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Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Thu Apr 16, '15 9:04pm PST 
Am I heartless because I support a local shelter's decision to euthanize a dog that bit one of their volunteers? (here's the article: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/volunteer-bitten-in-face-a t-porter-county-animal-shelter/article_3a673582-b447-5731-ab22-7e491 c6e28fe.html) A lot of people are saying the dog shouldn't be euthanized and it should be given a chance but I pointed out that there aren't many rescues willing to take the dog and adopting the dog out is a liability. It just makes me mad that people are willing to let animals without bite histories and aggression die in shelters so this one dog can be saved. I really feel bad for the dog but I also realize that the shelter is making the right call for the dog. Some people are attacking me over my post and they don't know what I do for the dogs that can be saved. They don't know about the one dog I fostered that had aggression issues and that it was discussed to put her down but I knew that she would be a great dog and hired a trainer. My coordinator knew it too. My boyfriend says I shouldn't let it get to me but it does. I am not the heartless one... I am the one who took on a starved dog who is getting adopted this weekend. I am the one willing to take on a 90lbs Springer.

Don't get me wrong, I believe in the right hands, this dog can be worked with but I know that the shelter, in their right minds, cannot adopt this dog out because they could be sued and any rescue that takes him can get sued if he bites again. But I feel sorry for the perfectly healthy animals who die everyday because no one advocates for them because they don't have the heroic back story. They were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time... where is their advocate? Oh that's right... they don't have many because people are too caught up with dogs with the back story that could make a good book. I shouldn't say these dogs don't have an advocate because I know Sarah's mom takes these dogs to foster... I foster perfectly normal dogs too. And so do so many of you but it hurts me when people ignore them and petition to save dogs that have these histories while dogs without these histories die. I know it seems like I am dooming all dogs with bad histories to die... I know in the right hands they make wonderful dogs but there are not enough of those people around. I mean not everyone is like former dogster Asher's mom or Toto's mom.

The people who are talking about saving this dog are saying Akita's are dominant and the volunteer is was submitting...these are the people who want to save the dog...the people who are using outdated terms... do you know what dominating this dog will do?! It will make the issue worse. And for the love of Dogs.. why am I preaching to the choir?

I really am upset over this... I really don't want the dog to die but I don't want someone else bitten or a shelter or rescue sued because he bit again... Is this an example of circle logic?

Sorry for the long post... it just upsets me greatly that people are attacking my character without know me or listening to what I am saying. frown
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Tue Apr 14, '15 7:12pm PST 
Not that I'm counting down but 8 working days at BK left... Boyfriend gave me his rice cooker/steamer/slow cooker and I have Pinterest... I may like this not working weekend thing a little too much.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Fri Apr 10, '15 5:22pm PST 
So...I finally gave notice to Burger King today...wishes wishes wishes wishes
I start my new job the 27th. I am super excited. Four ten hour days... so I get one day off during the week plus my weekends. I think Isabelle will approve. smile
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Wed Apr 8, '15 8:20pm PST 
Lily and Flicka let me tell you a tale of karma. One day I was walking Isabelle and Charley on a paved path in my hometown. We were walking down the steep hill when this skateboarding kid purposely skated right at Isabelle. Since this was a steep hill... the kid couldn't stop his board and proceeded to crash into a fence that was on the bottom of the hill and to the right. Karma.

Life is good. It looks like I may be finally leaving BK and putting that non licensed degree in teaching to use. I miss working with kids and I interviewed at a daycare last week and this week I get to job shadow there for a couple of hours. I am praying and keeping my fingers crossed. Start out pay is more than I make now and my boss at BK says I can't have a raise even though I can prove I can't afford my living expenses. Of course they keep hiring managers and paying them more than me (I have been a manager for four years now). So I am saying bye bye to them. I have to get my first aid and CPR renewed and a physical and tb testing... all very doable!
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Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Fri Apr 3, '15 11:43am PST 
Tyler, our local government passed a Religious Freedom Act that would protect religious business owner from being sued if they refused service to customers that went against their religious beliefs. Except everyone else in the country saw it as an excuse to deny service to Gay and Lesbians. Indiana citizens are not happy right now, even the Christian businesses are speaking out against this legislation. It damaged our tourism because a lot of events are moving out of state. I know they fixed it yesterday but I haven't heard what they did.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Thu Apr 2, '15 11:29pm PST 
Anyone want to know what's going on in Indiana right now? Oh wait...its all over the news. :/

Just know Indiana is more open minded than the news portrays us...or our local government...
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Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Sat Mar 14, '15 12:22pm PST 
Foster update: Poor miss Molly is skin and bones. She also has worms, a mouth infection, underweight, and a heart murmur. We are hoping the murmur goes away with weight gain and is nothing serious. She is a sweet dog but I've only met her twice. I've been at the boyfriend's all week because he a lumbar disc replacement surgery and has titanium rods and couldn't be on his own for a week.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 8, '15 4:05pm PST 
I want to teach...which is what I went to college for but my personality is way to introverted and according my college professors... I would last because I know to much about history and could care less about the standards, which hit correctly Flicka... United States history in school is more or less how the US is the greatest... how we saved the world in both world wars and a bunch of crap like that. I loved college history because it made me think about the outside world and how the world views the US.

The amount of education people have doesn't bother me. I mean I have a bachelors degree and I work as a manager at Burger King and I actually work with some extremely intelligent peeps.

Got a new foster today. She's extremely underweight, you can see her hip and ribs. My coordinator is mad because they spayed her and gave her no medications and she may have an infection. But I am away for most the week so I haven't met her.
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Other Barks & Woofs > SPAM, Poop, & Morlocks

Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Sat Mar 7, '15 3:45am PST 
I am rather disheartened to learn that there are college level history majors who have no idea that Neville Chamberlain was the Prime Minister when Britain declared war on Germany... An actual history major on another site said she majored in history concentrating on World War II and the Cold War and that she didn't know who Neville Chamberlain was... I so wanted to ask where she went so I don't go their for any master or PhD level education. I majored in history and could tell you that Neville Chamberlain was PM. I love the studying the Cold War too, some extremely interesting dynamics there.

Any...end of rant... we have cold and frozen snow here in Indiana. But Isabelle loves the snow and I love that she's likes winter as much as me.
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Food & Nutrition > New puppy and can't afford raw
Isabelle the- Great

Nothing is- greater than an- Springer!
 
 
Barked: Thu Feb 5, '15 12:33am PST 
Except... vets do recommend Purina products... constantly... and Iams... While some of Hills products are decent... a lot are not. Corn is one of the most common allergies in dogs... along with wheat and soy which is why some brands do not use them at all. The fact that vet recommends Science Diet, conveniently sold at the vets does nothing to further their cause about it being good... Also... Science Diet/Hills seems to expensive for what it is.

I also just spent sometime comparing ingredients... Hills matches those of Purina and Nutro so saying those aren't balanced means Hills isn't balanced either.

As for the OP. My advice is stick with the Purina One for now. Its not the best food but its better than Ol Roy. It sounds like you live in a very rural area so getting better quality food may be hard. If it makes you feel better, look into adding ground beef, turkey, or chicken to your dog's food and things like eggs. It sounds like you have other forums you visit and they are helping you too.

Next time you go to Wal Mart, look for Iams Naturals too or the at the Rachel Ray limited and grain free lines.
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