reply to post by DZAG Wright
How right you are and very good point.
Having a dog, cat, bird or any other animal is a commitment, a responsibility that one takes upon oneself and either fulfills that commitment
correctly or fails in that commitment.
If you're going to have a companion animal, you need to give them adequate shelter, food, water and LOVE.
Dogs are pack animals and leaving a dog teathered outside alone is like solitary confinement would be to a human.
Our dog, Lucy was a puppy mill breeder...........unsocialized, unloved, used as a commodity for six years and than when a flashier model came by,
Eddie from Rams Farms in Georgia decided to just throw her away to a high kill shelter............someone, a group of someones got together
PointerRescue dot org and decided to save her, her brother BO and sister Joy from being gassed.
Do not buy from a pet shop, they support and continue on the puppy mills all for greedy profit.
We kill an average of 8-10 million dogs and cats a year (mostly by gassing, the needle is too expensive).
In short, if you decide to get a dog or cat....................DO YOUR RESEARCH first, really think about if you have the time, patience and money
(good vet care is expensive).
A companion animal is like a child, yes they are. They will get into dangerous stuff if left unattended, if you leave your dog in a
garage...............make damn sure the anti freeze is really up high and if possible don't even store it in the same room as your dog will be in.
Anti freeze is another danger dogs and cats get into.
In our doggy/kitty CPR Class the number one killer believe it or not is human medication that companion animals get into.............drop your heart
pill unknowingly on the rug and fido eats it, good bye fido.
I was surprised about that last bit of info.
Also, many many plants are poisonious to our companion animals.
My back yard is nothing but totally fenced in with grass and a shade tree....................period, nothing else.
BTW: Lavender, which I have on my deck in big clay pots is good for dogs and cats (and humans) acts like a natural calming agent, makes a great tea
and drop a bud or two in your wine and let it sit for an hour is heaven
Children and animals have no voice, no say so, no vote, no power................we are their voice, their protectors - if you're going to commit, do
it right, not half arse.
If possible, please please please, adopt, rescue don't buy from a pet shop.
I have a full blooded, beautiful, beautiful English Pointer that was six hours away from being gassed.
16 people drove her from Georgia up to Maine, where she was fostered and trained and than drove her to her forever home here in Illinois.
Blessings to www.pointerrescue.org...
These are the real animal heros.