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Monday, September 21, 2009

I Am Not Cured!


On the way to the foot ball game Saturday we had to stop at Wal Mart. A humane society was there having an adoption event.

I had to look! I loved all four dogs there and found it very hard to walk away. You know I have too many dogs as it is and I am fostering Gypsy for adoption. I looked into some yellow eyes of a spotted dog and my heart skipped a beat!!! Then I looked into the next carrier and my lands, it did again. Thank goodness the two puppies were sleeping or I would have had a runaway.

I do not understand the blatant irresponsibility shown by folks that have no more respect for an animal than to drop them off or breed them non selectively.

If I had the funds I would fill this whole farm with dogs that have never known love or the kiss of a child.

I even think my husband is getting use to me being dog crazy. He said he liked the first one the best and I say ohhhhh...and pulled my breaking heart away, kicking and screaming inside...but I did walk away.

I was proud of me and yet so ashamed.

11 comments:

Carla said...

Its hard to walk away isn't it? I came home Thurs night to hubby saying "Just WHAT is that puppy in the bathroom?!?!?!" (as in, you did NOT bring another one home did you???) He was so happy when I told him we were 'puppysitting'. This compassion is not a bad thing, its a divine thing:)

Anonymous said...

You can't save [the dog] world. You do your best and that is enough.

We all want to rescue them all Gail, it is the nature of being a dog/animal lover. Unfortunately all of us combined can't make up for the stupidity of other people.

Then again - circumstances have been hard lately for a lot of folks and I am sure some of them are missing their pups a lot - but had to chose, not by their own choice but because of the times.

Cara said...

I understand how hard it is! At times like yesterday, you have to remember that too many animals would split your time up too much and you could not give each one the love and attention it needs.

Rudee said...

Specifically, I'd like to hear your plan for Gypsy. I have a feeling she has already permanently inched her way into your heart one paw at a time.

Just saying.

If it wouldn't get me evicted, I'd have 2 dogs by now. That's the plan for when we move in the spring. His and hers dogs. Well, we all know how that'll work out. They'll both be hers.

mrscravitz said...

Well you do the same as me. Whenever I see a box of puppies at Walmart, I gotta go look. My heart breaks cause I want to take them all home, and on the other hand, My angers gets so bad I see red, because ALWAYS, and I MEAN ALWAYS the reason those pups are there is due to the IRRISPONSIBILITY OF PET OWNERS not fixing their pets! PLEASE PLEASE SPAY and NEUTER your pets!

Grammy said...

I know the feeling. That is why I only do rescue now. I can not keep them only fix them and release and re-home. Like the Siamese kitten I had for 15 minutes. I so wanted it. But found it a home asap.

Sarah said...

you are such a lovely person. S

The Packs said...

I know how you feel I am the same way about cats and dogs....It breaks my heart to think of how many are put to sleep everyday and not given that chance to have someone love them and its not even their fault! I wish i could rescue every cat and dog that needs a loving home....If only things were that simple : (

Rural Rambler said...

I know what you are saying Gail. My weakness is kitties. Breaks my heart how people just throw them away like trash. I would like to give them all a good home but....Don't know if you made it back to my blog but I told you not to tell anyone, SHHHhh! But I want you to keep Gypsy if you can, I think you are her person.

Follow your bliss Gail, follow your bliss. I think it is all about rescue and fostering for you. Gypsy is teaching you. I love your smile when I see shots of you two together!

The Green Stone Woman said...

Hopefully there are other people out there who feel as strongly as you do and who will give these animals a prpoer home. You can't rescue every one of them, Gail. Try to stay away from animal shelters until you've found a home for Gypsy. You have to be realistic. I would love another dog, but I think my dog is too old to adapt and I will not give in to the temptation. Hard as it is.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yes, it is so hard, isn't it? Good for you helping to make a difference for this one dog you are fostering. Once she finds a new home you can open up your heart and home to another foster.:)

~Lisa

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