it totally sucks but it is the way life sometimes goes.
new dog in...her name is mya..she is a 10 1/2 yr old pitty cross. her owner said she was a lab cross, with maybe a trace of whippet but sorry, i think that was wishful thinking because of all of the stupid fears over pit bulls....what i see before me is 80% pitty which is totally fine with me.
i function under the premise that there are really only 3 breeds of dog...great dogs and good dogs and varying degrees of pain in the asses.
how did mya come to be here? it is a bit of a fluke but basically nicole's fault. she got the original email and if she had forwarded it correctly to me, i would have read it and said no. but instead of hitting forward, she hit reply with her message at the top which said (and i quote) "ARGH! space?" which was the reply the owner got from us.
i have to admit that i laughed and thought the mistake was pretty damn funny but i felt kind of honor bound to actually talk to the lady now. i had nicole forward on my cell number so in person i could tell her a more polite version of no...big mistake on my part to listen to the story first.
this is that happened to turn mya's life upside down...shit did not just happen to mya..it happened to her family too. her mom thought she had a home all set for mya with relatives that at the last moment fell thru. she then tried friends, relatives and craigs list (shudder) without success. by the time i finally talked to her, mya's euth appointment was booked for the next day (today.)
mya has been a good dog and she is from a good home..she has had both of her knees surgically repaired and apparently she has a life long tendency to get a bit anxious and will eat electronics like blackberries and cell phones whenever she is left alone.
now i am starting to like this dog...i wonder.... can she eat as many remote controls as mystic can?
it was a foregone conclusion....a senior electronic eating, ball crazy pitty mix, on craigs list with a euthanization appointment hanging over her head...honestly, things were stacking up for her far worse then having to come here.
so here she is. mya is a nice dog..she is behaving herself really well while i am sure she is overwhelmed with heartache and fear.
anyway, long story short.....saints welcomes mya, i hope she can very soon find some happiness here.
When we moved out to maple ridge from north Vancouver, I was actually told by a ministry of family worker that because there had been no decision regarding my new foster-daughter, and we weren't sure if we could even sign her up for school out here, that I should just leave her behind to live in a halfway house (if she was lucky!). Not only are animals disposable, but apparently so are children. That mentality really disturbs me.