What Happens to Mis-Managed Dogs with irresponsible owners?
Dear Mom and Dad,
I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge .
Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn't know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.
Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn't get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I'm here! I want to be your best friend."
Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn't make me learn how.
Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn't pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't shown my teeth to that stranger? But I'm a chow chow! I'm a shar-pei! We were bred for guarding. Didn't you know that? Didn't you take the time to read about my kind before you brought me home? You could have helped by having me sterilized and socializing me and taking me to school. You could have made sure that my entropian was repaired so that I didn't have to walk around in pain 24/7/365. Is the only reason you brought me home because I was, "cute and fluffy"? - or "cute and wrinkly"?. I thought you brought me home because you loved me, made a responsible, lifetime committement to me, and wanted me to have a forever future with you and our family.
Would I still be at home ,if I didn't nip the todder? Especially the toddler who YOU kept letting play near my food bowl, after starving me all day so I would only go poo once a day? you know, the same toddler that pulls out my hair, bothers me when I'm sleeping, slaps me and often hurts me. If you are not there to tell him, I have to. I'm instinctual and that's how I talk to my brothers and sisters when they mis-behave around me.My own Mom or Dad would have taught me and my siblings not to bother each other when we are eating or doing other wrong things, so no nipping would have been needed anyways. Why couldn't you teach your own toddler how to behave properly around dogs like other humans do?
I died today.
Love, Your Puppy
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