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Old 05-01-2004, 08:05 AM
Rubystars
 
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Sorry I just need to vent.

My neighbors had a little dachshund named Elizabeth. I learned this because
they repeatedly put her into the backyard which wasn't secure and she kept
getting out through a hole in the fence, and I kept letting them know she
was out and/or chasing her back into her yard.

After this had happened a few times, and they said "Thank you" to me again,
I told them they should really keep the dog indoors. They said that they
didn't want the dog to mess up their carpet (she was unspayed and they had
bred her once before, and I think they didn't want her to leak blood when
she was in heat), so I told them about how they could set up a pen in the
back yard and keep the dog inside that if they wanted the dog to be an
outside dog. They said they'd think about it, and might also think about
putting baby gates up where they didn't want the dog to go in the house.

Well they were lying and didn't do a darn thing, and the dog kept getting
out again and again. Each and every time I saw the dog, I went out and made
sure she got back home.

The last time I saw the dog was over a month ago.

Today my dad said that the neighbors had told them that Elizabeth had died
(but they didn't say how).

This is so frustrating!

The worst thing is, they got a new dog. I just hope they take better care
of this one!

Previous neighbors who had lived in the same house had done the exact same
thing with a black lab, but unfortunately I witnessed that accident, and
heard the terrible scream. That's why I was so vigilant about Elizabeth, I
tried as hard as I could to keep that from happening again.

-Rubystars



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Old 05-01-2004, 03:02 PM
Michael Balarama
 
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"Rubystars" wrote in message
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Sorry I just need to vent.

My neighbors had a little dachshund named Elizabeth. I learned this

because
they repeatedly put her into the backyard which wasn't secure and she kept
getting out through a hole in the fence, and I kept letting them know she
was out and/or chasing her back into her yard.

After this had happened a few times, and they said "Thank you" to me

again,
I told them they should really keep the dog indoors. They said that they
didn't want the dog to mess up their carpet (she was unspayed and they had
bred her once before, and I think they didn't want her to leak blood when
she was in heat), so I told them about how they could set up a pen in the
back yard and keep the dog inside that if they wanted the dog to be an
outside dog. They said they'd think about it, and might also think about
putting baby gates up where they didn't want the dog to go in the house.

Well they were lying and didn't do a darn thing, and the dog kept getting
out again and again. Each and every time I saw the dog, I went out and

made
sure she got back home.

The last time I saw the dog was over a month ago.

Today my dad said that the neighbors had told them that Elizabeth had died
(but they didn't say how).

This is so frustrating!

The worst thing is, they got a new dog. I just hope they take better

care
of this one!

Previous neighbors who had lived in the same house had done the exact same
thing with a black lab, but unfortunately I witnessed that accident, and
heard the terrible scream. That's why I was so vigilant about Elizabeth, I
tried as hard as I could to keep that from happening again.

-Rubystars

what does a dsyslesic insomniac think about at night-

does dog exist

My daughters kitty left and never returned..
Michael


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Old 05-01-2004, 10:51 PM
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"Michael Balarama" wrote in message
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what does a dsyslesic insomniac think about at night-

does dog exist


A dyslexic theist: I will love my dog forever.
A dyslexic atheist: Dog is dead.
A dyslexic agnostic: Dog is unknown and unknowable.
A dyslexic deist: My dog ran away.

My daughters kitty left and never returned..


Sorry to hear about that.

That's one reason its a good idea to keep cats indoors. Its better to keep
them indoors than it is to let a cat run around the neighborhood and have
confrontations with cars, predators (human, other cats, dogs, etc.) and
diseases.

-Rubystars



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Old 06-01-2004, 02:53 AM
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"Jennifer Huebl" wrote in message
k.net...
In article ,
says...
The worst thing is, they got a new dog. I just hope they take better

care
of this one!


People like this don't change. Growing up, a friend's family had a
constant stream of new pets in the house -- both dogs and cats. The cats
all disappeared after a few months to a year (they got run over or god
knows what). And the dogs were all taken to the ASPCA after the mother
grew tired of them. Then the mom and the family would say how they
missed having pets and would turn around and get more of them.

We suspect that another family around the block from me is currently
throwing out animals, but we can't prove it. People like this don't give
a shit, plain and simple.


Thanks for replying.

I was tempted to call the ASPCA to come pick up the dog and take it to a
shelter when they had let it get out again and again, but that's impossible
because they don't come out the same day and it wouldn't have done any good
because of that.

I called the SPCA when I saw a stray dog in a grocery store parking lot
dodging traffic (hoping they could send out a dog catcher to get the dog and
take it to a shelter) and a guy came to my house three days later, like that
was going to do any good! He didn't even know where the store I was talking
about, because they didn't have any offices in this area, supposedly they
had to send someone out from the city.

Another time there was a stray dog I found and took back to the owner's
house, and they looked less than enthusiastic I'd brought it back, but the
dog was happy and ran back into their house, and the kids seemed happy the
dog was back. The adult didn't even thank me. I asked if that was their dog
and they said "yes." and the conversation pretty much ended there, after I
told them they should really be more careful.

I don't understand why people do this. If they don't want a dog why not just
take it to a shelter? Even being put down would be kinder than getting
tossed out on the street.

The ironic thing was that the people across the street who let little
Elizabeth die claimed that she was their "baby." It's pretty sad when you
consider they do have kids, I just hope they treat their human babies
better.

-Rubystars




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Old 11-01-2004, 07:52 PM
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"Rubystars" wrote in message
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I don't understand why people do this. If they don't want a dog why not

just
take it to a shelter? Even being put down would be kinder than getting
tossed out on the street.

The ironic thing was that the people across the street who let little
Elizabeth die claimed that she was their "baby." It's pretty sad when you
consider they do have kids, I just hope they treat their human babies
better.

-Rubystars



I had neighbors who got a cat and let it run the neighborhood. I'd always
find it in my yard or sitting in my window sills. I left a clipping about
leash laws for cats from our city newsletter in their mailbox hoping that
they would get the friendly hint. They didn't. I finally called animal
control and they picked up the cat.

Later that day the woman comes to my door with 2 of her kids in tow asking
if I was the one who called animal control. I told her "yes" and explained
why, but she couldn't understand. I asked her:

1) Why don't you keep the cat inside? She said they couldn't because her
husband was alergic to cats.

2) Why don't you keep the cat in the garage? She said they couldn't
because it got too hot in there.

3) Why don't you keep the cat on a leash? She said "you can't put a cat on
a leash".

4) Why do you even have a cat? She said it's for the kids.

Now that's a person who shouldn't have children, let alone a cat.
Understandable for their age, but it's ironic that her kids saw me as the
bad person instead of their mother as the idiot.

- Chuck


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Old 11-01-2004, 10:15 PM
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"Chuck G." [email protected] wrote in message
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"Rubystars" wrote in message
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1) Why don't you keep the cat inside? She said they couldn't because her
husband was alergic to cats.


As a kid, we always had cats. They would show up, underfed and injured, and
they would end up being ours for life. Never once have we successfully had
an indoor cat. Perhaps its a regional thing, but in our neighborhood, there
were heaps of people with outdoor cats (mostly it was people who kept the
cats inside some of the time and let them out other times like we did). It
was a fairly quiet street in a suburban area. Never had a cat run over
either, nor did I hear about anyone else having that happen.

On the other hand, a friend of mine in highschool had an indoor cat. One
day, by accident, his mom left the door open a little too long and the cat
tore out of the house and into the road. Right into an oncoming car. The cat
had NO IDEA how to deal with cars, while my cats always knew how to be
careful on the street. I've heard several accounts of indoor cats getting
loose and getting attacked by raccoons, dogs, other cats etc and having no
knowledge of how to defend themselves.

I don't know that it's necessarily a better idea to keep a cat indoors all
the time.

JMO,
Jay




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Old 11-01-2004, 11:13 PM
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"Chuck G." [email protected] wrote in message ...
"Rubystars" wrote in message
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I don't understand why people do this. If they don't want a dog why not

just
take it to a shelter? Even being put down would be kinder than getting
tossed out on the street.

The ironic thing was that the people across the street who let little
Elizabeth die claimed that she was their "baby." It's pretty sad when you
consider they do have kids, I just hope they treat their human babies
better.

-Rubystars



I had neighbors who got a cat and let it run the neighborhood. I'd always
find it in my yard or sitting in my window sills. I left a clipping about
leash laws for cats from our city newsletter in their mailbox hoping that
they would get the friendly hint. They didn't. I finally called animal
control and they picked up the cat.

Later that day the woman comes to my door with 2 of her kids in tow asking
if I was the one who called animal control. I told her "yes" and explained
why, but she couldn't understand. I asked her:

1) Why don't you keep the cat inside? She said they couldn't because her
husband was alergic to cats.

2) Why don't you keep the cat in the garage? She said they couldn't
because it got too hot in there.

3) Why don't you keep the cat on a leash? She said "you can't put a cat on
a leash".

4) Why do you even have a cat? She said it's for the kids.

Now that's a person who shouldn't have children, let alone a cat.
Understandable for their age, but it's ironic that her kids saw me as the
bad person instead of their mother as the idiot.

- Chuck


That's a sad story too. Did they go to the pound and get their cat
back or was it left there to find a better home?

-Rubystars
-Rubystars
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Old 13-01-2004, 12:24 AM
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"Rubystars" wrote in message
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That's a sad story too. Did they go to the pound and get their cat
back or was it left there to find a better home?

-Rubystars
-Rubystars


I don't know which they did, but I didn't see the cat any more. The people
didn't want anything to do with others unless they had kids the same age as
theirs and were church going. I didn't qualify on either count.

- Chuck





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