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(Buzzfeed)   Blind golden retriever, abandoned in a field, is finally adopted. A dusty reminder that shelter animals are not broken (w/video)   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 55
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2012-12-20 05:45:05 AM
Seeing Kanga finding a forever home put a big happy smile on my face. He reminded me so much of our Tilly. She didn't know she was disabled either and could go up stairs faster than I could.
 
2012-12-20 05:48:57 AM
Golden Retrievers are gentle, loving dogs. Try the same with a doberman or a german shepherd. Nasty creatures when mistreated.
 
2012-12-20 05:52:46 AM
sounds like a hassle. stomp it out
 
2012-12-20 05:53:02 AM
There has to be a special place in Hell for people who would abandon a blind (or any) pet .You would have to have a cold cold heart.
 
2012-12-20 05:55:02 AM
Picture of dog with it's adoptee.
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2012-12-20 06:04:08 AM
Being blind isn't as much of a handicap for dogs as it is for humans. They use their ears and noses far more than their eyes most of the time.

But I'm glad to see he has a happy home and is taken care of.
 
2012-12-20 06:20:00 AM
I've had goldens in my life since I was 4 years old.  They are the most adorable, sweetest, biggest lapdogs ever. 
 
I hope the person that abandoned this one is sodomized in hell.
 
/want to hug my goldens now
//they're sort of 5000 miles away
 
2012-12-20 06:25:33 AM
Jeez subby, what did I ever do to you to earn this tear-jerker?
 
2012-12-20 06:48:51 AM
My sister fostered a blind English bulldog. She was rescued from a hellish mill where she'd lived her entire life in a box kennel with no light. She's now a beautiful, friendly dog who actually does therapy work despite her blindness.
 
2012-12-20 07:27:58 AM
Awwwwwwwwww...

This will definitely make today more happy. Good on them.
 
2012-12-20 07:28:02 AM
Can I just say that Kanga's "sister" is not all that happy to have him there... lol! She'll adapt, but she's snarling at him in that video...
 
2012-12-20 07:32:16 AM

Jgok: My sister fostered a blind English bulldog. She was rescued from a hellish mill where she'd lived her entire life in a box kennel with no light. She's now a beautiful, friendly dog who actually does therapy work despite her blindness.


Not your sister, but the bulldog, right?
 
2012-12-20 07:49:19 AM

weirdneighbour: There has to be a special place in Hell for people who would abandon a blind (or any) pet .You would have to have a cold cold heart.


(most) dogs aren't broken, but too many people are, I think....
 
2012-12-20 07:58:49 AM
Ftfa.. "she's a ball catcher, and he loves balls as well"
 
2012-12-20 08:00:53 AM
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! This also just made my day happier.
 
2012-12-20 08:12:03 AM
Fitzgerald approves of this video
 
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2012-12-20 08:23:47 AM
I adopt geriatric rescue dogs and I wouldn't have it any other way now. What a nice story. Now back to your regularly scheduled snark.
 
2012-12-20 08:25:17 AM
Almost adopted a blind basset recently. Lost his eyes to glaucoma.
But I have a 200 pound english mastiff who's 'tarded real bad.
Didn't want him to try to play with the poor little guy
and bat him across the floor
"what the FARK just happened ..where am I and who are these bastards"!!!!
 
2012-12-20 08:37:40 AM
I'm getting a kick cuz my shelter kitty (since 1999) is taking his after-breakfast nap next to me and purring...
 
TWX
2012-12-20 09:01:05 AM
When I hear people criticizing shelter animals, I really wonder if they have any idea of the conditions that the dog or cat that they bought at the pet store endured in its breeding and weaning process. I very much doubt that it's on par with the neighborhood biatch and her litter of puppies in the loving home where they now just have too many to take care of and need to find homes for the little ones...
 
TWX
2012-12-20 09:01:57 AM

TWX: biatch


Dammit, in-context it's not a vulgar word!
 
2012-12-20 09:10:45 AM

TWX: When I hear people criticizing shelter animals, I really wonder if they have any idea of the conditions that the dog or cat that they bought at the pet store endured in its breeding and weaning process. I very much doubt that it's on par with the neighborhood biatch and her litter of puppies in the loving home where they now just have too many to take care of and need to find homes for the little ones...


I have several friends that work in rescue and every once in a while they raid a puppy mill. They very often resemble hoarding tendencies and are generally horrific.
 
2012-12-20 09:12:35 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Golden Retrievers are gentle, loving dogs. Try the same with a doberman or a german shepherd. Nasty creatures when mistreated.


I have to disagree here.  When I was two years old, our family had two German shepherds.  They were the gentlest dogs ever, and as a two year old, I hung all over them and didn't get so much as one bite from either of them.  
 
Also, shelter dogs rock.  I got mine from the Humane Society of Broward County 6 years ago.
 
2012-12-20 09:23:21 AM

Dr_luckyz: Fitzgerald approves of this video

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So do our two shelter pups, Waldo and Chloe:

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2012-12-20 09:27:17 AM

Galileo's Daughter: AverageAmericanGuy: Golden Retrievers are gentle, loving dogs. Try the same with a doberman or a german shepherd. Nasty creatures when mistreated.

I have to disagree here.  When I was two years old, our family had two German shepherds.  They were the gentlest dogs ever, and as a two year old, I hung all over them and didn't get so much as one bite from either of them.


Agreed, my family has two shepherds, and they are big sweeties. Very protective animals, I'd hate to be a burglar hitting that house, but incredibly gentle. Comes from being bred as herders, you need something tough enough to rip the cojones off a wolf, but gentle and loyal enough to not harm the sheep.

Also just about the smartest dogs there are. Our late one, Outlaw, had a vocabularly of somewhere between 50 and 100 words. Even spelling "t-r-e-a-t" or "o-u-t-s-i-d-e" wasn't safe around him, he'd memorize those as well.
 
2012-12-20 09:29:13 AM

Dr_luckyz: Fitzgerald approves of this video

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What a little cuite-pie...

I have one too, but she's not so cute.
 
2012-12-20 09:37:15 AM

TWX: When I hear people criticizing shelter animals, I really wonder if they have any idea of the conditions that the dog or cat that they bought at the pet store endured in its breeding and weaning process. I very much doubt that it's on par with the neighborhood biatch and her litter of puppies in the loving home where they now just have too many to take care of and need to find homes for the little ones...


My dog (since 2006) came from a shelter and she is the best animal and is very lovey. The shelter actually thanked me because she was nearly a year old at the time and they told me it is nearly impossible for adult dogs to get adopted. Especially a big ugly mutt like her.

Everybody I know is jealous because she is never crated and stillhas the most excellent house manners ever. I love her like crazy.
 
2012-12-20 09:54:13 AM
Let's try this again in the correct thead...

Detroit Dog Rescue pulls dogs out of some of the most awful circumstances imaginable (or un-imaginable) and many of the dogs go on to be really great pets. Adapt and overcome...

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2012-12-20 09:58:46 AM
Best dog I ever got came from a shelter. She's a Labrador Retriver Mix that we've had her for 3 wondefrul years and she's a total goof. loves kids, (almost) never barks. and most importantly of all" she was toilet trained from the start! She's the first and only dog that I've seen or heard of that doesn't like to do her business in front of people and even hates to do it in our yard. Seriously, when we walk her, she'll even go in the bush to do her business.
 
2012-12-20 10:05:25 AM
*sniff*...
 
Hugging my Aussie right now.
 
2012-12-20 10:19:57 AM

Cndn Bacon: Dr_luckyz: Fitzgerald approves of this video

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So do our two shelter pups, Waldo and Chloe:

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As do my three, Harry (Gray, shelter dog) Andy (Yellow, shelter dog) and Freddy (Brindle, stray dog).

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2012-12-20 10:25:29 AM
Rescue dogs are awesome. Somehow I think they know they have been saved.
 
2012-12-20 10:26:28 AM
Yay! It's Cursday!
 
2012-12-20 10:37:16 AM

Shnarpy: As do my three, Harry (Gray, shelter dog) Andy (Yellow, shelter dog) and Freddy (Brindle, stray dog).


Your dogs are adorable. My fiance and I both love scruffy dogs (as you can probably tell from my pics) and yours are quite scruffy.
 
2012-12-20 10:53:53 AM
Aw, the dog got a seeing eye human.
 
2012-12-20 10:58:28 AM
I have a golden I got from a family who had puppies, and a mutt I got from a shelter. The golden is the smartest dog I've ever seen. The mutt is possibly the dumbest. But he's sweet.
 
2012-12-20 11:11:57 AM
Huckle-Beary. My shelter senior Newfie/Lab mix. And some shelter senior homeless guy.

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Nicest Dog Ever. Not one mean bone in his body. We have a Great Dane that stomples him on a regular basis. Sometimes he moves, sometimes he doesn't.
 
2012-12-20 11:15:29 AM
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Bowser (aka Tripod, Gimpy, etc.) bolted out the front door and played chicken with a Jeep.

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He so wishes he could be outside.
 
2012-12-20 11:48:49 AM

Wade_Wilson: Galileo's Daughter: AverageAmericanGuy: Golden Retrievers are gentle, loving dogs. Try the same with a doberman or a german shepherd. Nasty creatures when mistreated.

I have to disagree here.  When I was two years old, our family had two German shepherds.  They were the gentlest dogs ever, and as a two year old, I hung all over them and didn't get so much as one bite from either of them.

Agreed, my family has two shepherds, and they are big sweeties. Very protective animals, I'd hate to be a burglar hitting that house, but incredibly gentle. Comes from being bred as herders, you need something tough enough to rip the cojones off a wolf, but gentle and loyal enough to not harm the sheep.

Also just about the smartest dogs there are. Our late one, Outlaw, had a vocabularly of somewhere between 50 and 100 words. Even spelling "t-r-e-a-t" or "o-u-t-s-i-d-e" wasn't safe around him, he'd memorize those as well.


We have one of those. Wife and I were discussing last night how that - now that the human kids have moved out - that we are STILL having to whisper Christmas plans and hide presents. Little bugger is too smart for his own good.

What a too-smart-for-his-own-good snoop might look like:
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2012-12-20 11:53:26 AM

Skyd1v: Wade_Wilson: Galileo's Daughter: AverageAmericanGuy: Golden Retrievers are gentle, loving dogs. Try the same with a doberman or a german shepherd. Nasty creatures when mistreated.

I have to disagree here.  When I was two years old, our family had two German shepherds.  They were the gentlest dogs ever, and as a two year old, I hung all over them and didn't get so much as one bite from either of them.

Agreed, my family has two shepherds, and they are big sweeties. Very protective animals, I'd hate to be a burglar hitting that house, but incredibly gentle. Comes from being bred as herders, you need something tough enough to rip the cojones off a wolf, but gentle and loyal enough to not harm the sheep.

Also just about the smartest dogs there are. Our late one, Outlaw, had a vocabularly of somewhere between 50 and 100 words. Even spelling "t-r-e-a-t" or "o-u-t-s-i-d-e" wasn't safe around him, he'd memorize those as well.

We have one of those. Wife and I were discussing last night how that - now that the human kids have moved out - that we are STILL having to whisper Christmas plans and hide presents. Little bugger is too smart for his own good.

What a too-smart-for-his-own-good snoop might look like:
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I love this
 
2012-12-20 01:15:21 PM

sandi_fish: Rescue dogs are awesome. Somehow I think they know they have been saved.


My mom says this...
 
2012-12-20 01:54:17 PM
Yay, shelter dog thread!
 
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My guy, Fluke (adopted 2006)
 
2012-12-20 02:03:11 PM

Galileo's Daughter: Yay, shelter dog thread!

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My guy, Fluke (adopted 2006)


He's gorgeous. Looks like mostly red Husky but that's quite a mane he's got there. Looks like he's got a little mix in him.
 
2012-12-20 02:17:32 PM
So it looks like this dog was outstanding in his field.
 
2012-12-20 02:54:48 PM

mytdawg: Galileo's Daughter: Yay, shelter dog thread!

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My guy, Fluke (adopted 2006)

He's gorgeous. Looks like mostly red Husky but that's quite a mane he's got there. Looks like he's got a little mix in him.


When we got him, they told us he was an Alaskan malamute.  He has what's called a wooly coat, which means he has all the features of a regular malamute with extra hair (A LOT of extra hair).
 
2012-12-20 03:24:38 PM

Galileo's Daughter: mytdawg: Galileo's Daughter: Yay, shelter dog thread!

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My guy, Fluke (adopted 2006)

He's gorgeous. Looks like mostly red Husky but that's quite a mane he's got there. Looks like he's got a little mix in him.

When we got him, they told us he was an Alaskan malamute.  He has what's called a wooly coat, which means he has all the features of a regular malamute with extra hair (A LOT of extra hair).


That makes sense, I can't see his tail. That's how I usually tell the difference. They're very similar but Malamute tails have a lot of curl to them and Husky tails are more straight. And Huskies tend to be smaller. Love them fuzzy ears. And Husky feet smell like popcorn. I have no idea why I know that.
 
2012-12-20 03:39:11 PM
I always thought the difference between mals and huskies was in the eyes: huskies have those gorgeous blue eyes, and mals have golden eyes.
 
2012-12-20 03:50:45 PM

Galileo's Daughter: I always thought the difference between mals and huskies was in the eyes: huskies have those gorgeous blue eyes, and mals have golden eyes.


Not all Huskies have blue eyes. Most have brown and some have both one blue and one brown (Bi-eyed). Or even both colors in one eye. We had them and showed them a few times when I was a kid. Mom still keeps one around the farm to this day.
 
2012-12-20 03:55:44 PM
Very cool looking dogs

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2012-12-20 03:57:34 PM
They're beautiful.  I had my dog bathed and groomed at a charity event once, sponsored by the South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue.  They had several adoptable dogs there.
 
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