makes me cry when I read stuff like this, its so wrong!!! The owners believe it is all the dog's fault-My grandma bred dogs since she was a young woman, she taught me to love and respect the animal, and the one thing she always made sure I knew is that it is never the dogs fault! I was young when she told me this, and didn't learn to understand the true meaning of it until I grew up, I now see-if an owner wants a guard dog they teach them to be aggressive and don't understand why they are unable to handle the dog that was once so sweet! (most often I see it is pitbulls-actually when trained properly one of the sweetest and most loyal dogs you could find(90% of dogs in shelters in the UK are pitbulls) The ones that never attempt to discipline the dog then complain that they ate the kids stuffed toy, or a shoe, or took some meat off the counter, or ran on the furniture-who's fault?NOT THE DOGS! and every one of them suffers, every single one suffers for the mistakes that were not their own. If it is being put down for being over aggressive or spending the rest of their days in a shelter wondering what their mistake was, every single one of them suffers. Makes me so sad to think of the many dogs out there that deserve so much better!!! :(
Anyway, I found another poem here! Got it in a booklet from eves puppy training class:
Rescue Pets Christmas poem
"Tis the night before christmas and all through the town
Every shelter is full-we are lost but not found.
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
We hope every minute that someone will care.
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
'Come here, Max and Sparkle-come fetch your new ball!'
But now we sit here and think of the days
We were treated so fondly-we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew,
Now we're no longer yound and we're no longer new.
So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
They reacted so quickly-why were they so rash?
We 'jump on the children, don't come when they call',
We 'bark when they leave us, climb over the wall'
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
Now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew,
We'd have done what they asked us and worshipped them too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse-left to roam,
Now we're tired and we're lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us goodbye,
'Maybe someone else will give you a try!'
So now here we are, all confused and alone,
In a shelter with others who long for a home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
With so many to care for, they cant stay for a chat.
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer,
We know that they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads,
Of a home filled with love and our own cosy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears,
Our friends filled with emptiness, worry and fear.
If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn,
Could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year,
Can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat,
And help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
And more of us will, if more people will give.
Proud mum of : Gandalf, Lily,(ohm bettas)
Pineapple (male betta)
Jade, Indigo (hm bettas)
a few platys, a few guppies,
a few shrimp,
and whatever else sneaked into my tank while I wasnt looking
If it moves. . .BITE IT!!!