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Bless the Beasts and the Children

We have a sick dog…

A middle aged, Rescue Dog with a history of abuse that has come so far thanks to Loving Pet Inn Adoptions, his Foster Mom, his trainer and us….

He now has an injured paw that requires a “collar” to keep him from chewing on it…

With a Rescue Dog, this is a big challenge….

I’m so grateful to our supportive friends and excellent vet that have guided us through this little mini-trauma…

But I also can’t help but think of Cecil the Lion and that whole horrible story…..

Animals really are a gift to us all.  If there is a god or goddess, they are their way of bringing us down to earth and the basics of existence.

And the basics of love…

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Owner Sends ‘Gay’ Dog To Be Euthanized

Too bad the dog couldn’t send his owner to be euthanized for stupidity….

Good news is the dog was saved…

Bad news is there is nothing to stop someone this ignorant, cruel and heartless from getting another one…

Let’s just hope he never has a Gay child…

Excerpt from the Huffington Post with link to full story:

A Tennessee dog owner sent his pet to be euthanized because he suspected the dog was “gay.” Fortunately, the pup was later adopted.

A Jackson, Tenn., resident surrendered his “gay” dog for euthanization to the Jackson Rabies Control Animal Shelter on Jan. 29 because he saw his male pitbull/American bulldog mix “humping” another male dog, the Examiner reports.

The Huffington Post confirmed with Jackson Rabies Control, a high-kill shelter, that the dog had been surrendered because his owner believed he was “gay.”

Although animals can be gay, dogs mount each other to express dominance, for play or because of nervousness/excitement, Psychology Today notes.

A Facebook campaign was set up to try and save the “gay” dog, according to the Atlantic. A Facebook post detailing the troubling situation called for immediate action.

via Owner Sends ‘Gay’ Dog To Be Euthanized (PHOTO).

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How Romney Treats His Dog Shows His True Character

I think how one treats one’s pets says more about their character than just about anything else….

And Mitt Romney showed a careless disregard for the comfort, feelings and safety of his pet when he put him in a crate on the top of the car and drove for 12 hours on vacation…

I don’t see how we can expect him to treat people any less callously…

Even most Conservative Republicans treat their dogs better than Romney did…

He’s really in a league of his own here and to me it shows a total lack of compassion, poor judgement, objectification of animals and pretty poor  critical thinking skills…

Here’s an excerpt from  great column from Susan Estrich in the Courier Post about Romney and how he treated his dog…

Apparently she agrees with me…..

Presidential elections are, in a very fundamental way, tests of character. You can’t predict all the issues or crises that will face the person you elect president, which means that character, ultimately, counts for more than position papers and platforms.

And in my book, as a dog lover, nothing tells you as much about a person’s character as how they treat their dog.

So what are we to make of that infamous family vacation during which Romney put the dog in a crate on top of the car — for 12 hours? Or the more recent revelations that the dog and the crate had to be hosed down a few hours into the trip when his bowels gave way?

 

via SUSAN ESTRICH: Romney’s care of dog may attest to his character | Courier-Post | courierpostonline.com.

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Abandoned for Two Weeks, Starving Dogs Eat Owner

Serves him right….

You certainly can’t blame the poor, starving dogs….

From YahooNews:

 

Seven dogs starved of food and water for two weeks are suspected of eating their Indonesian owner after he returned to his hometown in Manado from a holiday, local media reported on Tuesday.A neighborhood guard was curious when he saw luggage lined up at the front of Andre Lumbogas house, days after the 50-year old arrived back home. He approached the house, smelled something foul and called the police, according to a report.”His skull was found in the kitchen, and his body was found in the front of his house,” Eriyana, a local police chief in Batam, an island off Sumatra, told VIVAnews website.Lumboga arrived home last Wednesday, but his body was just discovered on Monday.”We suspect that the dogs were hungry, so they attacked Andre, because they had not been fed for 14 days,” he said.

via Abandoned for two weeks, starving dogs eat owner – Yahoo! News.

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