Donna- I too love animals dearly! I literally get sick to my stomach when people talk like that or I hear bad stories about pets and bad owners!! We "share" this planet with animals and they deserve respect and kindness just as humans do!
Sorry to hear about Vesta- enjoy every moment with her.
My pets are part of my family. Just thinking of losing my dog brings tears...and she is only 12 years old and very healthy. But, I was raised to have love and respect for our pets...actually for any animal. I taught my children the same thing and they are wonderful pet owners, too.
My daughter has a friend that is Venezuelan and she just can't understand us having animals in the house! She thinks it's gross and if one of them goes up to her, she screws her face up and backs up. She just doesn't understand. These, my dear, are the same ones that don't understand fibro, either!
I'm glad Vesta is with you and will bring you more kisses, love, and joy. She is one v-e-r-y fortunate little girl!
Eric and I were talking about the Make a Wish Foundation and a couple of years ago this eight year old with terminal cancer's wish was to shoot a moose. So they gave him a shot gun and let him blow the head off this poor animal then mounted it on his bedroom wall. I am deeply sorry for his cancer but I don't know....seems like a pretty disturbing and cruel last wish.
My brother in law use to take both his sons to the railroad tracks, stomp and the ground and when the ground hogs stuck their heads out of their holes, they would blow them to smithereens. Then laugh about it. What a fun way to spend a Saturday after noon! Oh...and one day were were driving my mother to the doctor and I swerved to avoid hitting a cat. He yells at the top of his voice..."If it's shorter than the top of your head lights, hit the darn thing...it's only an animal!"
Oh...I just don't get it.
Marlee...up until this year we took our dogs with us everywhere too. If they weren't welcome in realtives or friends homes, we would stay at the Residential Inn (I think that's the name of it...The FOG!) where dogs are allowed and even have a doggie park. They love to ride and we'd stop at every river and lake on route so they could swim and do their thing. Vesta's too sick for that now. Oh well...
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Post Edited (honeybaby) : 5/18/2009 9:43:49 AM (GMT-6)
No, No, you didn't ramble, I loved the story! It makes Benji even more special!
My son just adopted a dog from Labs for Love (I think that's the name of it). It cost them $400 but they deliver the dog to your house by airplane or car no matter where you live, give you food I think for six months and the dog has had all its shots and neutering. Franklin is the sweetest chocolate lab and when you look at him you wonder how someone could just drop him off along side the road and drive off!
There are such wonderful stories on this forum about saving helpless animals. It makes me happy. Fibromites Rock!