Not too long ago, I was reading my friend Jim’s blog. He mentioned that his son had brought home a stray dog (they already had 2) and I being the kind, sweet, supportive, friend that I am, (after I finished laughing), commented that what’s one more? Just one more to love!
Well… as most of you know, I feed and love 12 cats, to which I’ve added a kitten who’s mother never really got the knack of being a mother, and, yesterday my youngest daughter brought home… a DOG!
He’s a purebred "mutt" and very sweet. Two years old,has been abused, and neglected. The first owners used to hit him a lot. They moved and gave him to some people who left him chained in the yard all the time. Now, they are moving and say they can’t take him with them. Their solution to that… they were going to shoot him today. My daughter heard about it and brought him home.
He’s already bonded with her. What sold me is, he pays no attention to my cats. In fact the cats are up in arms, but he totally ignores them.
(You should see the dirty looks I’m getting, and a few refuse to come out from under my bed!) lol
So, my flippancy and enjoyment at Jim’s expense has come back to bite me on the butt.
13 cats, 60 gallon fish tank full of fish, 10 gallon fish tank with goldfish, 1 bunny, and now a dog… It’s a good thing I have wonderful neighbors.
OH, how’s my husband taking all of this? Let’s just say, I might have to grind up some Xanax and put it in his food or drink for awhile, say… a couple of years? lol
How did your week go? BIG HUGS, Steph
Meet, Romeo… (we already have a cat with that name, but, we didn’t get to name the dog) It does fit him though, he’s very sweet.
An addition, in answer to Rain’s question, and Bob’s amazement. I live in Idaho, a small rural town. There are many here who think nothing of shooting, poisoning or trapping animals. There’s one old man who traps cats then takes them up in the mountains. People know, and yet he still does it.
I have to admit to having a brother that shoots animals. He lives in the country, and has almost 5 acres. If any of his neighbor’s dogs, cats, chickens, ducks…what ever they may be, get on his property, he takes great enjoyment of shooting them. I can’t tell you how sick this makes me, and my family know, and yet say nothing. He even took his own dog out and shot her when he was going into the Marines. I’m considered a ‘freak’ in my family because I love animals, and will speak up against wrong doing.
Sad thing is, my sister is his neighbor, and he kills her animals too. I never could understand how someone could say they are an animal lover and then act that way, but, there are many who do.
It’s my secret wish that what happened to a man in Parker, Idaho, happen to my brother, or any and all who do things like that. The man had gotten angry because dogs were allowed to run around town (town is a word used lightly) it’s a one small grocery store, a school, a tiny post office and some houses. His solution, was to start shooting the dogs. One day in his shooting rampage, he shot and killed a lab, that had been just let out to run and play. This lab was special though, it was a seeing eye dog, and he was in deep shit. Thoroughly deserved.