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Milo was a pretty good old dog

 
 
roger
 
Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:13 pm
He was a little uncultured, and thought his job was to scare my cat, and bark a lot. He finally got over the cat, and they became fairly neighborly in their own way. Milo even came to enjoy having his ears scratched.

Milo died today, and I discovered the body. I think it was either dehydration or heat prostration. He had wrapped his lead around a pole, and in the way of most dogs, couldn't figure out what to do. Full New Mexican sunlight, and unable to get to water probably did him in.

I told the owner, but didn't labor the point. Too late to make a difference, but I sure hope he doesn't get another dog.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:18 pm
@roger,
Me, too, Roger.
No dog deserves to be treated like that.
Poor Milo.
At least he is finally at peace after what sounds like a very tough life at the hands of his irresponsible owner.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:27 pm
@msolga,
I guess that's the good part.

The guy isn't a bad person, but he also isn't a good person. Ya know what I mean? He just kind of takes up space and uses oxygen.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:34 pm
Dogs are pretty much human, to me. I hate it when that happens.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:37 pm
Love to Milo.

Cognizant owners (hard to believe that is how it is spelled) are few and far between and many still care when we know.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:40 pm
@roger,
Quote:
The guy isn't a bad person, but he also isn't a good person. Ya know what I mean?

Yes, I think I do.
Some people seem to lack any empathy at all for the animals they're responsible for.
Obviously he's one of those people. Like you, I hope he doesn't acquire a new dog.

I mentioned on another thread (osso's Katy thread, a while back ) a friend of mine who "liberated" a dog in very similar circumstances to Milo's ....by stealing her & giving her a good home, when he couldn't stand to see her suffering any more.
Pity someone hadn't rescued poor Milo years ago. Sad
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Eva
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jun, 2012 10:54 pm
@roger,
I'm sorry, Roger. Things like this always make me a little sick at my stomach. Pets should be more loved than that.

I really don't know what else to say. I'm so sorry for your sadness.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 08:22 am
@roger,
Oh...that's horrible.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 08:35 am
Over twenty years ago, I lived next door to a man who tethered his Doberman, always keeping it on about three feet of rope. I came outside once and found the dog twisted in the line and choking. As I worked to free the animal, the man drove up. When he saw what I was doing, he started to go in without a word or much of a glance. I stood away, making it clear he and not a neighbor should free his dog. A day or so later, a nearby resident took the dog and kept it as his own. I never understood why some people think they need a dog, when they obviously do not value them.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 08:55 am
@edgarblythe,
I think some get a dog to show the world they are caring and humane individuals. For a few parents, the theory seems to be that "Every boy should have a dog". You know, teach them some responsibility. The results are almost predictable.
Letty
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 09:14 am
@roger,
roger, I love animals, but I'll never have another one. It's like losing a child when they die.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 09:21 am
@Letty,
I know. All too well do I know.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 09:58 am
@roger,
damn shame. Some people just dont have the adult responsibility to be with a pet. Leasing it up to a pole is a sure way to court disaster. Dogs arent really the brightest animals around the barnyard so thye depend on us.
I hate when they tie em up as a restraint when a little training will insure that the pck leader 's rules are to "Stick around" because theres something good in that behavior.
roger
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 10:14 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

. . . because theres something good in that behavior.


Un huh. They can learn commands and tricks. Then, they can learn that there's a long term kind of behavior that is "something good".
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 04:06 pm
This sort of treatment of animals makes me ill.

I'm sorry the owner is such an oaf.

Tie him up to a pole for a few hours, with a glass of water just out of reach.
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FOUND SOUL
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 04:13 pm
@roger,
I feel sick.. As an animal lover, when you read such a story you can visualise it happening and I hate that.

If he couldn't afford a fence, or a small play pen with shelter, then he couldn't afford to own a dog, because they deserve to be looked after, after all, they can't look after themselves.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 08:45 pm
This is animal abuse!! To tie that poor dog to a tree on a hot day without water and anyone there to rescue him, is pure and simple animal abuse and I would have called the police. These animals rely on us to help them and even though they're not always our animals, we still need to help them.

Gosh what a bastard!! Yes, what chai said, tie him to the tree too and put a glass of water out of reach for him Evil or Very Mad
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snood
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 09:33 pm
Nothing upsets me more deeply than when I am aware of an animal suffering. I literally can't stand it.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 10 Jun, 2012 10:58 pm
@snood,
Im a pretty tough dude but every time I see that LAura Mckennon ad where she sings "In the arms of the angels" and they show those abused animals, I wanna go and adopt em all. Brings tears to my eyes
.Milo's masters uppance should be come.He is not really a serial animal abuser, hes an ignorantly negligent owner who should be punished with whatever the law allows.
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