The Dog !


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303tom
January 13, 2013, 10:23 AM
A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun
Too faithful to leave too frightened to run.
He's been here for days now with nothing to do
But sit by the road, waiting for you.
He can't understand why you left him that day
He thought you and he were stopping to play.

He's sure you'll come back, and that's why he stays
How long will he suffer? How many more days?
His legs have grown weak; his throat is parched and dry.
He's sick now from hunger, and falls with a sigh.
He lays down his head and closes his eyes.
I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies.

~ Kathy Flood ~

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cpt-t
January 13, 2013, 01:08 PM
303tom: Thank you I really enjoy a good story. And that was a good one. Story telling was a art form at one time, but thoes times are gone. The OLD MEN that we use to see sitting on the park benches, that use to tell all thoes great old story`s. Have all gone home, and I miss them, and I miss that time. Again Great Story, Thank You.
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courtgreene
January 14, 2013, 10:46 PM
so... anyone going to explain why the dog was left? am I not getting something? I don't know about the rest of THR but now I'm mildly depressed and going in for some therapeutic petting with my dog, who I would never leave sitting by the road.
Oh, and if this is an actual dog that you've been watching... GO GET THE THING! At least take it some food. (there really must be something I'm not getting here.)

Axel Larson
January 14, 2013, 11:47 PM
It is rather depressing. I would pet a dog but our current apartment does not allow dogs so my wife and I have not gotten one yet. Moving when the lease is up hopefully.

JEB
January 14, 2013, 11:59 PM
so... anyone going to explain why the dog was left? am I not getting something? I don't know about the rest of THR but now I'm mildly depressed and going in for some therapeutic petting with my dog, who I would never leave sitting by the road.
Oh, and if this is an actual dog that you've been watching... GO GET THE THING! At least take it some food. (there really must be something I'm not getting here.)

yeah....i'm with you....i dont quite get whats going on here...:scrutiny:

armoredman
January 15, 2013, 12:07 AM
You have never adopted a rescue dog, have ya. It's a story about a faithful loving puppy being deliberately abandoned by a callous owner, to die, a parable of an action that happens often, by humans who are casually cruel. Dogs are faithful and loyal, and if someone doesn't want one they have, they should find a no-kill shelter in your area. Some will come do pick ups.
I gave my big rescued Golden Retriever Clifford a big hug after reading that one - that will get a dog lover right in the short ribs.

armoredman
January 15, 2013, 12:25 AM
Forgive me, 303tom, this looked like the thing to do. Do you mind if I share it on Facebook?
Edit, had the wrong author on it! Whoops.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/DogbyKathyFlood.jpg

rcmodel
January 15, 2013, 12:31 AM
yeah....i'm with you....i dont quite get whats going on here...If you lived in the country, you would get it quite well.

City folks bring unwanted dogs & cats to the country and dump them along the road all the time.
(Where they can hunt, have a full stomach all the time, & Bee Happy right????)

And trust me, they are doing them NO favors.
A bullet to the head and tossed in a dumpster with the trash would be kinder gentler way for them to die.

Domestic animals have no clue how to survive alone in the wild, anymore then the people who dump them have.

rc

788Ham
January 15, 2013, 12:34 AM
Read about 3 or 4 threads down, about Daisy Dog RIP. Don't really know what the purpose of this is, care to explain?

303tom
January 15, 2013, 12:54 AM
Forgive me, 303tom, this looked like the thing to do. Do you mind if I share it on Facebook?
Edit, had the wrong author on it! Whoops.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/DogbyKathyFlood.jpg
No I don`t mind, please share it...............

rcmodel
January 15, 2013, 01:51 AM
Read about 3 or 4 threads down, about Daisy Dog RIP. Don't really know what the purpose of this is, care to explain? I'm not finding anything like that in this thread.

There was a Daisy Dog thread in Hunting today:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=695582&highlight=daisy+dog

rc

bainter1212
January 15, 2013, 10:18 AM
I have seen dogs dumped in my neck of the woods so often....
On Sunday I was at work, cleaning out my work truck, and this big Pitbull comes sauntering up to me, obviously lost. He had a tag with three phone #s on it. I left messages at all three #s. After I was done with the truck, I took him to the local shelter and dropped him off. He is a sweet dog and I am sure he will find a good home. It is clear to me that his owners do not want him, since it has been three days and they have not called me asking where their dog is.

blindhari
January 15, 2013, 11:20 AM
My brother in law and I went out varmint hunting on private ranch here in Az up on the Mogollon Rim. Rancher had been losing calves which coyotes are sometimes responsible for. We set up almost eight miles in off county road and started calling. In came two Rotts, semi starving, infested and bad condition. I got the first and he shot the tailing dog. These purebred dogs did not get there by accident. Some low life took a pair of dogs out and dumped them. Rancher lost a $1000 for every calf they took. I had to shoot a feral that day created by some idiot. It is a lousy feeling to have to put down some one elses dog. Not the first time though and probably not the last.

blindhari

zdc1775
January 15, 2013, 12:23 PM
I used to see this all the time at my old house. We would try to feed the ones we could and take then to a shelter that my wife and I volunteered at, unfortunately all too often they were too far gone for it to do any good. Fortunately I haven't seen this at our new house. But one of the things that always disgusted me was the so many of them were "vicious" breeds. Which just perpetuates the cycle of them being mean, but just like firearms its not the "thing" thats wrong its the user/owner.

JEB
January 15, 2013, 12:50 PM
You have never adopted a rescue dog, have ya.

If you lived in the country, you would get it quite well.

yes i have adopted rescue dogs, and yes i have lived in the country for all but ten months of my life. our house was a popular spot to drop off unwanted animals in my youth, i guess because folks knew that they would be taken care of there. whatever. this just all seemed like a strange thing to find in the hunting section. i see the title and i think im about to find a nice write-up about someone's faithful hunting companion, but instead i get a depressing dose of poetry and nothing else to explain how this is hunting related or why it is even here.

armoredman
January 16, 2013, 12:49 PM
It's related in that hunters, unlike the propaganda the Bambiests publish, tend to be very much "animal people". We may use our firearms to kill game animals, but we also love our companion animals, and do what we can to help animals in distress. My wife volunteered to foster dogs for no kill shelters for years, until the ones we just couldn't let go started to add up. I have breeds meant for hunting, but they just get spoiled rotten at home instead.

svtruth
January 16, 2013, 02:42 PM
I have an Australian Cattle Dog my son's girlfriend got from a shelter. They are very loyal, homebody dogs, to get to a shelter he had to be abandoned. He had a rocky start here, very insecure. Still does not like the kitchen, bathrooms, the hose, or loud noises, not too difficult to imagine his history.
If you can have a dog with you all the time and want a smart, loyal, protective, athletic dog, I recommend one.

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