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Worthless Humans
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Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:12:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Went out to the deer woods yesterday after work thinking I might get lucky. Turns out a little black fur ball puppy got lucky. Some worthless lowlife drop this dog by the Tescumbia river, swamp all around, temps the coldest of the season with windchills 0 to minus 20, snow started at 10pm, snowed all night. Needless to say I pick him up and now I guess he part of the family, perking right up, slept by the fire all night. Wife name him Amos. I'd like to stake the one who dropped him out in this weather and see how they would like to try to survive. He followed me to feed our three Basset Hounds this morning. Funny how things work as I almost didn't drive out there but it just hit me to go. The Maker knew that I would stop. You know it said He looks after His lesser creatures. You all have a great day...

Rickstir    Posted 01-24-2003 at 11:41:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mac, I know what you mean. We have four dogs, one of which is a road puppy. We had another, kind of a beagle looking thing that went to my in-laws. He is the BEST dog they ever had. Our little road puppy is three years old but she is still skitterish around stranges, especially men. Wife thinks she was abused. But she is a bit part of our "family". We have a sign in the yard that says "Spoiled Rotten Dogs Live Here". Wife thinks the stray dogs can read it!
Give Amos a scratch behind the ears for me!

Cindi    Posted 01-24-2003 at 04:00:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We just got a new addition as well. A little chihuahua that someone locked in a cage and didn't feed. He won't come to us just hangs around with the rest of the dogs but I got to worm him and feed him up so he's fattening up nicely. No excuse for some people.

Juliana    Posted 01-23-2003 at 18:51:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mac, thank you for your great kindness. I hope there were not any other litter mates out there. That person should get the same treatment!

Mac    Posted 01-24-2003 at 06:23:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No others. Where this dog was had water all around. He was hanging out on a gravel road,it's a wonder someone hadn't ran over him.

RayP(MI)    Posted 01-23-2003 at 15:37:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Came home this afternoon to find we had a dog too! My Shetland Sheep are scared, the guard llamas are on full alert, and the door to the barn is locked. There are 83 prize rabbits in there. If the dog is still around tomorrow, the dog warden is going to get a call. I get dogs dumped on me several times a year. I used to try to locate the owners, calling all around, etc. Always a waste of time. If they want their dog back, they can contact the shelter. I don't hate dogs, just can't keep one, and offer it the kind of care and training it deserves, plus a dog is a hazard to my other animals.

Mac    Posted 01-24-2003 at 06:28:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Know what you mean. We hadn't planned on getting another dog but this one seems to be smart. We are keeping him in the house in a baby play pen and he already let's it be known when he needs to go outside to do his business.

Les...fortunate    Posted 01-23-2003 at 14:16:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're right, people like that are definitely low-lifes. Too bad good folks wouldn't get as upset about all the unborn babies who are murdered every day in this country as they do about cruelty to animals.
I just heard on the radio today that the young couple (I think they were from New Jersey or Maryland or thereabouts) who bashed their newborn son's head with a brick and left him dead in a dumpster got 2 years for manslaughter but served less with good behaviour. (I think the guy's name was Peterson??)
On the other hand, a man who killed ten cats got ten years in jail with no chance of parole. Am I the only one that this bothers?

Dave    Posted 01-23-2003 at 15:02:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm with ya bro!!

Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 14:33:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now there you go...getting me started on my soapbox. That issue really get under my skin also, along with a few, no several more. We got us a bunch of people who run for some of our top offices saying they will let our voices be heard yet once there they forget where they came from and what their job is. They let "special intrest" groups (the ones with the most money) tell them what needs to be done. What needs to be done is a spring cleaning and a clear message to whoever is elected that if they don't do their job they will not have one the next election.

bob ny    Posted 01-23-2003 at 12:20:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
good luck amd god bless

bob ny    Posted 01-23-2003 at 12:19:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
good luck amd god bless

DeadCarp    Posted 01-23-2003 at 12:19:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah i pity people who haven't suffered enough to care yet - followed a rig that was tossing kittens out the window one day, then they made the mistake of stopping in town for lunch. By time they got done, all 4 car tires had failed the Leatherman test. Maybe they figured out why - i don't know - pity. :)

Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 14:15:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hats off to you...I'd like to have came up when this was happening, always have something with me when I go to this remote area if ye catch my meaning.

Maggie/TX    Posted 01-23-2003 at 12:13:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bless your heart, Mac! You know, the very best dog we ever had is one who was dropped off here during a rainstorm and we found him looking like a drowned rat next morning under my car. He is now getting old, but he loves us unconditionally and is a great guard dog. He guards us, our property and our cats. He even lets the cats eat out of the same bowl with him and snuggle up to him. The best dog is always a saved dog because he knows he owes you his life.
Oh, and I see where you are in Corinth! I have distant kinfolk there and my grandmother was born in Hightown and mother in Rienzi.

Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 14:20:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Always said this ole world is not as big as we think. My niece lives just south of Rienzi by the RR tracks and been to Hightown many times. Like to hunt civil war relics and arrowheads.

cowgirlj    Posted 01-23-2003 at 12:05:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is just terrible what some peolpe will do to animals. Thank goodness you have a good heart and rescued the little critter. Good luck to ya'

Nathan(GA)    Posted 01-23-2003 at 11:06:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Mac! Mighty neighborly of ya.

bob    Posted 01-23-2003 at 10:59:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mac my DIL picked up a rat terrier on road who had been dumped and beaten. put ad in paper and nobody claimed him so he is with their other dogs Last week he was running across neighbors field and got a real bad cut to the tune of 150.oo vet bill .Took him bavck to pull stitches and he wondered how family bonded with him I told him they must be pretty strong to pay bill like that and he didn,t charge this time Some things in life are PRICELESS. you would think he had lived his entire life there and at my place.maybe someone watching from above

Lori    Posted 01-23-2003 at 10:47:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you! We live in the woods and have strays dumped all the time. Have the best and loyalist herd of dogs you have ever seen. Way to go!

Nan(TX)    Posted 01-23-2003 at 10:19:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It is a disgrace the way people treat living creatures without a second thought to what happens to them next. Pass the buck and donít look back .I pray one day they will be held accountable to a higher power than their conscious. God bless you .

Salmoneye    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:58:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for picking him up!

Patria / PR    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:42:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sometimes when another thing couldn't go worse than already is, a froze pipe went caput. Then againg chances are that you end-up with a loyal new mate. Life doesn't get any better than that.
Have fun.

Larry    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:27:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]

You did the right thing. I am a sucker for a stray dog too.

Scott Hansen    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:22:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You, my friend, are one good person. Got pics of the newcomer we can see? Where is it you are at?

Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:33:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in NE Mississippi, Corinth. Appreciate the comments. I'm just a ole softy when it comes to things like that.

Scott Hansen    Posted 01-23-2003 at 13:07:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Of course now, if it were Sean Penn, Cindy Williams, or Jane Fonda....................

Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:54:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll get a pic as soon as I can get his skin condition cleared up. He looks pretty rough right now but he's black as coal with off white toes on both hind feet, a white tip tail and some white in in his chest. Oh yes, his feet are as big as a can of Skoal, short snout and short round ears. Has fur not hair, looks like a small bear now.

Scott Hansen    Posted 01-23-2003 at 10:05:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A Newfoundland??? Webbed feet?

Mac    Posted 01-24-2003 at 06:32:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Checked his feet and they are webbed. You should see this pup making his bed, uses his feet to rake up bedding in a pile and use his mouth to put bedding where he wants it.

Ray    Posted 01-23-2003 at 09:15:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have found that people like that get what they got coming in the long run, God Bless you for doing what you have done.

capp    Posted 01-23-2003 at 14:23:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Mac for what you have done. I am like you to. I got my dog 10 years ago out in the middle of a swollen creek. Would have drown but my neighbor swam out and got him. He was the best dog I've ever had. His kidneys quit working and the vet could do nothing, I lost my friend 4 days ago and it really hurts. I cried for 2 days, will surely miss him. There was 3 puppies that someone put out one night, about a month ago, by the house, me and my wife took them in and are feeding them and sheltering them. Like you said the the best dogs are the ones you rescue. Take care and God bless you.

Mac    Posted 01-23-2003 at 14:43:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My heart is out for you. Just over a year ago I had to have my mini poodle put down due to cancer. The wife had her several years before I came along bout seven years ago. The wife could go and come and never see the dog but let me come home and she would meet me at the door and make ever step I made. I could say What you want Clem and she would act like she would bark with no sound, then I say I can't hear you and she 'd let it go. I still miss her. Matter of fact today at lunch Amos looked up at me with his head on his paws, sort of rolled his eyes up and I told the wife he rolled them eyes just like Clemmy use to.

Jan    Posted 01-24-2003 at 10:47:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mac I'm a big softy too when it comes to Gods creatures. Growing up on a ranch we had the best pack of stray cow dogs in the county. Every one of them was dumped off and worth their weight in gold to us. I have a basset too, and you know he was a stray as well. Not much good when it comes to ranch life, (guess it's a good thing that I live in town now ) but he sure means the world to me.

I just want to say that you are a good person to take this pup and give him a home. Can't wait to see pics of him.

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