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Saturday, January 5, 2008

One more thing - dogs in the news

One more thing I wanted to mention. There are two news stories that I saw this week concerning dogs; neither of which I can get out of my head.

The first was this story about a woman's lost dog who was found, but then given away as a Christmas present to the finder's daughter. How did she know? She got a letter in the mail with a $20 bill that explained what happened to her dog.

And then there was this horrible story about a man's dog who was lost on Halloween. To quote from the story: "He picked up the phone and couldn't believe what he heard.

Children were demanding $600 or else they would kill Edna, his beloved beagle mix. Whiting listened in horror to what sounded like the jingle of Edna's collar, and an animal yelping in pain. He agreed to pay the ransom.

"You don't understand, mister," a boy replied. "I want to kill your dog anyway."

What on earth is wrong with this world??? So, yes, I can't get these two stories out of my head. These poor people.....


Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

Sick, sick, sick - that's all I can say about them.....

Jasmine, BamBam & Eski said...

oh my gawd - wat's happening to these children?! i'm sorry to say, but there's gonna be bad karma on them...

k a t i e said...

That is absolutely disgusting :( No wonder they're still playing on your mind! Go Jasmine,B & E - what goes around, comes around, we can only hope.

In regards to getting your dog to sit on you... perhaps place a small piece of beef or similar treat in your ear, get a friend/family member ready with camera poised, and pretend it was totally natural!

I don't know about Melissa's pooch, but my big boy, Phoenix, is a leaner - he has to be on my legs/feet or touching me in some way, so I'm pretty used to being throttled!