for all the homeless animals in the shelters out there. i don't know what came over me but i was pet sitting for this couple and their two rescued dogs. as i am sitting on the couch petting the both of them, i was remembering the story i was told about how they had gotten the two dogs. saw them on petfinders , the dogs were down south somewhere, and some rescue transport was bringing them up this way to another shelter and they were lucky enough to be able to get these two dogs before they had to sit another night in a shelter. 2 boys, one looks alot like my thunder and the other looks like a daschund collie mix. both just generic mutts with no really outstanding features that would make someone look twice at them. but someone did and now they have it pretty good.
and i guess just sitting there petting them i thought how lucky they are, and how many others are not so lucky and i just burst into tears.
there are soooo many animals out there that are just as sweet as these two, that will never know the comforts of a warm home and a nice comfy bed and a yard to run and play in the snow in and it just tears me apart.
and i look at my cat scully and i get all teary eyed again. she was moments away from being euthanized when i got her. to think that this wonderful and beautiful cat that has enhanced my life in so many ways, would have been dead if i didn't adopt her, just kills me inside.
it makes me doubly sad that the only times you hear of rescue dogs or cats is when people have problems with them and want to dump them again. then it turns off other people to the idea of rescue because they dont want baggage. but they dont realize that many of them dont come with baggage, yet no one will ever know that.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
scout, i feel exactly the same. last night i was looking through petfinder.com and sobbed my eyes out. today, i am still in tears. i wish i had money and space and i could take in all the unloved and unwanted babies in shelters. they are innocent. they didn't ask to be here. they are here because of greed and ignorance, and so many will be put down because of that. all animals want is love, companionship, food, warmth... i am so sad that humans bring them into the world and then do not give that. last night, i held my dog and cried into his fur. i am so grateful for my shelter dog. i am so grateful that i found the strength to fight through the illnesses he had due to neglect. i am so grateful he is with us and not suffering anymore. i wish i had more for others. someday i will be able to care for more dogs. but for now i can only cry for those who have no one and who deserve so much more.
I feel exactly the same way scout! I think about that to. I saw this pedigree comercial and it was about shelter dogs it was sad I almost cried, it said I am a dog and I don't no how I got here but i no that it wasn't my fault and i am not a bad dog,(i don't remember the rest) we'll as I get older i wanna have a bunch of shelter dogs and they will be mine until someone wants to buy them.I will train them,play w/ them,let them play in my backyard,walk them,take them to the park so they feel that for once their a normal dog w/ a normal owner.And in the end I will probably be so attached to the dogs but i'll no it is not about me,it is about them!i hope you somehow feel better scout!
It makes me just as sad. Thoses poor dogs i can't stand it why are people like this. Why do we say we are animal lovers then go and take our beloved animals to there death sentince. I love dogs and cats and i see them in the shelters and want to take them all home. I dcided (sp) that when i am older i am going to have my own rescue. to save all the animals in shelters i have saved cats from being feral and dogs from being hit by cars already so i want to keep saving them. So when i have a faimly and kids i want to deticate my life to saving them. I have cried over the dogs cats and other animals that my never get homes that have unsure futures. Sadly all i can do for now is pray. Pray that they will get good homes pray that people would stop being so dumb and i pray that i will be able to help one day that is all i can do for now.
The best thing you can do, remember your own dogs are well cared for, try to educate others, offer your home for fostering, and if you can't do that let your local animal shelter know that you are willing to assist in transport of dogs, that is ALWAYS needed.
Anyone who can take over a whole plane with tweezers... might just deserve that plane.