|Barked: Mon Oct 31, '05 12:54pm PST |
|Thanks for the advice fellow Shakespeare buff! Have you seen the video version of Much Ado About Nothing with Keanu Reeves?? LOL
Anyway, those are great ideas - they would work if I was staying in the area, but I am moving back to Pittsburgh for good to teach in December. I actually bought this XL harness, kong, and dog treats for him the day after I met him(his owner is using a thin choke chain and he throws around his weight(100 lbs) I 'm afraid that he'll break his neck or choke and pass out(I've had this experience with a dog before-very scary-I HATE choke chains-people do not use them properly(they are for training). I've also lost contact with the roommate of this girl(the way that I met the dog). I had planned to go back and help care for him, she said that I could come by when I wanted. BUT I CANNOT walk him, he weighs as much or more than me, he has had no training, I fear that I would lose him or he'd run into traffic.
I understand that crating is necessary sometimes, but not for hours on end. I don't think that a larger crate would help in this situation-this irresponsible girl(I do NOT consider her an adult at all) needs to learn how to care for this animal-or lose him. She also cannot afford to feed him-the roommate said that her PARENTS pay for his food, and he is NOT neutered either(which leads to a number of problems in itself) I do not think that she has an interest in this dog-besides his being a play thing when she is not off drinking etc. He is a living thing-a responsibility-that depends on her as a child does a parent. I think that it is necessary for a humane worker to be involved because she needs to realize the seriousness of the situation, and the owner needs to sign him over if he is to be rehomed. I have a friend who took in a beagle because the father did not want the pet any longer. The parents were fighting over having the pet, and he was taken back a number of times, breaking my friend's heart because he was not signed over in the first place. I wish things weren't so complicated! Ugh! I'll keep you updated. Thank you for the response Puck, no transforming anydoggie's head into an ass for Halloween! LOL
GBD and her sister
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