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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Wow!!

I am not nor have ever been in this persons shoes nor would I pretend to be but i just cant for the life of me find any excuse what so ever for the decision Jean made. To me there isn't one. So many options that appear to habe gone unexplored. What is it with people!! My dogs are my kids and are treated as such. I cannot even imagine!!! I also realize this happens more times than not and most are not as lucky as Cocoa. So sad!

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A tissue alert would have helped....

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Sorry, I should have added that....
Hopefully not to late and I can't edit my first post
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If I ever meet this Jean person, I have a few choice words for her about abandoning an animal that loved and depended on her. Now I have to go blow my nose and wipe the tears from my face for the dog she was too selfish to care for.

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Does it make people feel better if they look down on others who give up there dog?
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Nothing about this situation makes me feel better. The thing is, she did not "give up" her dog. she gave up ON her dog by taking to to a high kill shelter. to me there is a big difference. Dogs are creatures with unmatched loyalty, devotion and love and after 12 yrs of total devotion to make a decision such as this to me is like taking your dying mother and just dropping her off a side of a cliff and hoping for the best instead of searching other options. There is always other options, one just needs to be willing to take the time to find them. Some not even involving money. There are many resources out there. So yes when I read this it tears my inner soul.

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Apologies for the font - I put quotes in and it went all nuts.

You want to like the person who helped that poor dog, but you just can't. Or I can't! Maybe because my name is Jean.

I don't think that the general population knows the difference between a kill, no kill, low kill, shelter, rescue, etc. Just like I don't know the difference between prison, jail, minimum, maximum, etc, but people who work there think everyone does.

That's just the beginning - the whole idea of helping has to be done from a place of compassion, in my mind. You can't help heal a dog unless you can heal your thoughts toward the people who do this, or at the least, let it go.

We don't know if Jean was a cold idiot who wanted a pretty new apartment, or if she may have found herself in a position with little help and few resources. Education can help, but as much as we do, it's not yet widespread. We in the dog world can't imagine the things that people don't know but they don't.

I've got a couple of quotes I really like that help with the compassion.

“The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up.” Jesse Jackson

“It’s all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

We don't know the whole story. It doesn't help us to carry those kind of feelings. Because we have to remember -
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.”

Friedrich Nietzsche


But I am very glad for little Cocoa. What a sweetheart she was and glad her last days were good ones.





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You are right and Well said ^^^
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I think its horrible that someone who loves a dog so much takes it home to die naturally from a giant mass and fluid filled abdomen!

Nature isnt kind, and I dont think many of you realize how sick these dogs arw when they come in, how much it probably hurts them, and just how horrible they feel. No wonder she didnt make it weeks. She was likely internally bleeding to death.

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Ok I cried like a baby!


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