I love dogs.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I am a die-hard dog lover.  My husband sometimes gives me grief because he says I love them more than people.  Will you who understand tell him to lay off?  I won't completely deny his accusations though I won't confirm them either.  The way I see it, they are these perfect little beings that are designed to love from the moment of birth to the moment of death.  You're fat, skinny, stupid, smart, live in a big house or small... they will love you desperately either way.  So, you can imagine my absolute anguish (I'm not being dramatic.  I think anguish describes it.) when I read this story this morning.  Warning: it's not happy.  Why do I feel the need to share it with you?  Because I am sad so I want you to be sad with me.

(Spoiler alert: I cannot believe this dog could survive a suicide bomber but NOT an idiot employee at a U.S. shelter.  It makes no sense.  I hope the employee is canned.  He gives the dog 2 days?!??  What the?  I am usually more forgiving than this but right now I'm just pissed.)


On a brighter note, December is on its way and so is my fanshmamtastical favorite things!

And another brighter note, I signed up to be a volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter this morning (my completely small part in this sad story)!  Hopefully I'll bring a little lovin' in to these dogs lives (and hopefully I won't bring every one home with me).

26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. That is unbelievable. I'm so sad for that dog and that family :(

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  2. I volunteered at a no-kill animal shelter years ago. While it was definitely sad at times, it was nice to know I was helping them by getting them out of their cages and walking them. Some you would see much longer than others, but in the end, you know they all got a home. I actually really miss it.

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  3. I cried when I read that story. Seriously. This dog saves lives and someone else takes his?! Terrible. I gave our doggy some extra loving last night to try and compensate (even though it totally doesn't). But what you're doing does! Shelter doggies need lovin', and I'm sure you'll give them tons!

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  4. How amazing that you will volunteer...Well done..I bet you will do a lot of good:) I also love dogs...Growing up we always had one or two puppies at home and now I two and I cant images a day without them.
    Kisses


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  5. That pic is ADORABLE!!! I am not ashamed in the least to admit that I like dogs waaaay more than people!! Dogs are so pure - people are not. And I heard that terrible story about the dog accidentally euthanized - I bet whoever did that feels lower than dirt right now.

    Good for you volunteering!! I don't think I could do it... whenever I step foot into a shelter I start bawling uncontrollably... I want to bring home every single dog and I can't stand to see them locked up in kennels without a home and family! Gosh, I'm getting all upset now!! Thanks BRIDGET!! ;)

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  6. Oh I love dogs and anything that causes them harm breaks my heart. You are awesome for volunteering at this shelter. Good for you.

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  7. I think people who completely & utterly adore (& spoil) their dogs are NORMAL! Our dog is spoil rotten, and all he does is have to wag his tail when I get home & cuddle with me at night. My husband is away a lot so our dog keeps me sane (& busy). It is the greatest joy to have that unconditional love.

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  8. i couldn't even read the whole story....that is so frustrating!! i am a totaly animal lover and that is just horrible!

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  9. I LOVE DOGS! I can't wait for us to move into a house so we can have one ;)

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  10. I did not read the story because I LOVE dogs too. My lifelong goal is to help dogs around the world! My boyfriend gives me grief as well, he says things like I'd rather help dogs than starving children.... I wouldn't take it that far, but um, as much as I hate to admit it, it might be true. I LOVE DOGS!

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  11. Dogs make me happy!


    I'm so glad you commented on my blog!

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  12. this story had me in tears. bridget, you're such a nice person to volunteer your time! the dogs will love you, how could they not?! xo

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  13. I can't even read that story. I purposefully avoid movies/books/anything where animals die because it's just too much! I honestly yell "oh my gosh that is the cutest dog ever!" about any (ANY!) dog I see. It's a serious obsession.

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  14. I'm such a dog lover too. I have to admit that sometimes I get more upset about animal cruelty than anything. I didn't even read the story you linked too, because I knew it would make me too sad. Once I googled Michael Vick's recovering pitbulls and I was sad/angry for weeks.

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  15. Oh I understand! Tell your husband he doesn't understand. My little Oliver is the joy of my life!! And this made me cry this morning. SO SAD. :/

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  16. oh my goodness that story is SO sad!! i love my dog like a child so i'm completely with you! that poor family must be devastated.

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  17. oh. my. WORD. that photo is glorious. i want to squeeze her!! we had a goldern retriever when i was growing up, and this photo makes me miss her a lot. she was the best dog in the whole world.

    i read that story and cried. oh my gosh. i am so heartbroken. animal cruelty, especially towards dogs, makes me so upset. poor doggie. :(

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  18. i am a HUGE dog lover too. have you read "the art of racing in the rain"? one of the best dog books ever.

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  19. You can just tell that this dog is sweet;) You have a great story! looking forward to following along. Thanks for stopping by today;)

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  20. I cannot even read that story because I don't feel like crying right now. I completely understand what you are saying. I cry in the movie when the animals die, not always when the people do :/ . I cried in Avatar when there was the stampede and all the animals were dying. Yes it's that bad.

    And I also volunteered at a no-kill animal shelter in DC and I cried the first day when I saw a 14 year old dog that was dropped off and left there. Luckily, it was adopted a few days later. :)

    I later adopted Lua from the same shelter. Good luck!!

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  21. yes i read that also. and it made me so angry. i can't look at the photos. it breaks my heart.

    i am a completely dog lover and i absolutely relate to you. i LOVE my dog. sometimes more than some people but she deserves it!

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  22. All I needed to do was read your spoiler alert to know I'd be a sobbing mess if I read that story. I'm such a dog lover (we've got 2 cuties at home) and I know exactly what you mean when you say you LOVE dogs!!

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  23. I love dogs too!!! they are perfect. that story is making me tear up. :( so awesome that you are volounteering!!

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  24. Oh no, I love dogs. This is so sad. How wonderful that people like you are volunteering!

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  25. I'lll be looking forward to stories (and pics) about your volunteering efforts. Maybe it will help to balance out the horrific wrong done to Target. Words fail me -- just tears.

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