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Friday, February 08, 2008

Lobo hooks up with Miss Daisy by Skeeter




Ah, look at Lobo sleeping so snuggly with his head on the pillow! Don’t let this cute looking boy fool you. Lobo, rather his human owners, are in the doghouse with me!

When they take him for his walk, they let him off the leash so he can go into the woods near their house to do his business. Well, on the way back to the “leash back on” point, they ran into a neighbor and started chatting. As they chit chat, unbeknownst to them, Lobo had entered the gate to the privacy fence (backyard) to visit Daisy, their dog. Her owner did not know she was out. By the time they missed Lobo, (ha, any guess yet?) he and Miss Daisy were stuck together like a kid that had just been dared to stick his tongue on the frozen metal pole in the middle of town!

So now Lobo is going to be a daddy! I am so upset to think that two houses within 4 doors of each other and both animals were not spayed or neutered! Irks me to no end! Also why were the human adults so negligent with a female in season? Duh….

On the other hand Lobo is 10 years old and this was his first time with a female doggie. How funny is that? His mommy told me that he paced and whined to go out like crazy for 3 days following his little escapade! Yeah, I bet he did… I know they will find good homes for all the pups but that still does not make me feel any better about this ordeal… arggggg….

I snapped this picture the last time we were visiting with our friends in Atlanta. His mom and I were talking and he walked into the room and jumped up on the bed and put his head on the pillow and went to sleep as if we were not in the room! Was cute…


Update on the Golden pups:
Per Tina's Blog... She did not pick up Baby and Bruiser today (Friday) as previous thought. "The Vet decided it was best they stay in the clinic anohter day or two. This in no way means they are worse, so dont worry. CJ is doing great and has already found a home with Golden Huggs Rescue clients." So things are looking up for the 3 remaining pups....

This has been ongoing for over a week and I know the Vet bills must be piling up. So if any one can spare a dime or two or three or whatever send it to Southside Veterinary Clinic, 2330 Hwy. 48 South, Clarksville, TN 37040. Put a note on your check that the donation is for "Golden Huggs puppies."

posted by Skeeter at 2/08/2008 07:19:00 PM

23 Comments:

Blogger tina said...

i hope they spay and neuter their dogs after this.

Saturday, February 09, 2008 8:30:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Unfortunately Tina, I doubt they will.
Knowing all involved like we do, they will probably blame each other for the “accident” and it will be a one time opps in their eyes and they will not spay or neuter either!

Saturday, February 09, 2008 9:16:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Like human children, they look SO innocent when they sleep.

Sadly, the owners probably think they are "responsible" pet owners.

I can't wait until I am over 65 and can tell people the truth to their face and blame it on being old...

Saturday, February 09, 2008 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Why wait until you are 65 Alice? LOL. Wish I had a set of "knickers" then I would have told my friends off but they would still not get it and then just wonder why I flew off the handle!

Saturday, February 09, 2008 4:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I really want to know WHY so many people REFUSE to spay or neuter! Not neutering males is more common, because owners don't care if someone else's dog has puppies.

It is ignorance pure and simple. Or, its a matter of being a tightwad and not wanting to pay for anything that doesn't gratify themselves. I know people who have money for their homes, yard, hair, nails,clothes, etc. but think it's too expensive to spay, neuter or get heartworm preventative, vaccines, etc. People who feel that way have no business being pet owners!

Not only is spaying and neutering the responsible thing to do becuase whe kill millions of unwanted pets every year in shelters, it's also good for pet health and behavior. An unnuntered male will GO NUTS trying to get out of any fence or inclosure if there is a female in heat. Females in heat will attract unneutered males from miles around, plus they bleed, like a period, if not spayed.

Unless you go into the professional dog show rings with a purebred, you are irresponsible for not spaying and neutering, period, no matter how good you are at keeping animals in heat under control, because, as Skeeter's story illustrates, it takes just a minute.

And so what if homes are found for the pups? Will all 6 or 8 new owners get them spayed and neutered and so on? Can't anyone do math?

Print the comments to this post and nail them to their front doors.

And yes, I am cranky today.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I really want to know WHY so many people REFUSE to spay or neuter! Not neutering males is more common, because owners don't care if someone else's dog has puppies.

It is ignorance pure and simple. Or, its a matter of being a tightwad and not wanting to pay for anything that doesn't gratify themselves. I know people who have money for their homes, yard, hair, nails,clothes, etc. but think it's too expensive to spay, neuter or get heartworm preventative, vaccines, etc. People who feel that way have no business being pet owners!

Not only is spaying and neutering the responsible thing to do becuase whe kill millions of unwanted pets every year in shelters, it's also good for pet health and behavior. An unnuntered male will GO NUTS trying to get out of any fence or inclosure if there is a female in heat. Females in heat will attract unneutered males from miles around, plus they bleed, like a period, if not spayed.

Unless you go into the professional dog show rings with a purebred, you are irresponsible for not spaying and neutering, period, no matter how good you are at keeping animals in heat under control, because, as Skeeter's story illustrates, it takes just a minute.

And so what if homes are found for the pups? Will all 6 or 8 new owners get them spayed and neutered and so on? Can't anyone do math?

Print the comments to this post and nail them to their front doors.

And yes, I am cranky today.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Skeeter, I'm with Sandy on this one. Sometimes people just need a boot up their a$$. You're right, they may have just looked at you like you are an idiot. But, maybe they just don't understand WHY it is so important. Lots of people don't connect the dots like Sandy did for you. About those 6 or 7 puppies making 6 or 7 puppies, etc.

If they still haven't fixed Lobo and Daisy--SAY SOMETHING! Write them a letter if you don't want to confront them in person. Print statistics off the HSUS web site. But, don't stay silent! Someone has to take a stand, and if a PET PEOPLE won't do it, then who the hell will?????????

Monday, February 11, 2008 6:09:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Boy! Can I join in and B*tch too?
Has Aunt Dot come to visit or what? LOL! Thats one of the reasons I love you guys--you care, and your not afraid to get passionate about it.
SOOOOO, on topic--I thought Charlie might have a bowel obstruction last weekend. He had been outside three times in a 24 hour period and hadn't dropped any Charlie Bombs. This is HIGHLY irregular (no pun intended)--we usually get enough bombs dropped in one trip to level Baghdad.But Charlie is getting a little older now, and I have been reducing his food cuz he's getting a little porch swing of pudge under his carriage. So on the fourth trip, he finally cut loose and the crisis was over. I really don't lie to go to the vet unless we have too. I've paid the price for those panic moments when it was nothing and Dr. Ramey was looking at me like I was an idiot. But, better safe than sorry when I cannot find any help in my doggie health and first aid book.
Hopefull y by V-Day I wll have sold all my candy and stuff and we will have another couple of hundred buck towards the vet bill.
I made some wreaths and stuff for jeremy to take. I was rather proud of some of my creations. ANYWAY-next phase is to get the St Pattys Day party on the move and over with so that the shelters can have some more ready cash. WE HAD THREE adoptions from Cats R US this past week . And one of the Dogs has a new home too.

Monday, February 11, 2008 8:52:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Sandy, Stacey, They make a six figure salary so the price has nothing to do with it. Lobo is an inside dog and I am sure that is their reasoning. Duh, accidents do happen as they now know. But until the accident happens, they don’t get it. Now maybe they get it but I am sure Lobo will not be neutered as the reasoning will be the neighbors should have kept Daisy in the house! The Duh factor reeks!

The mom never wanted the dog in the first place! The daughter wanted a puppy and dad gives in to her every WANT. They worked over mom until she finally gave in. Then of course we all know what happened. Mom ended up being the dogs mommy with walks, food, water, etc. Mom loves the dog like a child and has actually done a better job of training, (raising) the dog then the human child! Over all the dog is well behaved and we cannot say the same for the kid! Mom says no more dogs when Lobo goes over the Rainbow Bridge but sad thing is, he has left Daisy full of pups to possibly continue the cycle. Arggggg….

I have never asked why Lobo was not neutered but will the next time I see them. That will open the door for a lecture from me!

Monday, February 11, 2008 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Oh, B... Glad Charlie dropped a bomb!

Monday, February 11, 2008 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Ask if you can take the dog for a day or two for some long walks because you miss Minnie. Then get him neutered. They wont' notice until his balls shrink and then you can tell them that that sometimes happens to male dogs and it's nothing serious. I'll donate to the cause. Neutering is easy compared to a spay and no care is needed afterward really. :)

Monday, February 11, 2008 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh and Brett, your post was hilarious! You need to start posting topics here! Your comments "this is highly irregular" and you get enough bombs to level Baghdad cracked me up and I need laughs these days! LOL. And the porch swing of pudge! Not only can you write heartfelt stuff as you did with Little Bit, you can also write comedy! I want more!

Monday, February 11, 2008 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

As Irene Ryan (Beverly Hillbillies "granny") said---"Always leave 'em wanting more." Thanks for the vote of confidence.

Monday, February 11, 2008 2:45:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

And your little comment made me burst out laughin too
"Have him fixed...they'll never know--until his balls shrink." Too funny!!!! What a clue! I can see the vet visit now! "DOCTOR! Whats happening to my dogs num nums?"
Too d*mn funny!

Monday, February 11, 2008 2:50:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Now Sandy, You are too funny! I would never do anything like that. I can think it but would never do it... Bottom line, the dog belongs to them and he is not mine! I will ask about why he has not been neutered the next time I see them but it is not my place to tell them how to raise their dog anymore then it is my place to tell anyone how to raise their human child! I am only the writer (messenger) so dont shoot the messenger Stacey.... LOL...

B, your comments did have me laughing my butt off as well!
B, we were surfing the tube last night and stopped on an episode of Hillbillies. The one where a Butler from England came to help them compliments of Mr. Drysdale. Jed was in the bedroom in his long johns when the Butler came in to dress him. The Butler ended up hanging from the balcony! Was funny as heck...

Monday, February 11, 2008 5:26:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Just bought ANOTHER Hillbillies DVD set--I just watched the episode over the weekend. FUNNY!!!
I have one DVD set with the commercials they used to do for their sponsors--WINSTON cigarette--it is SO WIERD to see them all sitting around a table puffing away talking about how smooth Winston cigs are! Even Ms. Jane!!! Love that Hillbillie tag line

"Winston tastes good..like a cigarette had outta"

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7:45:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Sorry - "oughtta"

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Winston tastes good like a cigarette should, la la la. :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I'd walk a mile for a camel...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7:05:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I did that--came back with a terrible case of the HUMPS

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

And I'd hump the Maraboro man, whoo hooo!

Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:04:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Pam, you bad girl you! LOL...

Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:14:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I am aren't I? Hee Hee Hee. And I meant Marboro man.

Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:12:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.
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