On the news this morning I heard a story about twenty dogs who all died after the air conditioner, for their kennel, failed when one of the dogs chewed through an electrical wire. That made me feel very sad. As a dog owner, these stories just ruin my day. But then I read the quote from one of the people who owned the dogs, and it enraged me to an incredible degree. And I quote:
“It could have burned down our whole house, my whole house could have burned down and all my children could have died, and then it would have been a tragedy.”
Are you serious!?!? You must be a heartless God forsaken bitch to not think of this as a tragedy! You apparently didn’t care about the lives of those dogs. Twenty dogs DIED because of your fucking irresponsibility! Did you perform periodic inspections of their kennel to insure it’s safe for habitation? Probably not. As a result the wire became exposed, the dog chewed it and they all died from heat exhaustion.
So with that said, this person should never be allowed – for the rest of their miserable lives – to own so much as one dog! No apology on this earth can ever cause me to forgive what these people have done.
This enrages me because I have, for the past 14 years of owning dogs, I have ALWAYS gone the extra mile for my dogs. If one of my two Whippets has so much as a hangnail, I take them to the vet. I make sure they get their yearly checkups, shots and so on. When Kelsey, my first Whippet, developed cancer, I shelled out a ton of money to get him chemotherapy to give him a chance to live a longer life. He lived another four years. I make sure the dog kennel (which is indoors) is clean, safe and comfortable for them to sleep in. I give them attention and love at every opportunity. I consider myself a responsible dog owner, I treat my dogs like their my children (to a certain degree). So when I hear about stories like this one, they rock me to my foundation.
For people who have no regard for dogs, who don’t go that extra mile for their pets, I DO NOT FORGIVE OR FORGET!