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(Daily Star)   Internet campaign prevents euthanasia of 'most depressed dog in world', finds it a permanent home instead. With pics that make you go, "Yeah, now THAT'S a depressed dog. Weird"   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 57
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2014-02-12 10:55:16 AM  
My guess is he just lost a bunch of money on the stock market.
 
2014-02-12 11:48:38 AM  
But Obama said he'd change everything with his magic time machine.
 
2014-02-12 11:49:12 AM  
Maybe he voted for Romney.
 
2014-02-12 11:51:23 AM  
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pics.imcdb.org

"If your dog looks sad at the end of your lap you lose."
"But a Saint Bernard always looks sad."
 
2014-02-12 11:53:53 AM  
Cheer up, dog.
 
2014-02-12 11:56:18 AM  
Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fark you people that treat animal like disposable objects. Just farking kill yourself.
 
2014-02-12 11:57:47 AM  
That looks more like a dog who is shy rather than depressed.
 
2014-02-12 11:58:42 AM  
Just give it some beggin strips
 
2014-02-12 12:00:38 PM  

abhorrent1: Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fark you people that treat animal like disposable objects. Just farking kill yourself.


I love a good ITG in the morning.
 
2014-02-12 12:02:14 PM  
Chances the dog debacles the new owner?  About 85-90%.

FTFA:
Chelsea has behavioural problems, and had tried to bite people at her shelter
 
2014-02-12 12:03:47 PM  
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2014-02-12 12:08:13 PM  

fickenchucker: Chances the dog debacles the new owner?  About 85-90%.

FTFA:
Chelsea has behavioural problems, and had tried to bite people at her shelter


Ain't nothing that can't be fixed unless something is medically wrong with the pup's brain.
 
2014-02-12 12:08:13 PM  

MadMattressMack: abhorrent1: Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fark you people that treat animal like disposable objects. Just farking kill yourself.

I love a good ITG in the morning.


I don't think ITG means what you think it means.
 
2014-02-12 12:13:29 PM  
Presumably her new owners will be well aware of her propensities and willing to put in the time and effort to work with her. That poor thing, I bet she was previously abused.

/sometimes animals, like people, need extra time and care.
 
2014-02-12 12:21:36 PM  
Huh.  When I saw the campaign flying around facebook, there was no mention that the dog had behavioral problems, just that she was sweet.  That's a little concerning.  I hope the new owners are able to handle a dog that needs some extra love and training for that kind of thing.
 
2014-02-12 12:22:55 PM  
The greatest tragedy here is that the alternate "Most Depressed Dog in the World" ad campaign that Dos Equis was going to run never saw the light of day.
 
2014-02-12 12:25:30 PM  

Queensowntalia: Presumably her new owners will be well aware of her propensities and willing to put in the time and effort to work with her. That poor thing, I bet she was previously abused.

/sometimes animals, like people, need extra time and care.


Yup, definitely an abused dog. My fourth dog was also abused, and we got him complete with scars where he was apparently used for airsoft or bb gun target practice. He's still a little shiat, but worth the effort.

Can always tell from their mannerisms around people....
 
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2014-02-12 12:25:49 PM  

ByOwlLight: Huh.  When I saw the campaign flying around facebook, there was no mention that the dog had behavioral problems, just that she was sweet.  That's a little concerning.  I hope the new owners are able to handle a dog that needs some extra love and training for that kind of thing.


Shelters hate getting dogs back so it's more than likely that when the family who did adopt the dog went to the shelter, they were fully told of all the issues. Plus, by the sounds of it, five minutes with the dog would have explained those issues to someone who was even the least bit competent about animal body language.


I just feel sad that this one dog got all this attention and there are so many other dogs who need homes, too. Not every dog can have a great story that goes viral, but I wish they could :(
 
2014-02-12 12:25:51 PM  

Cagey B: The greatest tragedy here is that the alternate "Most Depressed Dog in the World" ad campaign that Dos Equis was going to run never saw the light of day.


Fark you AND the new keyboard you now owe me.
 
2014-02-12 12:41:47 PM  

Cagey B: The greatest tragedy here is that the alternate "Most Depressed Dog in the World" ad campaign that Dos Equis was going to run never saw the light of day.


I don't always stand in the corner crying, but when i do, you can bet there are cameras around. Stay sad my friends.
 
2014-02-12 12:45:45 PM  
www.tampabay.com

Chelsea the dog responded well to to her new owner's enthusiasm at her arrival.
 
2014-02-12 12:46:53 PM  
You think you've got problems, dog? There are puppies dying of heartworm. There's an American dog being held hostage by the Taliban. My dog just got his nuts cut off. His  nuts. So why don't you call off the pity-party and snap out of it? Because I guarantee there are dogs with  reasons to be sad and you're not one of them.

/there, that should do the trick
//now, to cure my wife's depression
 
2014-02-12 12:47:10 PM  
Looks like a pit mix. Probably depressed because he doesn't have any babies to eat or owners to turn on.

/sorry, had to beat the cool kids.
//yes, dog lover.
 
2014-02-12 12:49:25 PM  
This pup looks a lot like one of our 'regulars' at the kennel where I used to work. Every time, she would get severely depressed, wouldn't eat, drink, leave her kennel, etc. I was admittedly scared to death of her because she snapped at me when I tried to put her leash on to try and lead her out. Add that to the 'bully' look and I just couldn't stop the fear. There was another girl who would end up working with her each time, slowly gaining her trust until the dog actually would get excited when she'd be brought in (so long as that particular girl was the one to check her in). We were concerned she was being abused at home, but she acted the same with her owner as with that girl. Said owner told us he thought she'd been abused by the people who had her before him, but she was incredibly sweet with everyone, so long as she was home where she was comfortable. I never was able to work with her by myself, but with my coworker there it was fine. It did annoy me a lot that he kept bringing her somewhere she obviously wasn't comfortable.

Anyway, point is, I'm sure with the right people she'll do fine, and I'm happy she was saved. :)
 
2014-02-12 12:59:24 PM  
Should've call this guy to help.

..but seriously once a dog is in the habit of biting especially like a pit bull mix it's becomes a HUGE liability for her new owners.. I really really hope they are expert dog handlers and not just some family adopting her just from symphathy sake.
 
2014-02-12 01:27:32 PM  

varmitydog: [www.tampabay.com image 746x496]

Chelsea the dog responded well to to her new owner's enthusiasm at her arrival.


Oddly, I already had you farkied as "racist."
 
2014-02-12 01:31:23 PM  
dogs with issues can be turned around, it's not easy though. You'd better have a little experience with dogs first.

My wife and I adopted a 2-3 year old german shepherd who had clearly been abused and neglected (she was found chained up behind an abandoned house in Detroit nearly dead from starvation). She came with a limp (hey she is from Detroit) and a few other scars too...she even bit and killed a small dog at her foster home before she came to us. Frankly, it sounds like the foster put her in a risky situation, but...

I was really nervous getting her knowing full well just how difficult she might be and just how much of a liability she could be. I'm also the type who can't imagine giving a dog back so I was really ready for a project.


anyway...it's been a year and I swear to god this is the best dog I've ever owned.

She came to us very timid, afraid of her own shadow, and jumpy around other dogs. Now she hikes with us, canoes with us, straight up owns our trails out back, she even gets along with all the dogs that regularly visit (that was rough at first though). The pound puppy eyes are gone and she's a smiley dork.

I'm really glad I took the risk, and if you're someone who is good with dogs and has the room to really run 'em around I'd say, always get a rescue dog. They really appreciate it.
 
2014-02-12 01:34:10 PM  
Poor guy. I hope he finds a good home soon.
 
2014-02-12 01:34:55 PM  

MadMattressMack: abhorrent1: Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fark you people that treat animal like disposable objects. Just farking kill yourself.

I love a good ITG in the morning.


good?  he's not even threatening anyone or describing is fighting prowess, or recanting the heroic tales of yesterday...
 
2014-02-12 01:37:10 PM  

fickenchucker: Chances the dog debacles the new owner?  About 85-90%.

FTFA:
Chelsea has behavioural problems, and had tried to bite people at her shelter


I fail to understand why it surprises people that a surrendered/abandoned dog might nip at a stranger..or more aggressive behavior..  And, even moreso, why shelters seem to be clueless on this..the 'no kill' even have a "one strike" policy, most often..  Without going into a great detail, several weeks ago a friend..temporarily living with her Aunt..came home to find the 6 month old puppy she'd got the month before gone..  The Aunt, for whatever reason, thought the dog wasn't getting the attention it needed and took it to a "no kill" shelter..  Friend was devastated, called shelter, told them the Aunt had no ownership or right to surrender and..after a couple more calls..the shelter said the pup would be returned and she could pick him up on such-and-such a date..  Date arrives..she goes to the shelter..is handed a small metal tin full of ashes..and a bill for cremation fees..  Seems that, between the last phone call and then, the pup had bit a volunteer worker..  One strike.  Gone..

Many, many years ago, I fared much better in somewhat similar circumstance..  Was in the middle of an unpleasant (but not nasty/bitter) divorce..and we each (ex and I) had to move..go our separate ways..  Neither of us could find places affordable that would take pets, nor had any friends able to take in our Shepherd/Dobie mix, Amber..  *I* had to take her in and surrender her, myself..  Filled out all the forms, paid the fee, cried my eyes out..  Asked, knowing what could happen if, please, I could get a call if something like that happened..  I would come get her..find something else..pay another fee..  Was told a flat-out "No"..  And I understand..it's all liability..even the best "no kill" has insurance terms to adhere to, employees to protect, PR to consider..  I left, praying there would be no incidents..  A little over a week later, I get a call..  Guy asks for me by name and asks if I'm the one who surrendered Amber to the shelter..tells me she bit one of the Vets when being given a shot..  A cold hole opens up in my chest..  Then..then he calls me by name again and says "Hey, it's alright..this is Doug..you took my sister to the Prom and we were in Calc together, remember..?  I'm the Animal Control Officer for the city, now..saw your name on the paperwork..  I made  a couple calls..  Amber is with an older couple now, with property, who just lost a dog of similar breed..  She's fine and I just wanted to let you know.."   Best.  Phone.  Call.  Ever..

There should be some level of leniency, some sliding scale of transgression..  The people who deal with these animals for a living should absolutely be the first in line trying to make sure there is a change in this sort of standard policy..  A pet should not be put down for simply being startled or scared..ever..

That all off my chest, and if this post isn't whacked fer being OT, already, as far as TFT goes..

First, I think it's ridiculous that 'depression' is suitable cause for euthanasia..as evinced by the following:

"Chelsea had got so depressed that she wouldn't even turn round for prospective owners at her shelyer in San Bernadino, California.
As a result, it was looking like the shelter would have no choice but to put her to sleep tomorrow."


However, it is the UK and..as much as I accepted my own situation, I have to defer to theirs..  I don't know if the UK has "no kills,"  don't know the laws or policies..  But, like the US, this kind of thing has to be changed..to end..and those caring for the abandoned have to be the ones to lead the charge..

Second, I think those two pics in the article are opportunistic.  I think 50, 100, 200 pictures were taken..and those two were picked to tailor-fit the story..

I think the workers saw a dog that was gentle, very shy, scared and..yah..prolly showed something we could call 'depression'..and couldn't bear to see her put down..  Pictures taken, selected, story parsed to the news media and..  Adoption.

She looks like a Brittany Spaniel..  My first ever childhood pet (dog was older than me) was a Brittany Spaniel..my Dad's hunting dog..and the most loving, gentle dog ever.

What I just said, about the hand-picked pics, is *not* an accusation or criticism..  This is exactly what should be happening..  Bend the rule until it can be broken..  These are the people who can, and have to, make the change..  A little more public education wouldn't hurt, either, re -

"..had tried to bite people at her shelter, according to one person who showed an interest in taking her in."

If you are at a shelter looking for a pet..of any stripe..understand, the animal you're looking at had a home and a family..and that all suddenly went away..  They were dropped into the care of strangers in a strange place with all sorts of other strange animal smells and noises all over the place..  Oh, and the bars..the cage..yah, that's different too..  And now, here you are..*another* stranger..  You're surprised at a nip..?!?!  Maybe you should be looking for some sort of nice flowering plant, instead of a companion animal..

I have 2 Labs, 1 Orange Tom,  4 Tortoises, 1 Turtle and 1 Cornsnake..  The *only* one that has never 'blooded' me is the Cornsnake..  Both dogs and the cat have blooded me in the last 24 hours..  In this house, we call that "playing"..

I applaud those caring folk in the UK who took to FB and turned a potential tragedy into a happy ending..this needs to happen over and over and over again..
 
2014-02-12 01:40:08 PM  
Well, farklestiks,,

Replace every "UK" with "CA" and just call me stoopid..

/..damn Brit rags reporting on US news..  :P
 
2014-02-12 01:41:59 PM  

LoneWolf343: That looks more like a dog who is shy rather than depressed.


CDS
http://indoorpet.osu.edu/dogs/aging_pets/cds/index.cfm
 
2014-02-12 01:43:51 PM  
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2014-02-12 01:47:02 PM  
There will never be another episode of Firefly.

images.dailystar-uk.co.uk
 
2014-02-12 01:52:17 PM  

abhorrent1: MadMattressMack: abhorrent1: Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fark you people that treat animal like disposable objects. Just farking kill yourself.

I love a good ITG in the morning.

I don't think ITG means what you think it means.


You're right. I was thinking it based on your wants of physical injury to someone without any basis or knowledge of the situation. But, alas, it's based on threats of injury to other posters.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/internet-tough-guy
 
2014-02-12 01:56:53 PM  

LoneWolf343: That looks more like a dog who is shy has been severely abused rather than depressed.


FTFY.

/Nothing a few "Puppy Uppers" wouldn't fix!
 
2014-02-12 02:03:38 PM  

jaybeezey: Cagey B: The greatest tragedy here is that the alternate "Most Depressed Dog in the World" ad campaign that Dos Equis was going to run never saw the light of day.

I don't always stand in the corner crying, but when i do, you can bet there are cameras around. Stay sad my friends.


win!
 
2014-02-12 02:12:14 PM  

indy_kid: LoneWolf343: That looks more like a dog who is shy has been severely abused rather than depressed.

FTFY.

/Nothing a few "Puppy Uppers" wouldn't fix!


Well, I didn't say she didn't have good reasons to be shy.
 
2014-02-12 02:16:25 PM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Date arrives..she goes to the shelter..is handed a small metal tin full of ashes..and a bill for cremation fees..


MadMattressMack: abhorrent1: Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Fark you people that treat animal like disposable objects. Just farking kill yourself.

I love a good ITG in the morning.


This one is for you, Mad.

If that happened to me, and I went to pick up the animal and was handed an urn and a bill I would throw the urn back in the farkers face.

Well, if I liked the animal. If I was reluctantly going to pick up an annoying dog I might see it as a relief. But if not, if I was really devastated that might be what i'd do.
 
2014-02-12 02:20:21 PM  
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2014-02-12 02:48:39 PM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: She looks like a Brittany Spaniel.


Only in color. Other than color, she looks no more like a Brittany than a Labrador looks like a Cocker Spaniel.


www.ataboy.ca

/What a Brittany Spaniel may look like
 
2014-02-12 02:51:31 PM  
Invested all her bones in bitcoin last week.
 
2014-02-12 03:15:03 PM  
Won't someone think of Zippo Cat?
 
2014-02-12 03:17:54 PM  

ByOwlLight: Huh.  When I saw the campaign flying around facebook, there was no mention that the dog had behavioral problems, just that she was sweet.  That's a little concerning.  I hope the new owners are able to handle a dog that needs some extra love and training for that kind of thing.



Yeah it is... If you know what you're in for, you can handle this, but if someone's bringing this kid into a house with no idea, it's not a good thing. With a dog like this, it also might mean that you have to take 2-3 weeks off from work, and just work on getting the dog to get comfortable around you before you even try to be too friendly.


Poor thing really DOES look depressed though.
 
2014-02-12 03:55:34 PM  

WeenerGord: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: She looks like a Brittany Spaniel.

Only in color. Other than color, she looks no more like a Brittany than a Labrador looks like a Cocker Spaniel.


[www.ataboy.ca image 432x271]

/What a Brittany Spaniel may look like


Maybe a purebred..  My Brittany (imaginatively named "Britney") didn't have all the flowing leg and belly-fur..and more barrel-chested..but the coloring and rest of body/head in the pic you posted is dead on..

Chelsea is overweight and a mix, for certain..but a Brittany nonetheless..

And, let me say in advance, this is not ire directed at you..at all..  This topic seems to have made me loquacious..

I *damn* well know what a Brittany Spaniel looks like..  When mine left, I was 12 and he was 18..  He'd developed a condition..his heart began growing, again..over three months it crowded out his lungs, which displaced other organs..he became weak..listless..  We were a lower middle-class family and he'd always ever eaten dry food and occasional table scraps..   The second morning school was open after the Blizzard of '77 (Buffalo, NY..yes, I chuckle at current winter weather news..but not the ice, never ice..ice is a whole separate hell I wouldn't wish on anyone..), I came down for breakfast and to go school..  Dad was there in the kitchen and something was different..  He gave me a (sad, in retrospect) smile and handed me a can and an opener..  A can of dog food..wet food..even I was old enuff to know it was the expensive brand..  I opened the can, put the food in Britney's bowl..

Britney had been lying on the kitchen floor the whole time..was mostly where he stayed, of late..  This morning..well..he'd been awake..knew we were there..got scritchies and such..and now smelled the new good food in his bowl..tail started wagging..  But, he couldn't stand..tried..couldn't..  Tried to crawl, but couldn't even manage that..couldn't get up off his side..  I ended up moving the bowl to him and lifting his head so he could have his treat..he licked the bowl clean..

When I got home from school, my mother sat me down and told me Britney was at the Vet's with my dad..and only dad would be coming home..

He was my first and (then short) lifelong pet..and everything is burned into my mind like it happened this morning..

I know what a Brittany Spaniel looks like..and, one day, I'll have another..  My goofy Labs are taking up too much space to add another dog, right now..    ;)
 
2014-02-12 04:26:02 PM  

CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Chelsea is overweight and a mix, for certain..but a Brittany nonetheless..



I would bet a dollar that Chelsea has more pit bull than Brittany in her. The shape of the head is wrong for a Britt. Maybe your dog was part Lab, or Pit too.
 
2014-02-12 05:07:05 PM  

WeenerGord: CAT-LIKE TYPING DETECTED: Chelsea is overweight and a mix, for certain..but a Brittany nonetheless..


I would bet a dollar that Chelsea has more pit bull than Brittany in her. The shape of the head is wrong for a Britt. Maybe your dog was part Lab, or Pit too.


..and I wouldn't take that bet..more or less..  I agree with the Pit..and see that..but, more..?  Don't think so..  As I said, mine was barrel-chested..pretty sure, looking back, he had more'n a bit o'Great Dane in him, methinks.. (Lab would work, too..but, having two Labs bouncing around me daily, I think the Dane is a better fit..considering it *is* a childhood memory..)
 
2014-02-12 05:20:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Poor thing really DOES look depressed though.


Yeah, this. I thought it would be something like Grumpy Cat who just looks that way, but that is genuine emotion.


sad dog has as sad and it's contagious. i has a sad now.
 
2014-02-12 06:19:39 PM  
Cheer up, some dog is going to have a marginally better life for a few days/months/years.

turbo.fortytwotimes.com
 
2014-02-12 07:19:29 PM  

LoneWolf343: That looks more like a dog who is shy rather than depressed.


This. We have a submissive boy. Depression has nothing to do with it.
 
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