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05-13-2010 06:07 AM

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The other day I saved a puppy from the cold rain here in the midwest. It was a chihuahua, and it was soaking and cold. I took it in, but it didn’t have any tags. I took it to the humane society and it did not have a chip either. The idiots at the Humane Society basically said they were going to put it to sleep because of its “temperament” – They said it would not pass the behavioral test, and they were really kind of jerks about it – you could tell they didn’t care about the dog what so ever. I felt so bad, because its “temperament” was being scared SH%Tless – who wouldn’t be!!! Anyways I took her home and fed her and she cuddled with me all night long! I posted an Ad in Craigslist and the VERY next day (tonight) the owners emailed me and were ECSTATIC!! They were so happy. I handed her over tonight, and she never looked happier! HAHA – I actually miss her a little – even though i had her for a littler more than 24 hours.

Anyways my point of this blog is – is that it felt really good to help out not only a little puppy, but also a family missing a loved pet. Its a differently feeling all together when you are doing something, just because its the right thing to do, not because you are getting something out of it. Anyways, just an inspiring blog, maybe someone will read this and get the “kindness bug” and do something for someone else completely out of the kindness of their hearts!! Thanks for reading!


On a much sadder note, here is a pic of my dog and girlfriend. Unfortunately this Sunday is our last day with our beloved dog, Dodger. I am starting Palmer (grad school) soon, and no longer have the time for my him. Because we love him so much, we’ve decided to give him up to another family that can give him more attention than we are able to. It really breaks my heart. I am not looking forward to Sunday :( :( :( :( :( :( :(Photobucket

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 05-13-2010 07:49 AM

Well done. Good job not taking the easy way out and just leaving the little dog at the pound!!! You guys are OK!!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#2 posted 05-13-2010 01:48 PM

Great story that tells us that compassion is not a relic of the past. Congratulations for a good deed! I’m a bit miffed at the attitude of the folks at the pound.
My wife and I kept a puppy that wandered into our yard six years ago. Free puppy that cost almost $200 within 48 hours- kennel, food, vet bills, toys, etc.! He is the most loveable dog and wouldn’t trade him for one of those expensive breeds you see on the dog shows.

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#3 posted 05-13-2010 03:14 PM

I have goose bumps. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 05-13-2010 03:28 PM

That’s the kind of story you like to hear. We just rescued a dog from the pound a couple weeks ago. She is a royal pain in the, well you know, but my daughter loves her to death and that is all that matters. Sorry to hear about Dodger, but at least he is going some place he’ll be loved.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#5 posted 05-13-2010 04:51 PM

They are both beautiful. Hang on to her!! Too bad about your dog- you can still visit him, though. Good luck in Grad School!!!!!

That little dog may be hired by Taco Bell someday and maybe they will make you famous for saving him!!!!!!

I had found something and made somone’s day too. I do a lot of walking and found this USB memory card along side the road. I plugged it into my computer to see what was on it and there was an Excel file on it with all the information about a lot of parishioners in someone’s church, but there was only one phone number on the whole file so I called it and it was a guy in Tennesse. After we taked for while on what I found we figured it was the file from his brother who was the minister of the church up here in Mich. He gave me the minister’s number , I called him and he came that night to retrieve it and was very thankful because it was his only file with that info.

It makes you feel good to help someone out that way. Many times lost items stay lost and you’re just out.
God was looking down on him that day!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 05-13-2010 05:19 PM

good save, to bad about giving up your dog but it’s best for the dog your making a good decision. Don’t give up the girl friend looks like your a wonderful couple.

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#7 posted 05-13-2010 05:20 PM

Dogs and cats make up a large part of our lives. My wife and I returned an old pup to it’s owner a few weeks ago. He had a tag with a number that belonged to a pet registry. It made it pretty easy once we got the tired old guy into our truck.

We also have three dogs from the Pound, a mother and her two daughters that were abandoned. We went to the Pound to get one pup but I couldn’t resist the whole pack. We have now had them for five years and we spend plenty of time together almost everyday. They are the best dogs I have ever had.

That Chihuahua looks like a character, it’s good that it found some folks who cared enough about it to return it to it’s pack. That black and white pup of yours looks like a great dog!

Good luck with your studies.

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#8 posted 05-13-2010 07:41 PM

Very cool feeling eh? :)

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#9 posted 05-13-2010 08:02 PM

He’s a scrappy looking little guy. Good job saving him and getting him back to his family.

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#10 posted 05-13-2010 09:01 PM

Yo cuiero Taco Bell?


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#11 posted 05-13-2010 09:59 PM

Hey great story. Dogs are great. I’ve been thinking of getting one that will keep my cat in check.

-- Ray

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#12 posted 05-13-2010 10:12 PM

You are good people to go the extra bit for this little one to reunite him with his people. I’m sure they will be forever grateful. Thanks for passing the goodness and sharing with us. :)

So sorry you have to part with Dodger, but respect that you did your best for him by finding a loving family. Not always easy with an adult dog.

I have two rescued dogs who were severely abused before they came to me. Then there is that critter on my head who lost her mama when she was tiny.

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#13 posted 05-14-2010 05:27 AM

Way to go! I have two rescued labs sleeping on the futon about 6 feet away from me. They are just the best pets anyone could have. Our male we rescued from Louisiana, and our female from Tennessee.

Isn’t it just a great feeling?

And I am sorry to hear that you have to give up your beloved pet, but knowing that he is going to a good home really helps. The emptiness will go away with time.

And good luck in Grad school What are you studying?

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#14 posted 05-14-2010 05:57 AM

My dog is also a rescue picked her up in a grocery store parking lot at about 7 a.m. in the morning. She was only about 10 weeks old so I’m sure someone had dropped her off. Boy were my girls excited. Thanks for the post and Good Luck Sunday.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#15 posted 05-14-2010 06:17 AM

Your chihuahua girlfriend is smiling at you! You can see the affection in her face quite clearly. You really did the right thing and several lives have been touched by your kindness.

As for Dodger, you guys sure look like a happy family there. It’s big of you to not want to neglect your duties to him for your schooling needs, but are you sure you can’t squeeze in an hour a day for walks/runs for all the TLC you get back in return? That healthy distraction may keep your sanity during your studies.

What ever your decision, I hope the best for all of you.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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