tonight, she said..."i told Dr. Chancy that i want her to fix my ankle like she fixed your ankle..." thx mj, tonight my ankle is aching and it hasn't ached in a very long time...i think you jinxed me.
anyway...while i am waiting for the advil to kick in, i might as well distract myself with talking more about rosebud.
first of all...to her previous owners...
why did you let her coat get so dirty and messed up..couldn't you at least afford a brush? and why did you let her back end get so weak so she feels so vulnerable now? a vet could have told you that something simple like pain meds or thyroid meds might help her feel stronger and more like herself.
i wonder do neglectful owners ever consider that people know she had neglectfiul owners just by the shape she is in now???? or do they think she is dead, wandered off to die alone in the forest so no one would ever know?
is that why people like this never bother to phone their local animal control's to look for their missing old dog?
do they think they are dead...or are they afraid to admit that a pathetic, obviously ignored, old, dirty dog, is really their animal after all?
was this intentional neglect or was it just sheer ignorance? not that one is better than the other but maybe with ignorance, she still felt loved.
oh well...whatever it was, it is over now. i gave her pain meds tonight so she could sleep in comfort. angelina brushed out her dirty tufted coat so she looks much better. i fed her cheese stix and let her sit with her head at my knee and stroked her face while i watched tv. and now she is sleeping, inside on a warm soft bed (thank you to everyone who donates kuranda beds)
tomorrow she learns the ins and outs of saints and within a week or so, she won't even remember her previous life. this will be her life...maybe not absolutely perfect, but a heck of a lot better because here she will be important and real.
when daphne 2 went missing shortly after her arrival in that terrible thunderstorm..i searched for her all night long, i phoned animal control and left a message before they even opened. i called for help and lots of people came to find a missing dog who had only been with us for barely a week.
AND none of it was rocket science or really that difficult...the difficult part was imagining her fear and all of the terrible things that could be happening to her. that part was horrible.
i want to know why rose didn't get any of that?
she is a nice dog. she has a sweet spirit.
she is vulnerable with advanced age and a very weak back end.
how could they not care enough to worry and at least try to find her?
how could you not care about her?....she is so totally and completely lovely.
i just don't get some people or understand why they even have a dog. the dogs mean absolutely nothing to them, so why have them at all?
sigh...ok raging rant is done. i have rosebud now and i am falling in love with some person's very sweet ex-dog (thank god.)