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Re: Pets and Bricks


What was even more sad was that the grandchildren had attached a Disney tag
saying, "We love you Dreyfuss" and engraved with their names.

He's a good guy. No dog deserves to be dumped, but Dreyfuss is housebroken,
leash trained and has no bad habits. There's no reason for such cruelty.
(Lucky us- we didn't know all that when we brought him home- our criterion
was that Buddy liked him. )

 I suspect that his original owners forced the non-dump issue. He and a sib
were left where the elderly folks had boarded them on occasion, and as luck
had it, the owner of the kennel sometimes boards overflow from the humane
society folks.

As you said, at least he wasn't just turned out like Woody. We've taken in
some guys like that, and others even worse, like Hermann, who was dumped in
a sleet storm after being beaten with chains.
The world is often cruel.

Hang on to your heart, Kitty. Buddy was the last pup we adopted, too, maybe
5 years behind the others. We didn't
 plan it that way - he was being kept in a guinea pig cage, by himself,
outside, in December, after being taken away from his mother before he was
weaned.   A puppy cries; What can you do?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pets and Bricks

> Re > because his owners went into a nursing home, and the children
> keep
> I can see not wanting to take in a parent that needs the facilities of a
> nursing home, but if the dog was not a basket case, I'd think that's the
> least they could do.  At least they took him to a place where he had a
> chance (bless you for giving him one).  Woody wasn't so lucky.  The son
> turned him out when Woody's owner, the man's mother, died.  Can you
> Dreyfuss' bewilderment and fear after being a beloved pet for 13 years,
> to be dumped at a shelter?
> Daryl, I'm so sad that you've experienced so much loss in such a short
> This is one reason I didn't mind taking on Slugger.  My other 4 cats are
> pretty close in age which may be a formula for emotional disaster for me
> someday.  But little  Slug is about 5 years younger than the others, so
> hopefully he will aid my transition when the times come.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 12:39 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Pets and Bricks
> > Kitty,
> >
> > Thanks for that.
> >
> > For Cathy and Lynda and all who have loved and lost a special friend,
> > hugs. We've lost a number of guys recently, 4 oldsters in the space of 6
> > years, including the love of our lives, Annie. But we were blessed to
> > her for 16 years, and though we still grieve after all of this time, we
> > wouldn't have missed having her for all the money in the world.
> >
> > More grief is inevitable. We've got two more old pups in our lives -
> Buddy,
> > who's 14, and Dreyfuss, who's 13. We adopted Dreyfuss last year to keep
> > Buddy company after his "brother" died. Dreyfuss was given up to the
> shelter
> > because his owners went into a nursing home, and the children wouldn't
> keep
> > him. I alternate between cursing the folks that sent an old dog to the
> pound
> > and blessing them for the opportunity to have him in our lives.
> >
> > Anyway, my heart goes out to those of you who have lost beloved pets.
> > them in your heart, and know that you were privileged to enjoy a
> > relationship that most people never have. Cherish it!
> >
> > d
> >
> >
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > > Behalf Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> > > Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 11:10 AM
> > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] hum...now sad...
> > >
> > >
> > > I'm so sorry for your loss, too, Lynda.
> > > I want to share this with all of you; it is from Roger Caras', "The
> > > of Thistle Hill".
> > >
> > > "I have cried, too; I have felt a brick placed on my heart and
> > > to strangle me.  But now, I realize, in a quiet and I guess resigned
> > > way, that every pet we ever hold is a tragedy waiting to happen to us.
> > > It is inevitable.  Besides, from long experience I know that the fact
> > > that a pet dies is far less important than that it lived.  I can look
> > > back on some lifetime favorites like Rufus and Daisy, on Yankee the
> > > Bloodhound and Grigitte the Toy Poodle, and I smile inside, not cry.
> > > remember the wonderful things they used to do, not when they stopped
> > > doing them.....I guess the only question we have to ask is, did we do
> > > well by him as we could have?  I hope the answer is yes.  I think it
> > > is."
> > >
> > > Kitty
> >
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