Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dogs!

I don't have any new photos for today, so I'm just going to go on a rant!
I am tired of people dropping dogs off at my house! I actually own 3 dogs, 2 in the house and a pitbull outside. We have 9 dogs! About 2 years ago, my neighbors bassett had puppies. They followed her all over the country, and 2 ended up at my house. One of them got really sick and had to be put to sleep, but one is still here. She had puppies about 8 months ago, and I'm stuck with 3 of them! They are gorgeous dogs, but I don't want them. It is costing me a small fortune to feed all of these dogs. There's an old black dog that just showed up here about a year ago. He has arthritis and gets around slowly. He acts like someone mistreated him, but he lets us pet him now. The mama dog is at the vet right now, because she is being fixed tomorrow. I have no idea what that is going to cost me, but it has to be done. I cannot take anymore! It did cost $70 today, just for worm meds and flea meds!
Sunday morning, at about 2:30 am, I went outside to see why the dogs were freaking out, and there was a very small, very skinny puppy in my yard! I could have cried! I decided I would feed him for the weekend, then take him to the vet and let them give him away. They usually do this for $15 a puppy. Well, just my luck, they are full right now and can't take him! I'm at my wits end with the dogs. I used to love dogs, but now I can hardly stand them! I know it's awful to feel that way, but I do! It is wrong to drop your problem off at somebody else's house!
I'm sorry for the rant, but I just needed to get that off my chest!
I did make 2 new hardware store bracelets for men this afternoon. I needed them for my etsy. I also made a charm bracelet for my cousin, but it was raining today, so I haven't got pics yet. Maybe I can show you tomorrow. Until then, I hope you all are having a better week than I am! Later~~~

2 comments:

Barrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're going through this! I had that problem for years and thank goodness we're in a neighborhood now that seems to be pretty good for everyone looking after their own dogs. I'm so glad you're getting the mom fixed. Have you tried petfinder or Craigslist for finding homes for the extra dogs. Maybe there's a rescue group near you that could help?? You're wonderful for taking on the extra mouths to feed, even if it does get horribly frustrating at times!! I am going to check out your Etsy bracelets later! Love those!

pinkzinnias said...

Oh Tammy - I am so sorry your are being inundated with dogs! I grew up in the country and people would just leave their unwanted dogs on the side of the road and some would invariably wind up at our house. Can't wait to see new jewelry!
~M