Fishy, does 89 refer to the year you were born? Because if so, you're the same age as my sweetest son, so I'm going to give you the benefit of your youth. But the answer is, I agree with OldFishLady when she said, "I often question why some people think it is more humane to keep a dog in a small cage, limited human contact and play time waiting to be re-homed...that is existing not living......Thousands of pets wait to be adopted.." I'd do the hard thing first.
Molly, you have a child, so you don't get the same benefit of youth. :) You said this "I agree that you should kill a dog if it causes harm. But the dog didn't hurt anyone." and then went on there about perceived danger versus actual danger, etc, so that's what I understood you to be saying.
Guys, we're not doing to agree on this. You are loyal to the idea of dogs - not to specific facts, just blind adherence to the idea - to the point of foolishness. It is foolish to believe an elderly dog living out his last 3 years in a shelter is kinder than euthanasia. It is foolish to tell a person who was obviously a caring pet owner that you know better than they do what was right for their beloved dog. And it is foolish, and mean, to add a dig about their decision to euthanize their 14-year-old show dog.
But, sigh, that's why everyone in America gets a vote. And it's also why people vote the way they do.
Last edited by Granberry; 03-13-2012 at 11:05 PM.