an instruction manual.

"Political correctness is just intellectual colonialism and psychological fascism for the creation of thought crime" - Steve Hughes

What's my "Super Power"? I can make active threads go stone-dead with a single post. I try to use this power only for good and not for evil but, you know... stuff happens.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 01, 2018 11:52AM
My sister brought home a mutt from the pound where she was working some 30-odd years ago. The mutt was the sweetest and gentlest, yet most neurotic and destructive dog I have ever come across.

She destroyed all the furniture and potted trees. We finally decided to keep her in the furnished basement. She chewed through the door like a rodent.

She responded to scoldings or "bad dog!" by either vomiting or having a grand-mal seizure.

She'd hallucinate (we think) - looking straight at the center of an empty room, then yipping and jumping backwards as though being attacked, then would circle the center of the living room before yelping and running away.

After a year, we finally gave her to a farm (not a euphemism); they gave her back six months later because she'd chase the sheep until they collapsed, and she destroyed the extension they were building onto the farmhouse.

That blasted dog never showed signs of aging or slowing down, and lived with us for 12 agonizing years before at last succumbing to liver cancer. The darndest thing is I still miss her.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 01, 2018 11:58AM
Our local shelter is filled to overflowing with nothing but Pit Bulls. The demographics of our community favor this type of dog and they're often found abandoned wandering around trying to stay alive. It's really sad. I know that Pit Bulls are not inherently bad or dangerous, but when one does go bad or become dangerous, the stakes go up significantly. I can't welcome that into my home. I'm still holding out for a lab mix.



**************************************
MacResource User Map: [www.zeemaps.com]#
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: bfd
Date: October 01, 2018 12:06PM
A few more Jewels in Crown, check…
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 01, 2018 12:11PM
Quote
ztirffritz
... I know that Pit Bulls are not inherently bad or dangerous....

[forums.macresource.com]

See full thread.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: October 01, 2018 12:15PM
Yeah! Look forward to pics.

I love dogs. Spend quite a few nights a week with dogs in a nice Dog Park near my house here in Anaheim with my Shiba Inu, Sven. Very relaxing time with Sven, and with the other dogs and their owners. We have quite a good group of people there.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: October 01, 2018 12:20PM
I used to shoot the papers "Adopt-a-Pet every week, it was hard not to take some of them home.

The most gut wrenching thing I ever had to do was as a favor to the county shelter.. they were trying to get people to understand that most of these animals do not have happy endings. They had me shoot a photo of some very recognizable (fur markings, etc) pups playing a cuddling, then shoot the same animals in a wheelbarrow after being euthanized. I thought I was prepared, but I wasn't. The veterinary techs that have to do that job generally only lasted a few months before having to be rotated out.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.” -- François de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who cannot accept the past are condemned to revise it." -- Geo. Mathias
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: mikebw
Date: October 01, 2018 01:48PM
Quote
S. Pupp
That blasted dog never showed signs of aging or slowing down, and lived with us for 12 agonizing years before at last succumbing to liver cancer. The darndest thing is I still miss her.

Stockholm syndrome
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: October 01, 2018 02:25PM
Update:
The dog is in foster care right now. We will go talk to them this afternoon and see if we can visit with her. Otherwise she will be at an adoption event Saturday.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: I think I made a mistake (Visited the humane society, found Dog)
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: October 05, 2018 04:17PM
Quote
mikebw
Quote
S. Pupp
That blasted dog never showed signs of aging or slowing down, and lived with us for 12 agonizing years before at last succumbing to liver cancer. The darndest thing is I still miss her.

Stockholm syndrome
smiley-laughing001
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 137
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020