Originally Posted by SimmyandNunny
Thank you for your support! She got rid of "HUGGS" as a result of my threat to call the spca. Consiquently, I don't speak to her anymore. How awkward to have been put in that situation. And how many tears have i shed over that dog. I wasn't around for the majority, but i learned that dog was in her basement for five years.
I have huge resentments toward her. I think one must have a cruel streak or a blind spot in their heart to be able to do that. I've told my fiance many times, i would feel like Jeffery Domer to keep an animal locked in my basement like that. What a dark and evil thing to do.
And this is my cousin who i grew up with!
Anyway, justice was served. On the day she was looking for someone to go with her to the shelter, she couldn't find a soul. She had to do it all by herself, and she cried. She had some emotion toward the poor thing. The excuse she kept using for why she couldn't get rid of it, was it was her daughter's dog. ::GAG:: Give me a break.
Dogs in particular NEED companionship of their owners so badly. They need so badly to be integrated into their families lives. They don't do well with isolation.
Anyway, I appreciate your voicing your feelings on the matter. It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone. It just wrentches my soul to hear things like that.
God bless you for your sensitivity toward animals.
It must have been hard to know what was happening to the poor dog but harder still because it was a relative doing it, i think it took courage to report her and stand by your feelings, i just know hugs will be a lot happier for it.
my auntie is always buying new animals, everyone says she's an animal lover yet when she gets sick of one she has it put to sleep
some people just shouldn't be allowed to have pets, a close friend of mine had to beautiful husky's, one day they got out one of them ate a neihboors chicken, so she put them both to sleep and these were dogs she 'loved' hate to see how she treats one's she doesn't like
her sister is simular and had a lovely horse put to sleep just because it threw her off once.
a week is a long time for a dog to be locked alone let alone five years and i can not even begin to imagine the torment and sorrow it went through during this period, it must have felt so neglected and lonely
you are so right about dogs and companionship, dogs are pack animals and in the wild live, sleep, hunt, eat, play and socialise with their pack members, they need this to flourish, to be happy, when you bring a puppy into your home you become it's new pack, it looks up to you, adores you and wants more than anything to be with you that is one of the reasons keeping a dog locked away in a basement of all places is extremely cruel.
my puppy anassa is a very loved member of our mixed pack, two people, two cats and one dog
, she plays with one of the cats, pandy and even sleeps next to her, she loves both my Husband and i and is with me all day except when she wants time outside alone or is asleep, her favorite thing to do is curl up on the sofa bed with me and watch telly while cuddling her favorite toy, a stuffed pooh bear with a night cap and gown. She also loves to wrestle and she sleeps on the end of the bed, she does snore and has pretty vivid dreams sometimes which involves her legs moving like she's running and sometimes a whimper or a bark
i guess i just don't get the mindset of someone who can treat a dog or a cat so coldly, i love all my furry babies soooo much!