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BahCan 02-01-2014 04:11 PM

How could he do this to that dog
 
Edmonton family looking for loving home for beloved old pet - Edmonton | Globalnews.ca


This just really tore at my heart for this poor dog

SuperG 02-01-2014 04:23 PM

Yeah....seems quite the departure from the norm...as if the dog is disposable.

I know most must feel he should see this situation to the end.

Who knows??

But I do know...I wouldn't do what he is doing.

SuperG

juliejujubean 02-01-2014 06:02 PM

You get a dog, thats a life time commitment. How much you want to bet after they rid themselves of the "problem" they get a puppy... :-( sucks for him, so loyal... Poor pup


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Nigel 02-01-2014 07:37 PM

They are the only family the poor dog has known. What is he teaching his children? Maybe they'll treat him with the same disregard when he is older. I just don't understand it, you don't give up on family. Hopefully someone will step up and give him a home where he can be looked upon with love and kindness and not as a burden.

selzer 02-01-2014 07:54 PM

After having the critter for 12 years, it would be kinder to put it down than to give it away. They are busy, raising two kids and both working, the dog has accidents because he can't handle the long days anymore. A trusted dog walker could come in and let the old dog out. They could take the dog with them, and crate it in the vehicle, safely, and let it out at lunch or take a break during the day.

There are ways to make it work if the dog is still lively. A dog that is incontinent and paralyzed and 12 years old now is on its last leg, and the end is coming. Like it or not. Time to teach your kids about loving a pet enough not to let him suffer, and to let him go.

Maybe it is cultural though too. A lot of the comments on that thing were racist, but it is true that different cultures do think of death, dying, euthanasia for pets, etc. differently.

I guess what bothers me is that these people have gone a couple of extra miles for this dog. Not everyone will purchase a wheel chair. It seems like they are not having a problem with the monetary aspect of owning a senior. Maybe having someone come in and let the dog out isn't beyond the realm of possibilty for this dog. Until he is ready to go on.

JakodaCD OA 02-01-2014 07:57 PM

so sad for the dog:(

This just happened here in CT, someone dumped their purebred gsd, who needed "wheels",,a really nice woman came adopted her, and now she's racing around in her wheels on their horse farm,,a happy ending:)

MyHans-someBoy 02-01-2014 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Nigel (Post 4947650)
They are the only family the poor dog has known. What is he teaching his children? Maybe they'll treat him with the same disregard when he is older. I just don't understand it, you don't give up on family. Hopefully someone will step up and give him a home where he can be looked upon with love and kindness and not as a burden.

Boy, you pretty much posted exactly what I was thinking too.

What if the owner, himself, becomes "just too much work" during his older years and requires a lot of care. He better hope his family can't just discard him as easily. Of course, that pretty much is what he's teaching his kids.

Might backfire on him one day. ;)



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mcdanfam 02-01-2014 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Nigel (Post 4947650)
They are the only family the poor dog has known. What is he teaching his children? Maybe they'll treat him with the same disregard when he is older. I just don't understand it, you don't give up on family. Hopefully someone will step up and give him a home where he can be looked upon with love and kindness and not as a burden.

I agree.....what is he teaching his children? Sadly in this world, so many teach their children to be the same way. Personally I feel that is why the world is the way it is. Few know true loyalty! The second a marriage is to hard, many run. When animals become to much work, dump them off. Talking to a doctor that helps at Shriners.....a 9 year old boy had been dropped by his parents because he was just to much to deal with.....??? People are to self centered to be loyal or have dedication anymore. We recently lost our 14 year old jack Russell....he was the devil in dog form...he was so much work his entire life...the last 6 months he drew blood on all of us...they said he had doggie dementia...he would be asleep and attacking us the next second. We had to be so in guard and watch ourselves for 6 months because he would wake and be so grumpy. The girls learned that animals get old, they don't just die, they get sick and you have to care for them...and we took care of him and followed through until the end. By the time he died, we were all heartbroken, but also a little relieved because of the 24/7 danger that he had become....we knew he was at peace and would not wake up scared, grumpy or confused anymore. It was the most exhausting time for us, our teen girls were tired, worried and drained from not being able to just enjoy him any longer....they were dealing with the work part of pet ownership....I can't tell you what a lesson it was, I can't tell you how proud I was.... They were there until the end, they saw that pet ownership was not just about running and playing....they proved they were loving and loyal to a dog that was picked to be our pet so long ago. It was a hard lesson, and a sad one....but our kids did not take the choice of more dogs lightly, they knew the work involved and they are dedicated to training, working, playing and taking care of the two we now have, just like they were with the jack Russell.

I feel this guy is teaching what so many other teach, when it becomes work....run! When it is hard...run! When it is no longer fun....run!
This is why the shelters are full, why so many kids grow up without parents, why so many kids in school are failing, why the divorce rate is what it is.....:-(



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Syaoransbear 02-02-2014 01:43 AM

I wonder how this became news? This seems like the history of the majority of elderly pets that wind up in shelters or rescues. I wonder what the intentions were of this family for sharing their story with the media. If it was for sympathy, they definitely aren\'t going to get it.

But at least there will be a happy ending for the dog, because dogs that get famous this way usually end up peeking the interest of a lot of adopters.

Bridget 02-03-2014 02:18 PM

What an idiot. The only thing I can say is if I adopted him, LIKE **** would the family get to "visit."


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