I know that many here have said that it disgusts them to see people standing in wal mart parking lot selling dogs...NO,I didn't BUY the pup,lol!
As I'm driving away from the store,I see a young couple with a buggy and something in it on a blanket....so,thinking "good grief(!) it's freezing out here,what the h*** have they got in the buggy??!!!
I drive up(freezing rolling down my window...eventhough my heat just started messing up in the van on day after court,hmm,something fishy since my mom and I witnessed hubby coming from that direction while leaving during break)...anyway, I ask what they are(I see a bunch of black balls of fur huddling together). The girl says they are 6 weeks old. Ok....what are they? Lab and Sheppard she says. Have they had their shots? No is the answer. Have they been wormed? No is her answer. Not at all?!? No,she says. I ask which one is the most docile one(at least she knows which ones have what kind of personality!),she immediately starts saying(as she's going through the bundle of furballs)where's the one with white on it's chest(?)....here,she says,and gives me the pup. I take her,hold her and ask more questions. Are they kept inside? No,they've lived outside she says. Why are you giving them away? Because where he lives he can't keep them,she says. What are you going to do with them if you don't give them all away? Taking them to the pound is her answer...because we can't keep them. I look at him and ask-Are you going to spay your momma dog now?!!? He says yes. They both seemed not only very young,but unaware and scared. She seemed pretty down about everything I asked her....as though I made her feel bad for having not done anything for/with these pups. I asked if the mom had taught them the difference of playing and being too rough....the guy says "Yeah,she has,as a matter of fact(he pulls the little pups head out of his pocket,saying this one's my favorite)and shows me that the mom actually got a little rough with them at times when they would bite or play too rough...teaching them when to stop,etc. I didn't sense any meaness coming from either of them when they answered me.....more like,they were feeling down for having to get rid of them.
Anyway,I couldn't drive away knowing that I didn't at least try to save one of them and provide a good home for her. I did tell them to contact the lab and the sheppard rescues to see if they would take them instead of turning them in to the shelter......our shelters are KILL shelters in this county. They acted surprised with the new info and agreed to call/contact them. Who knows what will happen. It seemed like an accidental breeding,and two young people who felt bad for the results of it. I can only hope they do the right thing.
Some may disagree with my feelings/thoughts on them,but I saw,heard and felt what the situation was,and my senses of people are usually dead-on. At least they weren't trying to make money off of the mixes.
I'll post a dogster of Nahla Bell soon.
Oh yeah,forgot to mention-----------
She was seen at my vets office today to treat the worms(she does have them,which I was sure she would anyway),for flee preventative,first shots,etc.
She's beautiful! I'll post to have someone give her a good home most likely(on a site...somewhere),because that was my intentions to begin with......give her a healthy start,love,attention,good vet care,etc.
We'll have to see what happens. It's hard for me right now to take her on,but I couldn't let her possibly die in a shelter around here.
Oh,and Faith follows her around...Mandy ignores her...even when she licks her to death!
Linda, your title description was very misleading. Thank goodness this is about a puppy. I thought it was about something else and I was getting really upset. Whew I am relieved. I wish you luck with the new puppy. Hope you find him a home really soon.
luv-I didn't even think about it until I got home. I wish I would have asked for their names/numbers. It would have made it so much easier now,instead of having to wonder what they did after they left the parking lot...=(