Thursday, September 22, 2011

I read this on facebook...

...and then I SOBBED!
A reminder of how much I hate irresponsible pet owners who do not think about all the things that come with owning a dog, then get rid of them for no good reason! It makes me sick.

"I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.” Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today. Love, Your Puppy ... Please forward this to everyone, its time to STOP animal abuse!"


  1. This made me cry! I agree with your statement completely!

  2. I cried too. Both our dogs were rescues and it breaks my heart! They are so sweet and how anyone could just throw them away baffles me. I get so upset at people for being irresponsible dog owners. Puppies cause trouble, but that is why you do research before getting a dog. I actually broke off a friendship with someone because (among other reasons) they were an awful dog owner and I wanted nothing to do with them.

  3. Well that just made me cry
    poor baby.

  4. Oh! I cried when I read this too!! I wish people wouldn't do that!