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2013-09-27 05:21:41 PM
This is Magoo:

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When my wife found him at the city pound, he was so scared that she had to coax him out of his cage. He was too scared to step out of it.

The staff thought he was completely blind since he was too scared to walk anywhere (he is partially blind, and also almost entirely deaf). He had been there for a long time, only one other person had looked at him, so he was on the "short list".

She fell in love with him, so we took him home (along with a puppy).

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He's doing much better now.
 
2013-09-27 05:29:06 PM
If I believed in hell, I'd believe a special level of it exist solely for people who mistreat animals and others who can't protect themselves.
 
2013-09-27 05:33:35 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: If I believed in hell, I'd believe a special level of it exist solely for people who mistreat animals and others who can't protect themselves.

 
2013-09-27 06:12:54 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: If I believed in hell, I'd believe a special level of it exist solely for people who mistreat animals and others who can't protect themselves.


Yep.  Only three things make me abandon all logic and reason and ask where the line is to get my torch and pitchfork:  child abuse, elder abuse, animal abuse.  I still remember as a child my grandma would ALWAYS have around 10 dogs.  She was on the board of directors of the SPCA, and most of her dogs lived to be fairly old, even one or two that lasted into their early 20s.

We just adopted Lilac (he's a boy, but my 6 year old daughter named him, whatever).  Here he is with my father:
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2013-09-27 06:16:28 PM

nekom: Benevolent Misanthrope: If I believed in hell, I'd believe a special level of it exist solely for people who mistreat animals and others who can't protect themselves.

Yep.  Only three things make me abandon all logic and reason and ask where the line is to get my torch and pitchfork:  child abuse, elder abuse, animal abuse.  I still remember as a child my grandma would ALWAYS have around 10 dogs.  She was on the board of directors of the SPCA, and most of her dogs lived to be fairly old, even one or two that lasted into their early 20s.

We just adopted Lilac (he's a boy, but my 6 year old daughter named him, whatever).  Here he is with my father:
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That's such a cute puppy!
 
2013-09-27 06:18:29 PM
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He had the heart of a Champion.
 
2013-09-27 06:19:23 PM
It's all dusty in here now, Subby.

/Can't wait to go home and hug my shelter mutt
 
2013-09-27 06:20:07 PM
Well I am happy to read he is doing better but holy hell his photo is sad.
 
2013-09-27 06:23:08 PM
Animal abusers deserve to die yesterday. Bastards.
 
2013-09-27 06:24:06 PM

nekom: Benevolent Misanthrope: If I believed in hell, I'd believe a special level of it exist solely for people who mistreat animals and others who can't protect themselves.

Yep.  Only three things make me abandon all logic and reason and ask where the line is to get my torch and pitchfork:  child abuse, elder abuse, animal abuse.  I still remember as a child my grandma would ALWAYS have around 10 dogs.  She was on the board of directors of the SPCA, and most of her dogs lived to be fairly old, even one or two that lasted into their early 20s.


Include me in your torching howling mob.

I'm surrounded by three snoring dogs as I type.  One was a puppy from the humane society, one was an adult rescue from the LA city pound and the third was abandoned in my mom's yard.  They are all precious creatures deserving of kindness and beggin' strips.
 
2013-09-27 06:25:42 PM
Our dog Tesseract was found by animal control abandoned in a bag on the side of a country road.  An animal rescue agency took her in while she was a puppy.  While my wife was at an event for the agent Tesseract, overcome by all the noise and sound, promptly latched to my wife.  She eventually crawled into my wife's lap, whimpering and shivering from fear.

Twenty minutes later and 45 miles to the north, I had to make a $400 pet deposit on our apartment after I learned that there was no way in hell she was leaving without the dog, then named Fluffy.  Best impulse decision we've ever made.
 
2013-09-27 06:28:39 PM
Yeeeeah, not exactly a comprehensive Before & After slideshow there.
 
2013-09-27 06:28:48 PM

Blues_X: This is Magoo:

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When my wife found him at the city pound, he was so scared that she had to coax him out of his cage. He was too scared to step out of it.

The staff thought he was completely blind since he was too scared to walk anywhere (he is partially blind, and also almost entirely deaf). He had been there for a long time, only one other person had looked at him, so he was on the "short list".

She fell in love with him, so we took him home (along with a puppy).

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He's doing much better now.


Please stop peeling onions!
 
2013-09-27 06:29:45 PM
I'm glad about two things.

1. I don't have the opportunity to mete out physical punishment to animal abusers
2. There are some pretty decent people in the world
 
2013-09-27 06:32:34 PM
What a dog getting a happy ending might look like:

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2013-09-27 06:34:31 PM

Blues_X: This is Magoo:



When my wife found him at the city pound, he was so scared that she had to coax him out of his cage. He was too scared to step out of it.

The staff thought he was completely blind since he was too scared to walk anywhere (he is partially blind, and also almost entirely deaf). He had been there for a long time, only one other person had looked at him, so he was on the "short list".

She fell in love with him, so we took him home (along with a puppy).









He's doing much better now.


What a handsome guy!
 
2013-09-27 06:35:33 PM
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2013-09-27 06:40:08 PM

Blues_X: This is Magoo:

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When my wife found him at the city pound, he was so scared that she had to coax him out of his cage. He was too scared to step out of it.

The staff thought he was completely blind since he was too scared to walk anywhere (he is partially blind, and also almost entirely deaf). He had been there for a long time, only one other person had looked at him, so he was on the "short list".

She fell in love with him, so we took him home (along with a puppy).

He's doing much better now.


Then why did he bite the dick off of someone in that last picture?
 
2013-09-27 06:40:49 PM
I'll sign up for the mob with torches and pitchforks, too.  People that abuse animals can very easily abuse or kill a human being.  Once you devalue a life, even if it's just a dog or a cat or a farking gerbil, you can devalue a human life.  When you bring a pet into your home, that pet becomes a member of your family, dependent on you for food, for safety, for shelter, for love, for medical care when needed....just like any human in that same house.  If you wouldn't treat your kid like shiat, why treat your dog like shiat?

People who abuse animals both enrage and mystify me.
 
2013-09-27 06:43:15 PM

Blues_X: This is Magoo:

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When my wife found him at the city pound, he was so scared that she had to coax him out of his cage. He was too scared to step out of it.

The staff thought he was completely blind since he was too scared to walk anywhere (he is partially blind, and also almost entirely deaf). He had been there for a long time, only one other person had looked at him, so he was on the "short list".

She fell in love with him, so we took him home (along with a puppy).

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He's doing much better now.


That's backyard breeders for you.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Shepherd#Double_Merle

They breed 'em, say "oops" and dump them on shelters. Good on ya for taking Mister Magoo home with you.
 
2013-09-27 06:44:54 PM
I got Tucker when he was at a Humane Society. He was abandoned as a puppy since birth. Here's his pic:
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I got him when he was a little more than two months old. This is him next to my combat boot for size reference:

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And here is he is today, at two years old:

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He'll always be my puppy!


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2013-09-27 06:45:43 PM
FTFA:
Many terrified dogs never have the chance to prove that they are worthy of love
They need prove NOTHING.

The human has only to give the animal a fair chance. The animal is already worthy.
 
2013-09-27 06:49:58 PM
Both were shelter dogs.

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2013-09-27 06:56:22 PM
this is the dustiest thread in the history of dusty threads already.
i adopted my cats from drug addict friend of a friend of a friend.  nothing special.  dude had an unspayed alley cat that came home preggo about every six months.  they were tiny and living in a shiatty unfinished basement with the rest of the litter.  not neglected by any means, but in need of a good home.
Osiris and Cleopatra
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Which devolved into Ozzie or Lil shiatler, and Derpina.  She is the dumbest farking cat I have ever met.
 
2013-09-27 06:57:10 PM
D'awww & so many skritchies, even tho we're owned by cats --
 
2013-09-27 06:57:16 PM
Callie day 1 (3 months old)

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Callie today (5 months (and change) old)

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2013-09-27 07:00:08 PM

RoxtarRyan: He'll always be my puppy!


All dogs are puppies until the day they die.


Benevolent Misanthrope: If I believed in hell, I'd believe a special level of it exist solely for people who mistreat animals and others who can't protect themselves.


Yeah.
 
2013-09-27 07:04:16 PM
Okay, so the newest iPad idiocy is that I cannot create a post without it being bold or italics. Sorry, I picked bold this time.

Anyway, omg the dust in the room! All of our animals are rescues, usually from the local vet my stepdad worked at. We have a miniature golden lab (Winky) who only has one eye, a deaf Corgi named Oliver (but we call him Pupperbutt), and a min-pin, who actually doesn't seem to have issues, but is about the most confident chihuahua you'll ever meet. We lost our anxiety-filled terrier, Molly, a few weeks ago. We also have three cats (down from four), which includes Bella, a chocolate brown/black Ragdoll cat from Canada (and yes, she actually does meow with an accent--stick your tongue out at the same time and you'll get the idea).

So yeah, email me if you ever need more for the pitchfork crowd. We have lots of lawn equipment, so people can come by and stock up.
 
2013-09-27 07:07:59 PM

weltallica: Yeeeeah, not exactly a comprehensive Before & After slideshow there.


BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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Now if you'll excuse me, I have 2 dogs of my own that need a treat and a hug:

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2013-09-27 07:09:03 PM
Our dog was a pound dog.  She'd been passed from family to family because she doesn't get along well with other dogs and really isn't too fond of a lot of people either.  Eventually she just wound up at the pound.  My husband went in just to see what kinds of dogs were available.  He paused in front of each cage and some dogs were aggressive or too energetic or too loud. At the very end of the row was a cage that housed a dark blue dog wearing a funny spotted bandana.  This dog saw him, walked to the door of the cage, sat down in front of him, and just looked up at him.  It was like she was saying "S'up?  Are we going home now?".

He told the people at the desk that he'd have to go home and really think about getting a dog and we left.  The husband was home just long enough to grab his checkbook.
 
2013-09-27 07:19:05 PM
Great pup pics, and yeah, I gotta run and hug my pups now!
 
2013-09-27 07:19:24 PM

Inquisitive Inquisitor: Our dog Tesseract was found by animal control abandoned in a bag on the side of a country road.  An animal rescue agency took her in while she was a puppy.  While my wife was at an event for the agent Tesseract, overcome by all the noise and sound, promptly latched to my wife.  She eventually crawled into my wife's lap, whimpering and shivering from fear.

Twenty minutes later and 45 miles to the north, I had to make a $400 pet deposit on our apartment after I learned that there was no way in hell she was leaving without the dog, then named Fluffy.  Best impulse decision we've ever made.


They pick you, you don't pick them. I got my kitty from the shelter; I'd already gotten approval to adopt a cat, and was checking out the older kittens (6-7mo)... this one sat in my lap kissing my face for half an hour. Ignored big dogs walking by and everything. I'd been expecting a couple days while the kitten I picked got fixed, but he already had been, so I had to ask them to hold him a few hours while I got him food and a litter box! He's been with me ever since, and is currently sitting in a box a few feet away..

He's the friendliest, most laid back cat I've ever met, with super-soft fur, and insanely cute (he's a ragdoll mix). And when I say he's cute, I mean, the vet he went to when he was little snorgled his belly on the exam table and said "I have a cat but yours is way cuter. If I was not a vet I would steal your cat." The vet tech from the petstore-shot-clinic company held him up and went "omg look at his pretty blue eyes! awwww!" even though she'd just spent the entire day meeting dozens of animals. He actually puts up with people doing stuff like that, too... no clawing or biting, just gives me a "um, mom?" look.
 
2013-09-27 07:23:19 PM
This is Zoe, I rescued her my Ridgeback/ Dobie mix. i rescued her at 3 months, she's now 3 1/2. Best dog i have ever had as a companion..
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2013-09-27 07:37:20 PM
ornithopter:

They pick you, you don't pick them.


Amen to that.  In the above photo of my 2 dogs in the red truck, I picked out Sophie (the black lab)...she needed a brother so we went to several shelters.  I live on 22 acres and some of the shelters were worried that my dogs were outside in our "yard" while I was away at work (they said they were worried about the dogs being outside so much...what the fark?).

So we finally went to NOAH, and were looking around at dogs...it took about 3.4 seconds for my wife to see the floppy ears and the forlorn look of this mutt (the dog on the right with the big ears) and she said "yep, that's him, I want him!"  There was no further discussion *at*. *all*.

We got soooo lucky...they are like brother and sister.  No food aggression, they lick the same plate, and romp outside, they pick up each other's habits (good and bad).  We could not ask for a better dog.  When we build our new house in the winter, I promised my wife we could get yet another.  She wants a brand new puppy, I want another shelter dog.  But we recently met someone with a Leonberger and holy shiat we might have to save up and buy one (they average $1500 a pop).  This is why I refuse to foster parent or volunteer...I would be taking home animals every single damn day.
 
2013-09-27 07:38:03 PM

Markoff_Cheney: this is the dustiest thread in the history of dusty threads already.
i adopted my cats from drug addict friend of a friend of a friend.  nothing special.  dude had an unspayed alley cat that came home preggo about every six months.  they were tiny and living in a shiatty unfinished basement with the rest of the litter.  not neglected by any means, but in need of a good home.
Osiris and Cleopatra
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Which devolved into Ozzie or Lil shiatler, and Derpina.  She is the dumbest farking cat I have ever met.


Holy crap, the furrier one in that picture looks very much like my deceased (about 3 or 4 years ago) cat, Slash.  Right down to the markings on her face. She lived to be 18.
 
2013-09-27 07:40:52 PM
We know that someone began to tattoo his underbelly in green. We know that he hates drainage ditches of all kinds.

Seriously? Some farkhead tattood his belly green? Wtf people? God..sometimes i wonder who are the true animals on this planet. fark you dog tattoing douche bag, i wish i could meet you in a dark alley. Asshole.
 
2013-09-27 07:53:29 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Markoff_Cheney: this is the dustiest thread in the history of dusty threads already.
i adopted my cats from drug addict friend of a friend of a friend.  nothing special.  dude had an unspayed alley cat that came home preggo about every six months.  they were tiny and living in a shiatty unfinished basement with the rest of the litter.  not neglected by any means, but in need of a good home.
Osiris and Cleopatra
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Which devolved into Ozzie or Lil shiatler, and Derpina.  She is the dumbest farking cat I have ever met.

Holy crap, the furrier one in that picture looks very much like my deceased (about 3 or 4 years ago) cat, Slash.  Right down to the markings on her face. She lived to be 18.


http://venturefans.org/vbwiki/Mr._Mostly_Mittens
derpy has three black paws and one brown one.  she also gets called mrs. mostly mittens some times.
sorry about your kittums, but she had a good run.
seriously, the dumbest farking cat i have ever seen, love her, but i swear one of these days she will jump off the balcony going after an imaginary fly or something.  I hope she sticks around awhile, she is 1 year and 7 monthsish.  Her stupidity is endearing.
 
2013-09-27 07:57:23 PM
ornithopter: They pick you, you don't pick them.

I never saw a better example of that than when we got our last cat.  Our daughter was about 5 and she couldn't decide which cat to get at the shelter.  There was a solid grey cat that practically hopped out of the cage for our attention.  "This cat's picked us.  He wants to go home with us," and he did for 16 years.
 
2013-09-27 08:02:40 PM
Blues_X, that Magoo is a sweetheart!  Does he have heeler/Aussie (or both) heritage?  The Texas Heeler group on Facebook that I follow has a bazillion pics of that pose.  Fawkes does it, too:

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He'll stay like that indefinitely.  Funny pup.
 
2013-09-27 08:42:32 PM
My dog was left behind when her owners divorced.  After two weeks of waiting on the porch, a neighbor decided to do the honor thing... and shoot her.  Fortunately she got to a shelter first, and then a rescue group.  How could I resist this face?


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/mean people suck
 
2013-09-27 08:43:59 PM

Dallymo: Blues_X, that Magoo is a sweetheart!  Does he have heeler/Aussie (or both) heritage?  The Texas Heeler group on Facebook that I follow has a bazillion pics of that pose.  Fawkes does it, too:

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He'll stay like that indefinitely.  Funny pup.


Corgis sleep like that. Funniest farking thing in the world.

/and creepy too, when their eyes stay open and their lips falls down, so it looks like they are getting ready to kill you. .... UPSIDE DOWN!!! muahahaha
 
2013-09-27 08:45:41 PM
quizzical:/Can't wait to go home and hug my shelter mutt

Hey! How about a little respect?

It's not a mutt, it's a North American Fence Jumper.

:)
 
2013-09-27 08:48:39 PM

lisa0012: My dog was left behind when her owners divorced.  After two weeks of waiting on the porch, a neighbor decided to do the honor thing... and shoot her.


Awww!  Our girl April was pretty close to the same fate--a friend of a friend had this heeler that didn't have any training and chased their livestock when they let her out of her 6'x8' concrete dog run (really?  a heeler?  no!) so they were going to shoot her.  Our friend called us and asked if we'd take her off their hands, so we did.  She had been treated very badly and was a little weird in the head as a result, but a few years of TLC and she was just a wonderful dog.  I miss her; she's been gone about ten years now.  She was a Good Dog.
 
2013-09-27 09:16:17 PM
I have a dog who's never been lonely, never been lied to, never had to scuffle in fear, nothing denied to. Born at the instant the church-bell chimed, and the whole world whispering: born at the right time.

In case anyone forgot some stories and dogs are just... happy.
 
2013-09-27 09:19:56 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: We know that someone began to tattoo his underbelly in green. We know that he hates drainage ditches of all kinds.

Seriously? Some farkhead tattood his belly green? Wtf people? God..sometimes i wonder who are the true animals on this planet. fark you dog tattoing douche bag, i wish i could meet you in a dark alley. Asshole.


You know... I try to be a good Christian by example, but when it comes to animal abuse, child & elder abuse, I get the raging fires of Hell within me till I get ahold of it... I think it's just human nature for normal people to have a knee-jerk reaction to such sick horror against the defenseless (animals or people).
 
2013-09-27 09:22:38 PM

Dallymo: Blues_X, that Magoo is a sweetheart!  Does he have heeler/Aussie (or both) heritage?  The Texas Heeler group on Facebook that I follow has a bazillion pics of that pose.  Fawkes does it, too:

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He'll stay like that indefinitely.  Funny pup.



He's a double-merl Aussie ( as someone mentioned up thread), and that is the cause of the blind/deaf issues. he is sitting beside me now, hoping he will score some pizza.

The pup we got was found in a cardboard box with her litter, abandoned in an alley. She is now over sixty pounds.

Our oldest dog was also from the pound. After he escaped our yard three times in the first month, I figured out why we found him there.
 
2013-09-27 09:24:25 PM

Peki: Okay, so the newest iPad idiocy is that I cannot create a post without it being bold or italics. Sorry, I picked bold this time.

Anyway, omg the dust in the room! All of our animals are rescues, usually from the local vet my stepdad worked at. We have a miniature golden lab (Winky) who only has one eye, a deaf Corgi named Oliver (but we call him Pupperbutt), and a min-pin, who actually doesn't seem to have issues, but is about the most confident chihuahua you'll ever meet. We lost our anxiety-filled terrier, Molly, a few weeks ago. We also have three cats (down from four), which includes Bella, a chocolate brown/black Ragdoll cat from Canada (and yes, she actually does meow with an accent--stick your tongue out at the same time and you'll get the idea).

So yeah, email me if you ever need more for the pitchfork crowd. We have lots of lawn equipment, so people can come by and stock up.



I think I have found a new nick name for my dog. Thanks! I'm sorry for your loss of Molly.
 
2013-09-27 09:25:49 PM
This is Hera.

And Chester.

Here is Hera annoying the shiat out of Chester.
 
2013-09-27 09:28:23 PM
I am an AV dude and I have been involved with the North American Veterinary Conference for eight years. One of the coolest aspects about the gig is that they get animals from all over Florida and will perform necessary surgeries, cleanings, and such. You can adopt on the spot as well.
I dont because I work really crazy hours and travel. But some of my co-workers have. 

Two years ago, they were loading in 9 crates of dogs, and this one female beagle and I locked eyes. That was the one. Oh man it froze me up. The worker lady stopped and looked and said "That's your dog right there". But I had to decline. 
I did find out that she went to a good home on a farm.
/But I still think about the one that got away.
//stupid dust.
 
2013-09-27 09:30:40 PM
I wonder if there's some way to use Craigslist or the like to trick an animal abuser into an ambush at some abandoned shed or barn.


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Just kidding... ?
 
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