gglibertine: Years ago, one of my cats tore through a screen and was missing for three days. I spent the whole three days walking the neighborhood calling him, putting up signs, crawling under bushes to look for him, checking the pound... nothing. Then I got a 3 a.m. call from my neighbors down on the ground floor. "We think we've got your cat. PLEASE COME GET HIM NOW!"See, Iceberg Slim had never seen stairs (or been outside) in his life, and was unclear on the concept of multi-story dwellings. So he found the right apartment to come home to, only on the wrong floor. Turns out the people down there had a little dog-door insert for their sliding glass door, so Iceberg slipped right in -- and was immediately cornered in the bathroom by their terrier.As soon as I appeared in the bathroom doorway, he let out a piteous wail and literally *leaped* into my arms -- right over the dog. (He also pissed all over me, but, well, he'd also never met a dog before.) He didn't usually like to be picked up, but he wouldn't let me put him down for an hour. He just clung to me purring and nuzzling.I'm pretty sure that was gratitude./I had to finally put him to sleep a month and a half before his 20th birthday. Saddest day of my life. No one has EVER loved me the way that cat did.
MichiganFTL: [fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]Found her after she'd been heavily abused by her previous owner and been found in a duffle bag on the side of the road. Best dog in the world and I'd love to throw the previous owner in a duffle bag and toss it in a cement mixer.
Stoker: MichiganFTL: [fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net image 850x637]Found her after she'd been heavily abused by her previous owner and been found in a duffle bag on the side of the road. Best dog in the world and I'd love to throw the previous owner in a duffle bag and toss it in a cement mixer.-=-You just need to teach her not to get into the garbage. Not the best.I had a great dog. His worst feature was jumping the fence to get some strange. One of his greatest features was he learned from another dog was to crap in plants. Yep, he'd go up against a tree or into a bush and crap. I never stepped in crap from him in my yard since.
sandi_fish: Rescues are the best, both my girls are rescues. One is senile and the other is a good cuddler/hugger/kisser.
Di Atribe: This thread is mostly nice, but it NEEDS MORE PICTURES OF ADORABLE RESCUE DOGS PLZKTHXI love doggies very much, but I'm not home enough to be a good dogmom. I have to live vicariously. Halp.
twomutts: This fearsome brute is Rufus. He's half American bulldog, half Shih tzu, which makes him a bull shiatz. Not sure what his former owner did to him, but he has a definite distrust of women, but he's great with kids. I do know she tore out his inner eyelid with her fingers because she didn't want to pay for a vet to have it removed properly (he had some sort of infection).His sister is at the same rescue facility where I got him, and she looks almost identical to him. Sadly, she is so messed up she'll probably never be adopted by anyone.
Matthew Keene: Anyone who thinks dogs and cats don't have a human range of emotions just isn't paying attention.
StrikitRich: Have 5 second hand dachshunds and wouldn't expect anything less from another rescue.
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