Some people. It’s really all I can say. Some people are amazing pet lovers who go above and beyond for their animals who call them family; some people are not. Both groups found their place in a recent encounter I had with a friend of mine who loves dogs just as much as I do, who shared the amazing story of Ford, an abandoned puppy in Georgia.
Heather, a former co-worker and an amazing friend (you can thank her for the presence of Life with Arie on the web; not only has she encouraged me to blog, but she also helps me host the page and helped me through some tech issues when I was just starting out as a pet blogger) contacted me earlier this week about an event that some of her friends experienced. Heather’s friend saw a car drive by, and then just happened to see the woman inside throw a puppy out of the car and drive away; she even had a child in the car, performing this heinous act in front of them. (Way ta’ go role model). Heather’s friend immediately went to check on the little guy. He was covered in fleas, but otherwise seemed to be healthy. They bathed him and cleaned him up. He’s eating well and doesn’t show any signs of sickness; he has a good disposition and does really well with kids. While he’s in their care, they’ve named him “Ford” for “Found on Road Dog”.
Look at that face. The farm-kid in me wants to snatch him up and call him my own, but of course, one apartment is small enough with a White German Shepherd, two black cats, and a betta fish.
Look at that face. Just look at it. It’s so adorable it’s painful. I digress… Getting back to Ford’s story, the family that was so amazing with taking him in now has Ford quarantined until they can take him to the vet tomorrow to make sure he’s okay; they have three dogs of their own, so safety first. I think Heather summed up my feelings with one sentence in her chat: “I don’t understand people; how can you just dump a little guy out like that? :(” Sad face, indeed. Even though Ford was the victim of the people who don’t treat animals with the love and respect they deserve, I’m glad that he was found by the other kind, the ones like you and me. For now, Ford is camping out with them while they try to find him a home. I’ll be reaching out to rescue groups this week to try to find someone to take him. If you’re in Atlanta or in the metro Atlanta area and know of someone or a group who could lend Ford a helping hand, email me at canismajortreats at gmail dot com.
On a side note, Heather’s dog, Dolly, had a mishap with a door and a four-year-old. Needless to say the door was shut very quickly by the four-year-old and Dolly’s tail didn’t quite make it clear in time; her long, pointer-like tale is now a docked nub from the experience, and she’s wearing the cone of shame. Dolly is quite sad in her cone of shame, so send her and Heather some happy thoughts on the Life with Arie Facebook page. Look for the following thread:
Thanks, all. I’ll see you tonight for the announcement of Mr. Fish’s new name!