April 12, 2007

Little Girl Lost

I got a phone call yesterday from my Mom. As we were going over the events of the last few days, she proceeds to tell me that they recued a dog. Before you read any further, be forewarned that I am climbing up on my soap box.

Yesterday when she and my father drove into town for breakfast, they saw this dog wandering around at the end of the road near the highway. Neither she nor my Dad had seen her before. They went on into town and when they returned, she was still there. She was clearly in bad shape - it doesn't look like she's had a regular diet in a few weeks. She was wearing a collar, so they thought maybe she's just lost.

They got out of the car, and approached her. Mom says she is very sweet, but sooooo weak and scared. They could have just gone home to get some food scraps and water to bring back for her, but they didn't. They did something better. They brought her home... at least until they find her a good home. I was so proud of them for doing this.

Now, from high atop my soap box, I just have to say... WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!!!! I am ALWAYS shocked by the things people will do to their pets. I just don't get it. This dog is sweet and gentle and wants nothing more than to be loved and fed. She was most definitely an expensive pet... Weimeraners are very expensive. You can't tell me that no one would have given her a good home if her owner's had only asked.

As a dog owner, this kind of stuff really gets under my skin. I know first-hand what the love of a special pet can do. They ask so little of us, yet they give us more than we deserve. There is no excuse for abandoning or abusing animals like this. I'm so disgusted I don't know what else to say other than thanks for letting me vent!


  1. It's sweet that your parents rescued that starving, yet beautiful dog.

  2. So glad the dog is safe now. She looks like she may have some lab in her. Does she have webbed feet?

  3. oh sweet puppy. sweet parents, too. so sad. i wonder if a family lost her? I always think something like that b/c it makes me feel better to think that a family is looking for her and not to think that a family/person could just let her go... i hope it works out! your parents are good people


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