Me and my dogs
My old friends Pee Wee Lady and Mitzy are now gone.
Rest in Peace My old good friends
Lady, she was classy
Mitzy was strong and sassy RIP
Jumper Boyhood Buddy
Buddy loyal friend 18 years
Samson a short lived intense friendship <
My current worry is the newest persecution, dog owners. Dogs and humans have walked side by side for thousands of years, with a bond that non dog owners just can't understand. It started with german shepherds, then rottweilers and graduated to pit bulls, because some people decided that they were too dangerous to interact with people anymore? How did they get that way and why? Are they just being stereotyped? People are teaching their children to run and scream when they see a miniature dachshunds. Most parks are now closed to dogs, you have to follow your dogs around with little baggies, while the other million species on the planet can poop where ever they want.
Recently where I live there have been two big stories about dogs. One where an police officer forgot about his partner (a german shepard) and left him in a car for several hours where he died from heat stroke. It was declared and accident and the officer was not charged. Second story was about a couple of pugs picked up by animal control apparently only a few hundred feet from their home, tossed in the paddy wagon and were found to be dead of unknown causes, two hours later when the control officer made it back to the pound with them. This public servant was also found to have done everything according to policy. Last minute update new dog story in the news here tonight.
A Local police officer entered a property to ask them to move a car, their pet pit bull, which all described as a big baby lunged at him (because the local ordinance says lunged, attacked or shows aggression, are allowed to be shot on site) In English if a cop is scared of a dog surprised by a dog or a dog moves towards him it can be shot. The dog was in it's own yard, secured by electric invisible fence, doing it's appointed duties. A review of the officers actions will be made...
The other day I stopped for a quick trip into the store the other day 12 minutes by the clock on a stick, it was 8pm, the big stick also said it was 82 degrees. We had just been for short walk and a long air conditioned ride. When I came out of the store a police officer was looking into my car and said he had three reports of a "dog in distress" in a car with the windows rolled up in the past ten minutes. I pointed out that three of the four windows were down one almost four inches as further, the dog could escape. I showed him the dog and food and water, but he still had to take my name number, run my plates etc. He informed me that while I wasn't really breaking any laws that the best policy would be to leave my dog at home as the fine is over two hundred dollars!
So today I ask you are dog owners the newest to the persecution list? or is it just income enhancement? or can some people just not mind there own damn business?