there is one less dead dog in the world today..
Carol · Aug. 24, 2012
i was a weinie when push came to shove and took a chance on that old shelter dog. my reasoning behind saying no was...he has been in the shelter since may and was becoming a problem for the staff with being aggressive and reactive to the other dogs when he passed them barking in their kennels. i really felt i just could not take a chance on him being reactive or aggressive with the sometimes chaos around here because we are so full and i have no single spot as a back up plan to stick him.
my reasoning behind caving in and saying yes was...A. he is in poorly controlled arthritic pain...B. he has been upset, stressed and unhappy in the shelter for the past 3-4 months..and C. i think dying unhappy after months in a shelter is a crappy way to end one's life.
anyway..sheila and leila had met him in the shelter so i called and talked to them. they both felt he was a possibly stressed induced demented dog and certainly overwhelmed in the shelter environment but they both thought that he was at heart a really nice dog and he might do ok here.
sheila picked him up for me tonight and brought him over. i am glad he is here...he is actually doing pretty damn well...far better than most new dogs so i am happy i weinied out on his death and he is alive tonight, laying quietly at my feet as i tell you that he is here.