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    Stuart Little, the 18-year-old teacup chihuahua, was found on the side of the Bruce Highway near Gympie. Picture: Marsden Luke Source: The Sunday Mail (Qld)

    WHO is this creature with terrible claws And terrible teeth in his terrible jaws? He has knobbly knees, and turned-out toes, And a silly tongue at the end of his nose.

    He might look more like children's storybook monster The Gruffalo than his cute big-screen namesake Stuart Little, but don't judge this sook by his cover - he's had a very ruff life.

    Heartless owners left the 18-year-old teacup chihuahua to die.

    He is blind in one eye, half blind in the other, arthritic, has severe dermatitis, a bald tail and most of his teeth missing, so he constantly drools as his tongue hangs out of his mouth.

    Weighing just over 1kg, the pint-sized pooch was abandoned on the side of the busy Bruce Highway, near Gympie, last month.

    Curled up in a ball on the side of the road on a filthy, tattered pillow, he was rescued by good Samaritan motorists who spotted the terrified hound and dropped him at the Animal Welfare League of Queensland.

    "He looked so forlorn with his tongue hanging out and you can see through his hair and he just looked unbelievable, the poor little thing," said Gold Coast resident Sandra Armstrong, who has adopted Stuart.

    "It took me about 24 hours to actually get him off (the pillow). But he's doing really well now."

    AWLQ's Michelle Critchley said it was likely someone had just "had enough" of the tiny dog, who they believe to be in his 18th year based on his general wellbeing.

    "They take the easy way out. But it's not the easy way out for the animal."

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/q...-1226186731788

    I have been trying to think of all manner of circumstances that could lead to the dumping of this little old dog on the side of the highway, I just can't come up with one.
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    I always feel most for the oldies that get abandoned. I can somewhat see the reasons behind giving up on an adolescent dog - ie. realising it was a mistake that you got that fluffy little puppy as he now chewed up your couch and demolished your fences and you have no idea how to train him and you realise that maybe you aren't such a dog person after all. No excuse, but I can follow the train of thought there at least.

    But a dog that you have had for that long?! That you shared (well) over a decade of your life with?

    And of course anyone dumping a dog by the side of the road is just plain evil.

    I suspected my previous dog might have been dumped in a similar way - though she was only 1 at the time. All her life, when we went on a road trip, if I let her out of the car for a wee by the side of the road, she refused to move further than a meter away from the car and watched me like a hawk, ready to jump back in the car the moment I looked like I was going to drive of. It always made me feel so sad for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    Gold Coast resident Sandra Armstrong, who has adopted Stuart.
    So pleased to see someone has taken the little man on. Why should he be PTS if he has someone to care for him and love him in his final year/s?

    Great end to a tragic story.
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    I know that wasn't toward me but somebodies deleted post.
    I also feel its a great end to an otherwise heart breaking event. A warm bed, good food. In all probability doted upon in his final age.
    Beau.
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    And they need so little in their old age and give so much. We've had a couple of oldies advertised by rescue orgs here recently. One was a 16yo JRT. When we move into our own home next year, I'll seriously consider adopting a geriatric dog.

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    So glad he has a new forever home...

    Scotty was a 12 year old pound pup. Was after a larger dog and saw him staring at me through the pen wire...I melted....
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    Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie

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    There are some heartless so and so's out there.
    I am sure that the owners of this little thing will be found as not too many dogs get to that age without the knowlege of them in the neighbourhood.
    So let hope someone from the area will dope them in.
    And I am against doping but this is where I draw the line.

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    I think he's adorable, would have taken him on in a flash.

    People make me sick sometimes, if they didn't want him anymore they could have made a little more effort than dumping the poor guy by the side of the road.

    We had a pair of 16 year old toy poodles up for adoption at our local RSPCA a while back. They dissapeared from the site very quickly so I'm hoping someone took them on.

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    poor little darling wouldn't need much

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    scumbags so lovely that someone has taken him in

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