scrappy went hypoglycemic tonight...it scared the crap out of sheila and leila. good thing i answered my phone!
Carol · Dec. 30, 2010
the first time is always the scariest because you are not sure what is happening. once you have seen it tho and taken the steps to correct it, the scariness disappears and the next time it gets easier. ahh scrappy cat..bet he is happy getting to stuff his face freely tonight!
i will probably eventually take on that biting dog if his people can wait...but that is a big if. i think they are not really happy with me right now because they spent a couple of hundred dollars to find out there was nothing medically wrong. but..it is part of the responsibility of pet ownership...making sure that behavioral problems are not physically based that could get better with treatment.
both thyroid disease and diabetes can make good dogs irritable and aggressive....treating the diseases can settle them down again.
anyway....if we do end up taking him, i won't take him on until we have at least one segregated living area available which we currently don't have. i am not taking him on without a back up space and plan. i don't want to take him on and then have to nuke him because i have no where to put him if he becomes a safety issue around here which he probably will be.
however... i suspect they are getting close to the end of their rope and want a solution now...not in a couple of months or more.
oh well..realistically there is nothing i can do about it. if he is still in need when we have an appropriate spot, then we will try to help him. and if another solution is found, including possible euthanization before then...the fact remains....we just cannot help him right now.
it sucks..biting dogs are the most difficult to find an appropriate placement for. they are the most special of all the special needs out there because....biting dogs are a royal pain in the ass to everybody....especially to rescues. they can so easily end up being lifers in rescue and if so we have to give them a decent quality of life while keeping them and everyone else safe....and that is not easy.
still...now i will worry about him and wonder what will happen to him...i should just not even engage in discussions or problem solving...if i just said no i could probably forget them easier and not think about them again.
sigh..i do so want to save them all..but i have been around the block enough to know that i can't.
rescue is big time sucking at the end of this year.