To the person who dumped this poor animal – I know the chances of you reading this is about a gazillion to one – but I curse your insensitivity, your callous disregard for another living creature which most likely did you no harm….you discarded a dog as you would a piece of garbage. This little guy depended on you for everything in his life. For warmth, for food, for shelter and for love. How could you be so heartless? Karma. I hope it bites you in the ass threefold.
We live in a rural area. As town moves out closer to us over these past 20 years we've seen more traffic, more homes sprouting up. But our little road still seems a good place for people to dump their unwanted pets.
Latest case -
The dog will not let me near him. He ran when I shook a bowl and showed him food, almost getting hit by a car in the process. If I can get within 100 yards of this poor fellow it’s amazing. A few times a week he sits near the edge of the road where I assumed he’d been dumped. He just waits…and waits. Heartbreaking.
At present he has taken to hanging out near the woods around the corner from our property. He barks up a storm but you can see he’s scared and hungry. One day as he was barking like crazy I said a few soothing words and let him see me place food on the ground. As soon as Doug and I were a good distance away he scarfed up the food. You could tell he was ravenous. Hopefully he will trust me one day and then (to him) the ultimate betrayal as I cart him to an animal hospital. If he’s lucky he’ll get a home. At worst, he’ll be put to sleep because face it….there are so animals in need to adoption and not enough who are willing (or able) to provide a home.
Our shibas are rescue dogs. Spoiled silly now, but one of them sure didn’t have a great start in life. If you can adopt, please contact your rescue organizations or your local shelter. Give them a chance at a good life because they sure can enrich your life.
Now, as we are talking about pets, Here is a good article from Natashya Kitchen Puppies regarding remembering your pets during the holidays. And some good advice all around!