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As a pup I dreamed and wondered what life would hold in store. For me, I thought there's something great! Beyond that kennel door. Out there are needy people and I have much to give; love, and wit, and gentleness to help them learn to live.

I'd be someone's protector, keep little ones from harm, pr guide an old man's weary steps, or help to run a farm. I'd run and bark and jump and play with friends along a sandy shore, I'd roll in meadows thick and green that lie beyond that kennel door.

I lay here waiting-longing, as the days and years went by; my owner kept me fed and brushed, but inside, let me die. I do not think of greatness now, I'm old and filled with pain. My owner has some ribbons, But I have lived in vain. I cannot think of what could have been, my dreams are filled with hope no more, just floor and walls and broken heart Behind this kennel door.

Please, give a dog a home. You won't regret it.
Don't forget to Spay or Neuter a pet!

More pictures of cats and dogs on DEATH ROW!!













This little kitten was asleep in its kitty litter!











Speak of finding not one, but two needles in a haystack. The two dogs were found yesterday. I'm a little scared by the thought of being the mistress of such a big critter family - 29 cats, and now 12 dogs!

One of the two men I’d offered the very handsome reward had already given up a couple of days ago, but the other persisted so he got all the reward money for himself.

Early Saturday morning, the man came and picked me up in his truck. The dogs were at the dog pound, and had been caught 8 miles from where they had been dropped off. I was told that the German Shepherd had a micro chip, and they had called the owner, but she wouldn’t answer the phone. I told them that I wanted to adopt both dogs. I filled out LOTS of paper work, with LOTS of rules, and paid a total of $216.00 for both. This money is for spaying, neutering, micro-chipping the female dog, and changing the mirco-chip on the German Shepherd into my name, vaccinations, and adoption fees. I won’t be able to bring the female dog until Monday and the German Shepherd until November 10, because the owner has priority over me until that date. One of the rules I MUST follow is that I'm NOT to keep them tied. I'm a little worried about this, because the female dog is so big and agile, that she can easily climb my 7 ft. rock fence to get to my front yard where my cats are.

I’m very happy that the dogs were found and will soon be in my possession again, but I’m also very sad, knowing that so very many dogs and cats are euthanized daily.

I took just a FEW pictures of the countless dogs and cats that will be dead in 3 days. Most of them were asleep, and wouldn’t even stir when I’d knock on glass. Others would look deeply into my eyes, begging me to take them home with me. They all knew they were going to die!

Why would anyone go to a pet store for a pet, where cats and dogs are bred for profit, when there are so many little animals that nobody wants at the dog pound?

Sometime this coming week, I'm going to have Charlie neutered, also. Hopefully, this will keep him from being so aggressive with the German Shepherd, if not, I don't know what the hell I'm going to do! I'm also going to have to trap that white cat that's already had two 5 kitten litters, to have spayed and micro-chipped, plus one more kitten, and my little Helen Keller!!




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ayoub
Oct. 28th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Those poor pooches... :(
playgirl
Oct. 28th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, so very heartbreaking!
inspectorjury
Oct. 28th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
You are going to drive yourself insane if you don't realize you can not save them all. I wish you could. I wish I could but I can't. It isn't fair to an animal to adopt one you can not afford to take care of correctly. Believe me I know. My best friend was a dog who froze to death because I didn't have the money to take care of him correctly. I will never forgive myself for that. He was an adoring, kind, intelligent, and very sweet natured. He was protective and alert when it came to my safety. I let him down. I have to live with that. So folks don't run out and adopt a pet unless you can afford the shots and medical care the animal will need. The food and housing the animal will need. This is every bit as important as the love you have to offer. If you can not afford to adopt a pet buying dog and cat food for the local shelter will help. Volunteer to walk and bathe the animals. For the more you help the longer they can afford to keep the pet before they must kill him. You can make a difference in an animals life but just make sure the difference you make is a positive one.
playgirl
Oct. 28th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
There was a little gray kitten, who had no idea what was going to happen to it. My fingers played with it through the thick glass, and it happily played, too. Many of the dogs wouldn't even turn towards me when I knock on the glass. I could feel their anger, because they knew it was impossible for me to save them. They actually looked the same way a human looks like when going through depression. I can't express the utter pain and frustration I felt, when I left. People have got to take care of their animals, by making sure they're spayed and neutered, and by making sure they won't be able to escape the yard and wonder off, and find themselves runned over by a car or end up at the dog pound, where certain death will come if the owner doesn't go looking for them.

I'm so sorry about what happened to your beloved dog, but you must not blame yourself, because there was nothing you could do, due to cercumstances!

You are absolutely right, people who can properly care for pets, should ADOPT a pet from the dog pound.

Finding these to dogs were my salvation, inspectorjury! I believe you realize this fact more than any other person on earth. Never could I have lived with myself, had they not been found. I learned a great lesson by this horrible experience, and that's to sleep over and over and over again on a major decision.

inspectorjury
Oct. 28th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
You gonna be online later?
playgirl
Oct. 28th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
If you want me to, I'll be there! :o) How does 7:00 PM MCT sound?
inspectorjury
Oct. 29th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
Sounds good as long as that's 10:00pm eastern time. LOL
playgirl
Oct. 29th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
So it was 10:00 PM your time?! No wonder you went to bed right away after out very enjoyable chat!
tigron_x
Oct. 28th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Wow... just WOW!
I'm speechless... I hope you can handle it all. :\
playgirl
Oct. 28th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Wow... just WOW!
I'm much more speechless than you are Tig; so much so that I'll probably have to learn sign language to communicate! :o(
moon_shine
Oct. 29th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Well I am glad you found the dogs. Well I am glad you are glad any way I hope it all works out ok for you Sunshine. It is sad but what can they do with all the unwanted cats and dogs? I just do not know my self. Well it has been along weekend will update you if you want me too? Well have a Great night Savanah
playgirl
Oct. 29th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'm also very happy and relieved that they were found. I also hope it all works out. Hopefully, with the spaying and neutering that they'll go through, and Charlie, too, they'll all learn to get along with each other.

As for the other animals I saw at the dog pound, it's heartbreaking!
moon_shine
Oct. 30th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
you have a good heart my friend! :o)
justgoto
Oct. 29th, 2007 06:31 am (UTC)
Death Row
I'm glad you found them.

Very sad for the other dogs and cats.
playgirl
Oct. 29th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Death Row
Thank you. I'm glad I found them, too! I'm glad they'll have a good safe home with me. I'll be sure to post pics of them in the near future.

Yes, it's sad, and so very tragic that such loving animals who have the potential to give someone so much joy and happiness are put to death.
dlanor
Oct. 30th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
Dang, that was an expensive thing you did there my pet loving friend.
playgirl
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
It was incredibly expensive, and it hasn't yet stopped. I'll eventually post pics of the two dogs, and go into detail what other non stop expenses I've had to take on, but I'm not complaining, because it seems like when I get the bills for all my critters, the Lord provides! :o)
dlanor
Nov. 16th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
The Lord provides!
I was glad to read that. I know the experience well as it happens in my life also. Hard to explain but it does happen. grin...
carrieslife
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
Awww that is so sad, it breaks my heart!!!
I am glad you found your pootches though.
I am like you, I wish I could save them all! I even practically get myself into a car accident stopping every time I see an animal near the road, just so I don't hit it. So far so good! I had a pair of skunks I stopped just in time for the other night. That would have been stinky!
playgirl
Nov. 16th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC)
I've also almost lost control of my car while trying to avoid hitting some animal.

I'll never forget running over an armadillo while driving from Loredo, Texas back home. It was at night, and before I could swerve the car, it was too late. I felt a thump and knew I'd run over the poor critter. What a terrible feeling it was.

I'm glad you're an animal lover; sadly, they are few in number.
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