OK friends. Time for some Pawsitive News.
Here’s a great story about dogs doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Protecting little birds from harm. How cool is that?
I also read a story yesterday about a pit bull pooch who got separated from his family during floods in Texas. Turns out this little guy wound up in California miles and miles away and was reunited with his peeps thanks to a chip.
But, the bad news is that the peeps “were forced to abandon him” during the flooding.
Now, I ask you, could you ever abandon your family members? Even during a flood?
The comments at the end of the story were mixed. Some said it was the only choice the family could make at the time. Others said it was a terrible thing to do.
What say you my wise friends?
What You Learned Today
- I love me some Pawsitive news. To those of my field reporters who have submitted pawsitive news items, I thank you. I’m still digging out your emails from when I was having trouble with my email account. But keep sending those news items to me!
- Dogs make the world go ’round. We really do.
- Dogs have special skills and talents that can really help humans. Like those sheepdogs in Australia that I just told you about.
- Dogs also get into trouble, like that poor pit bull whose family abandoned him.
- Oh me. What would you have done?
- Until the next Pawsitive News program, keep you nose to the ground and your ears pricked.
I asked mom/dad your question – could they abandon any of us. They answered at the same time, “NO!” We are family. We don’t abandon family. No way. Not going to happen. Nope. XOXO – Bacon
Yeah. Not at my house either, but if you guys ever needed somebody to rescue you from a temporary tragedy while your peeps are otherwise struggling, we’ll come get you. And keep you safe until things get back to normal. That’s what friends do. Snorts!
aaww pal – same here my friend – SAME HERE! We would always lend a helping hoof – *always* XOXO – Bacon
it’s the worst when a story what deserved happy end so much ends that way. that’s sad. was there no way to keep the dog, maybe with finding another house/appartment or with getting help from friends? if they have to go through hard times, a lot of people will reach their paw to help them out that they can stay together, so to give the poor dog away is the last thing :o(
Yeah, I don’t think those people deserve to have that pooch back!!!! Maybe he didn’t even want to go back??? Who knows.
We know that sometimes life hands us what seem like insurmountable problems, and horrific situations, but somehow I believe that I would sooner cut off my arm than abandon my pets or family for anything. In hindsight, perhaps the dog shouldn’t have been reunited with his family and instead have a chance to be loved and be re-homed in California. I shudder to think what will become of the dog if there is another flood in Texas.
McDuff & Mom
Not everyone(humans) understand the ‘ties’ that bind a family includes the furry or feathered ‘kids’.We cannot imagine abandoning any of our ‘kids’ ~~~however that is what ‘rescue’ was designed for…displaced furry & feathered kids.
L&M & PEEPS ♥
I’m all for birds being allowed to live. I’ve seen this before because another blog, jaspersdoggyworld.wordpress.com features two of those maremmas in New Zealand and reported on it.
No, the peeps wouldn’t abandon any of us. The real question is should that dog be returned to those who abandoned him.
I think not.
Nothing could force me to abandon my critters. I would find a way. 🍭
We would too!
Luckily we didn’t get evacuated when Hurricane Sandy hit Long Island a few years ago… but if we were ever ordered to evacuate, I’d take my Ozzy & Callie & Mac [our 15 yr. old Norwich Terrier] and drive and drive and drive to a safe part of the state before I’d ever abandon my doggie children.
Never! Hold on to them tight!
It is not a choice of one or the other for me. My babies go wherever I go! No second thoughts—- nothing! They are a part of my heart. If they don’t take pets at a shelter for people during a catastrophe, I’ll find another way or sneak them in and go to a corner where I won’t be noticed, or stay outside WITH them. No way they leave me, or I them. They are the best part of me! I would DIE without them.
Riley-Puppy and Tessie-Girl’s Mum
We stand with you on that!
We agree with most everybody that my peeps would NEVER leave me, even in dire circumstances. Ma would die rather than give me up or leave me. Hope the peeps who got their dog back never have to make that choice again-for the dog’s sake!! Thank DOG for rescue places, but never want ta have ta go to one😦😦
You’re right-shelters are critical but I don’t want to ever need one!
All family members means all family members. The dogs are family and they go where I go.
I’m in total agreement with you. Great minds…