Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: york township, mi
this isn't about blame or right or wrong. it's about doing what protects the dog the best. big difference also in leaving more than one adult shepherd in a yard or a double-fenced kennel, where the likely barking would scare off an intruder. this was a young, presumably smaller because of age, puppy.
this isn't about defending one's personal practices or talking about what works, or what is comfortable personally for an individual. this is about people realizing that, especially with young or small dogs, that there are groups of people all over the country (and likely even in other countries), that make their living stealing dogs from yards and cars. we can't even keep people safe from actual home invasions, but that's a class of criminal that is a bit more brazen than the bundlers. if they're gonna invade your home...well you have more to worry about than protecting your dog.
again I want to state very clearly that this is NOT ABOUT RIGHT OR WRONG or BLAME. it is about the reality of the situation that's happening out there and how we should be proactive in our responsibility to protect what we value.
mom to the cashman
the rescues...jeni-take-a-ride, and the c-monster
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hearthside's cinderfella (RIP 4/20/09)
shep von bellefontaine (RIP 6/9/10)
cricket (african grey RIP 7/13)
voodoo lily (dsh RIP 8/15)