Monday, March 09, 2009

A sad story

I was at the vet today for Clancy. While we were there, there was a gentleman sitting on the bench waiting with his little Yorkshire terrier who is 9. There were tears on his face and the dog was curled up in his jacket. I assumed they were there for something awful, like putting the dog to sleep. Well, if you know me, you know I can't stand not knowing and so I asked. Turns out, the gentleman has had to move into an apartment that will not allow dogs (I was afraid to ask why what with the tough economic times people are suffering) and he was turning his 9 year old dog over to a rescue and he was waiting for them to come and get him. Truly, if I did not already have 4 dogs, I would've taken her home with me. I was so sad for both of them.
Sigh.....what a way to end a day.

12 comments:

jan said...

I don't get why small dogs are not allowed in apartments. This just seems cruel that the owners can't make an exception as important as dogs are to people today.

tanidia said...

As many people as you know, I would poll the public and find someone to take the dog. I know you and you can do this. YOUR sister.

Jeff said...

This country is way too non-dog oriented. Apparently in France, dogs are allowed everywhere. Sad to hear this story :-( Poor little doggie.

Jessy said...

That is a terribly sad story. I completely echo Jeff's sentiments. I wanted a dog really badly when I was living alone, and couldn't have one because of my landlord's being a jerk (the person before me had three cats...go figure)... I actually moved to the apartment directly above my own so that I could get Avery, and if it weren't for her companionship during the summer and fall of '07 I don't know what I would have done. I couldn't imagine being used to an animal's companionship for 9 years, only to wake up one day and be forced to live in a place where I'm the only living and breathing creature. I wish that there were a happy ending for such situations. Those two will be in my thoughts for some time.

Peter said...

I can confirm, this would not happen in France! Terrible!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Very sad to hear this story... and I think the animal will suffer so much, because he don't know what's happens...

ROSIDAH said...

This is really a sad story. I also feel sorry for both of them. Sometimes life doesn't turn out like you expected, but you have to keep on going. Sigh... Best wishes.

Ginnie said...

It does break your heart, Neva!

Shammickite said...

I feel so sad for both the dog and the man.
One day I'll get another dog, or perhaps a cat, but right now I'm pet-free. But if I had been in that vet's office, I would have probably taken the little dog home!

Carolina said...

Ahw, that is heartbreaking, so sad.
(thanks for your visit and comment to my blog, the one with the blurry dog holding yellow toy)

Celeste said...

What a heartbreaking story, usually in those situations the dog is the center of that persons life, I totally understand your distress.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Yes this is so sad and one reason i have not been catching all my blogger friends as i am consumed with cats and more cats but mine are babies and mommas with babies and the awful places they have come from. Also the loss of my 23 yr old TC . It is so sad. I am volunteering for the No Kill Shelter for cats and they are getting over run with cats now,and i have more than i want, but right now they need me to take in all the new borns and mommas, come check out my babies.