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    Lucy, the wacky redhead, that would be me....

    Ok, so, my son who is just like me and loves all animals calls me outside to see this adorable Sheltie, who has obviously not had good care in quite a while. This dog's fur was so matted all over his back and he smelled like he'd been playing in something dead, literally. So...we're trying to figure out what to do with this dog...some of you may remember that I took in a stray in December and she's now a part of our family.

    Anyway.......so we decide that the best thing we can do for this dog is take it to the pound, all the while my heart is just aching. We drive across town to the pound and I get a panic attack at the entrance. I just couldn't do it. I called Tom, crying, and he said to fill out the form that says I've found this dog and where so if the owner's come in they can check out the book and hopefully find their dog. Tells me bring him on home.

    We get here, and my 19 year old son and I make the BRILLIANT decision to shave this poor dog's back and rid him of the nasty, matted fur, then give him a bath. After this dog's back is shaved Todd calls his Dad and asks him if maybe he might know who the dog belongs to. It turns out it belongs to these two guys who live across the street from my ex husband, in our neighborhood. I was MORTIFIED! I've JUST shaved the back of a neighbors dog......

    I thought about it for a minute and then I was angry...angry at how they'd taken such poor care of this dog, and how nasty it was, how unhealthy that fur was, etc. I kept him overnight because by this time it's almost midnight. He snuggled with me, smelling like a clean, sweet puppy.

    Today we rode down the street, found the house, put the dog back in their fence, and left them a note telling these guys their dog LOOKED homeless and I was only trying to take care of it til we found the owner or someone to take the dog.

    I'm waiting now for them to come home from work, find their dog mysteriously back in their fence, with IT'S BACK SHAVED!

    I'm still angry. How can they take such bad care of this dog??? I promise you if that dog was fixed and/or I didn't have an unspayed female I would have kept him. Well, I would have kept him if I knew for a fact that they weren't giving it the love and care it needed and deserved.

    So, does that rank right up there with a major I Love Lucy fiasco or what?
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    It is a good thing you found this Sheltie because it could have eventually been run over by a care. We owned a beautiful sheltie for 12 wonderful years and he like all of them are little run-aways and don't know how to find their way home. (Yes, it sounds starnge but true with this great breed.) Shelties need a lot of care; brushing, making sure they never get loose, plenty of room to run and human affection due to them being working dogs.

    You did a good thing.

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    • #3
      I swear you are a dog magnet I too would take in every stray dog.. I thought my mom was going to kill me growing up. My told me once I'll kill ya if you bring home one more dog Still today if I didn't have 3 the city limit of anmials allowed to have, I would be rescuing them.
      too bad for the guys, had they took care of there sheltie, you wouldn't have tried to help and make him smell better.. They'll get over it.
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      • #4
        ads, I could tell he needed a lot of love and attention. He played ball outside til all my kids and myself ran out of energy....he was so cute, he'd run after the ball, come to us and drop it at our feet. I still haven't heard from the owners and I'm hoping like crazy this poor dog didn't get out of the fence again and I hope he has shelter. We've had some terrible storms around here the last 3 days and this poor dog was soaking wet yesterday. I am thinking about reporting them to the Sheltie Rescue here in town and seeing if there is anything I can do to get that poor, neglected dog out of that house. The kicker is they have a Beagle who is in perfect condition and apparently, according to a neighbor, gets tons of attention and love. Why, and how could they do that to a sheltie???

        Cindy, you're right, I AM a dog magnet. Tom calls me Dr. Doolittle.....you made an interesting point, I wonder what the limit here in Charlotte is on dogs. Mine are all indoor/outdoor only going out when supervised to poop/pee and have some play time.

        Sure wish those guys would just call and ACKNOWLEGE what I did for that dog. I know that I would be so greatful if someone took my dog in and cared for it like I did.

        Some people don't deserve the privelege of having pets!
        Last edited by SandyRN; 06-26-2007, 12:04 PM.
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        *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

        Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

        04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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        • #5
          Sandy,
          You need a big House with lots of land so you could keep all them strays .. You are such a loving person... I bet that dog wishes he would of been homeless so he could have stayed with you...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by leelee88 View Post
            Sandy,
            You need a big House with lots of land so you could keep all them strays .. You are such a loving person... I bet that dog wishes he would of been homeless so he could have stayed with you...
            I was just telling Tom that earlier. I would love to take in mistreated, unloved cats and dogs. Our vet said, "Sandy, I wish there were more people like you that would take in these strays, but you can't save them all". I just cried....I would give anything to save them all if I could.

            Geez, now I'm crying. It's raining and I bet that poor sweet dog is out in the rain.
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            Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

            04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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            • #7
              Sandy your a saint. I would do the same thing. I have SUCKER written all over my face for a furry one.

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              • #8
                You sound like somebody I know.

                Donna
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                • #9
                  If only everyone in the world had comapssion like you there would be no unwanted animals! You truly did that animal a favor by giving it attention and grooming it. At least you know he had 1 good day! I would call the ASPCA. That truly sickens me when people treat animals that way. They need care like a child.

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                  • #10
                    Ya know, those guys never bothered to call me and say so much as a thank you or kiss my butt. I'm REALLY annoyed that they didn't bother to call. It's not like I took care of the dog to get a thanks out of it, I did it for the poor dog. Now, every time I drive by their house I slow way down, and look for the dog in the back yard. I'm gonna drive myself crazy over that dog. I can't STAND it that they just don't take care of it, and if I see it loose one more time I WILL call the Sheltie Rescue and see if they'll take the poor little guy. I sure do wish I could have kept him. It's breaking my heart.

                    *IC-- Summer 2004; PFD--October 2005
                    *Fibro--Fall 2000; CFS-- Fall 2000
                    *MPS--Fall 2000; Crohn's disease-- 1997*IBS,GERD, *Migraines, hypothyroidism, GYN problems *Degenerative Disc Disease/scoliosis

                    Total Abdominal Hysterectomy--adenomyosis--9\08

                    04/17/09 Crohn's disease almost killed me with a combo of extreme constipation from pain medications. My bowel ruptured, I almost died from peritonitis and spent several days in the ICU then more in a private room on the floor. If you have any questions about severe constipation from pain meds please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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