Sunday, September 04, 2016
Yesterday, 710 and I went to three different animal shelters. We saw dozens of dogs. By the end of the day, I was emotionally drained.
It seems that amount of love Blobby has for doggies and the amount of doggies there are waiting for homes spreads fairly thin after hours and hours.
It is do difficult for me to see the homeless pooches. I have to feel they are so stressed by their environment and some of the more boisterous dogs don't help the scared ones in the slightest.
But on the other hand - while there are some full shelters, I am amazed at how many of the dogs find homes. This week alone, 710 and I have been independently looking online. And then if you look a few hours later, the dog in question is gone.
We ran into this nice couple who were doing a great thing and taking home two boxers who they didn't want separated....so they didn't!
There are sooooo many pit bulls in these places. They are cute, or can be. And I know they can be loving. But some do have high prey drives, and I can't have that. Sophie and all. They do get a bad rap, but I don't want the neighbors to be avoiding us either. I don't think it's the breed for us.
The names and backgrounds they give them just make me wince....or laugh. Some are surrendered animals. Some are strays, so they don't have their name. 710 made me laugh when he asked if we should adopt "Ava Gabor". I wouldn't change or even shorten the name. "Dinner time, Ava Gabor!".
There were two we both liked.....neither yet up for adoption, as they are 'under evaluation'.
Gaston here.....is a beagle mix. We are partial to beagles. But he was soooooo attentive, so loving, so fucking cute. He was like an animated Petey.....without the white tipped tail. And the tail was much longer than a standard beagle.
I'll see if I can't get more information on him today. There was nothing posted on how old he was or anything else.
Of course, these are just the shelters. There are a lot of foster and rescue places too.
To be honest, I was a big dejected when we got home late yesterday afternoon. I can't adopt every dog, but I guess I'd like to.
I suspect we will have a new family member sooner than later. Time will tell.
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