Yes there are many other dogs, but I don't know their stories and I know this one's story. I don't even like oodles much. What has pushed me over the top, is the 3 day remark. If that was an idle suggestion, it has caused me to weep through the night and through today, because I cannot help this dog in that time, in my situation, at my vast distance, without help from people I hardly know. I'm in this state because a mess of a woman told me this and she's probably rushing about, and I can't reach her, and when I do hear from her, she tells me she's doing useless things and doesn't tell me what I need to know. I did not welcome giving any personal details here and then to be asked questions that would have been answered if the thread had been read, and then this... well, if you hold my hand and treat me like a princess, I'm prepared to make A phone call for a dog's life... and could you just vomit your personal details and shortcomings again, just so the one phone call is possibly worth the effort... IF your dog is ever in trouble, would you not want to know a stranger cared? Even if you are foolish and cock up everything? I won't write off a dog, when it has responded in fear biting, whilst literally being dragged by a man, or brainless, chest beating nob.
I would have given so much to have fixed this with my money and abilities, and had my privacy... I would want the dog like a sexually transmitted disease, but I do think it has clearly had an awful start and if I took it on, and it wasn't able to leave, I would, like Newfsie, keep it. The majority of dogs I have had were not the dogs I loved and wanted, but the broken, the sad, the dodgy, the ugly, the aged, the just plain unwanted and I wept for all of them, when they died, almost always in my arms and being fed warm roast chicken, and knowing that when at home, their world was safe and they had someone who fiercely loved and protected them.
I was enjoying this, even the heated debates, but I am seriously thinking I might like to leave and still have my privacy, somewhere else, I've done as much for dogs on the road, with no idea of their history, hell, I've picked up male cyclists who've broken down, and driven them 50 or 100 kms home. tho I certainly had no desire to keep them - and I am not anti cyclist. I didn't learn to drive, until my 30's
I have no idea what is on Gumtree. I don't go there. I've had a woman in near hysterics tell me all this, but I can;t catch her to ask anything I need to know, as she can't phone me.
Lala, if you are American? Older Australians are pretty well horrified at the thought of vomiting up their personal problems. It is almost unthinkable. It is extremely unlikely I would say a thing to help myself, but I felt I had to explain why I couldn't do anything myself, as far as just shipping the dog out, and taking on an unexpected dog, as I knew would be put to me. And it was, and I had to repeat it all again, anyway. I had elderly acquaintances, where I used to live, who would have died alone, in their homes, rather than ask for help, and I used to check their fridges and add things to their shopping, which is probably why I couldn't help this dog alone, now. Cos that is how I live.
If I'd not found anyone who wanted her, I would have had to try to get the dog to me, and live with cold water, this winter and rehomed her or not, and missed out on the elderly rotty or mastiff, I had wanted, perhaps to never get, and mutter over the unfairness and wept over her, if she outlived me, but I couldn't help her, without the help of strangers, and I, after all, am equally a stranger. I have no link to woman or dog. just wanted to help this one dog I knew of, amongst the many individuals I cannot know of, or I won't survive. But I couldn't have done it without help from people I hardly know.
Last edited by Menageriemanor; 05-22-2012 at 09:51 PM.
Why are you trying to save a dog so far away and losing so much sleep over it?
Why dont you save a dog nearer to you?
I dont understand...no offence, but I find it all a bit odd. Dont take it personal, its not meant to offend you bt why are you crying through the night about this particular dog when there are many within your reach to save?
Menageriemanor, Is one thing you should learn about forums is keep your private life pretty much to yourself, as you will usually always find someone judgemental lurking in the background who will pop up when you least expect it , but i dont think anyone has judged you here.
I think you may have misunderstood the silence in regards to the pound groodle. Everyone here has the maximum number of pets they can have and many take in fosters as well. Its not that they dont want to help....but cant!
Di offered to make the call for you and i sent off emails to breeders (no reply today...sheessh), but really, unless someone is in the Toowoomba area and has the room AND the money and wants to take on a dog maybe with issues, there is not much anyone can do.
Saying, this is just one of many is not heartless, its the truth, if i had the room, i have 47 dogs in my local shelter i would have.
I believe the groodle breeders should be scouting pounds rescuing the breeds they breed, but sadly this not a perfect world where all breeders are ethical and responsible.
Just hoping you are ok now..
Do you have any updates?
PS, OFF TOPIC ..sorry in advance.
MM, This morning i woke up to find 2 lovely chickens in my front yard. I "rescued" them from the traffic and the dogs that roam and they are now settled in my garden shed.
The last time i had chickens was about 18 years ago when a family of dingos took them all.
I will be putting up found flyers as they are very friendly and could be some childs much loved pet, but am secretly hoping no one turns up to get them as I LOVE chickens.
Problem is my dogs, i have found... LIKE chickens too, they havent got near them as I have 2 seperate yards but they sure want to and i dont think there intentions are very honourable.
If the owners dont come forward, i am not sure if i can get the dogs used to the chickens???
In a dillema!
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
Have a lovely roast one night Cav!
Men, how do you even know what is going on with this dog if you dont have any forms of communication?
Look, at the end of the day, I am closeish to this dog. I live in QLD. I love dogs, and would love to give one a hand. Unfortuniately, I have two dogs, one of whom has severe dog aggression and is not big enough to back it up. While my landlord would be quite happy for an extra dog to be here, my partner wouldnt and neither woulld my wee dog. I would love to rescue them ALL, but its not realistic...and Im sure its not for oyu either. Dont fret abotu the crap you cant do, its a waste, fret abotu what you can do instead/.
MM, unfortunately I have to agree with the others here. No one has judged you at all, and there are many many dogs in everyones immediate areas, that would prioritise over the groodle. I mean, do you know for certain that this dog actually exists, because as you have said yourself, you are just going off what someone else has said, and you said yourself, you don't know all the facts. Do not get upset when other forum members offer you help. They don't have to, but are going out of their way to help you in this situation.
And while I am busy posting away in this thread....
What are all those "castaway" and "american" references supposed to mean? Are they aimed at me?
FYI just in case they were aimed at me (coz someone reckoned they were - not looking at .... LMAO). I am a New Zealander, not a yank. I don't throw anything away (literally, I have a room filled with crap, and a wardrobe full of clothes I dont wear) and especially not animals. One of my dogs is an SPCA special, whom when I moved to Australia I spent lots of money to bring him with me, along with an old dog who died 3 weeks after she arrived of cncer. Surely if I was into throwing stuff away, I would have saved some money and had her put to sleep before she came?
And while we are on the topic of judgement, you are sitting there going on about how you are being judged, yet you were quite happy to cast judgement on someone who supposedly (you dont know for a fact) had been mean to this groodle and call them a nasty name. You were quite happy to pass judgement on someone for haing their dog live outside.
People in glass houses shouldnt throw stones IMO.
And just to add: I dont thnk you shoudl stop posting her. If you enjoy it, stay and become a valued member, but try to remember that not everones feelings are the same as yours, and there is no point getting all sensitive over it becuse they might disagree with you on one thing, and completely back you on another.
Last edited by Lala; 05-22-2012 at 10:22 PM.
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