The Dog !

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by 303tom, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun
    Too faithful to leave too frightened to run.
    He's been here for days now with nothing to do
    But sit by the road, waiting for you.
    He can't understand why you left him that day
    He thought you and he were stopping to play.

    He's sure you'll come back, and that's why he stays
    How long will he suffer? How many more days?
    His legs have grown weak; his throat is parched and dry.
    He's sick now from hunger, and falls with a sigh.
    He lays down his head and closes his eyes.
    I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies.

    ~ Kathy Flood ~
     

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  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Thanks. You just broke my heart. I have a soft spot for animals and I would no sooner harm or ignore an animal in need than a human in need. Truly, this made me very sad.
     

  3. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I saw that very thing a couple of weeks before Christmas. Someone dropped off a German Shepard at the church just up from my house. Every day she was sitting there, anxiously watching down the road..waiting for her people to come back and get her. I stopped and talked to her but she wouldn't have anything to do with me. I finally bought a sack of dog food and started putting out some every day for her. Just before New Years I left her a ham bone…which she picked up after I got back in the truck.

    About a week ago she disappeared.

    Some human beings don't deserve the name.

    Thanks, 303. I'm going to keep the poem.
     
  4. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I will the first to admit, I cried................
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Summer 2009. I was working pipeline out of Vivian, Louisiana, about an hour and a half from where I now live. On the highway between there and Atlanta, Texas, is the only time I've ever committed any kind of violent crime, or any violence for that matter, that wasn't done in self defense.

    I saw a man in a car, oncoming lane of the two lane, lightly traveled state highway. He didn't even come to a stop to throw the dog, a spaniel breed, from his window. I watched the dog roll and tumble. My coworkers and I groaned. Then, as the idea crossed my mind, I swerved sideways, jack knifing my trailer and blocking his path.

    I got out, and asked him what the hell happened. He said he "didn't want the stupid mutt". I dragged him from his car, and beat him. Then I put the dog down, who was horribly injured from being thrown from the car window. They bought me all the beer I could handle that night.

    I was never charged. As far as I know, no one even looked for me. My truck and trailer were easily identifiable, and I was staying at the local roach motel less than 5 miles away, and it even stayed parked on the side facing the highway. It didn't even make it into the local paper. I stayed there for almost 2 more months.

    And some of y'all think I'm heartless and get a hard on for killing innocent family pets.
     
  6. Popeye77

    Popeye77 New Member

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    I rescued a dog like that.
    She is the best one I have ever owned. How do I get that on facebook?

    She and her brother were thrown out on the road in East Texas. Which is a common in this particular region. Have no idea what breed she is. Part Golden and Chow maybe, I dont know. No one knows what happened to her brother. Coyotes I suspect.
    I saw her when I went to look at some property next to ours that was for sale. She would not come to me but eventually would follow my Golden. After repeated attempts to get her in the truck I gave up and started to drive away from her down the hill.
    In my rear view mirror I saw her walk out and sit in the middle of the road an watch us drive away.
    That did it!
    I stopped in the road called my wife she said "go get her"
    Turned around and since she would follow and play with Radar (the Golden) I let him out and let them bond a little more. Got in my truck and with the door started driving slowly away towards the Cabin and told Radar to heel. Radar followed the truck, She followed him. About 10:00 that night she finally came inside and went to the far corner and laid down and stayed there.

    Got her home the next night after spending a day working at the cabin. She went to a far corner in the den and parked under an antique sewing machine and only came out to eat,relieve herself (outside, never had an accident in the house) or play with Radar. My intentions were to try to find her a home. She found one.
    About two weeks later I was almost asleep and I heard a soft thump on the bed. I saw a small paw on the bed and two little pointed ears sticking up. I was finally no longer something to be feared. Fairly certain she was abused. If raised my cap or raise my hand near she would cower and seek cover
    She is now the guardian of the house and rules her queendom against any and all real or perceived threats. Also the sworn enemy of those evil squirrels
    Vet said she was about 7 mos. when I found her. She is getting some gray on her muzzle at about 8 years old (my best guess). She learned to heel and sit in five minutes. Put her in a CGC class and she was the star. Won every competition or giveaway they held.
    There will never be another like her.
    Here's Missy

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  7. rayporsche

    rayporsche New Member

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    That is exactly why the more people I meet, the more I like my dog. If you need a true friend get a dog !
     
  8. trip286

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    A stray I had at one time. I was sitting on my porch in Sturgis MS, (pop 275 country bred souls) right on the side of the state highway smoking a cigarette. I see what looks like a little yellow brown speck in the distance. A smallish yellow lab came walking down the highway, turned into my driveway, walked up on the porch, laid his head on my lap, received his scratch behind the ears, and laid down at my feet like that's where he belonged.

    He stayed for a while, several months. My boy, just under 2 years old at the time, would even play with his tail while he was eating.

    My grandfather had his 5th heart attack, which led to his third open heart surgery. We spent so much time running back and forth to the hospital and keeping up with work, I think he just wandered off to find another family to adopt. We'd named him butterscotch.

    He was a young dog with an old soul. After a bath and a flea dip, he was allowed in the house. He split his nights sleeping on the floor on my side of the bed, and under my son's crib.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I would have called animal control who has ways to catch dogs like that.

    I had a dog for many years that followed me home one day, sort of. I was walking in downtown Chicago with a girlfriend. A dog came racing out of Grant Park and appeared to be so excited to see me. He was all excited and dancing around me. There were people in the park playing frisbee, picnicing, etc. My friend and I walked slowly waiting for someone to notice their dog was following us. We got to the end of that section of park and turned and walked back again, slow. No one ever called the dog. He was happily trotting ahead of us, glancing back every few seconds to keep an eye on us. We ditched into a store when he wasn't looking, hoping to lose him. He glanced back, didn't see us and went crazy running up and down the street looking for us. I felt guilty, we stepped out of the store lobby and that dog was all over me like he almost lost his best friend. Needless to say, we loaded him into my car, I took him home, cleaned him up and he was my friend and guardian for the next 13 years or so. He was dirty, flea ridden, had multiple cuts and was afraid of brooms and, oddly enough but you can figure this out, he was afraid of flashlights in a dark room. Like someone was searching for him to hurt him. :cool: He also despised people who had been drinking and smelled of alcohol. No dog has ever loved me like that dog. Where ever I went with him, all I had to do was look around and he'd be lying somewhere near, watching me. I don't know what it was but that dog had a 'thing' for me like I've never seen before. I know all my dogs love me but there was something extremely special about what that dog felt for me and I never could figure out why, in the crowd of people that day, that dog singled me out.
     
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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    when i see stories like this, i see there are others who think and feel the same as i do about strays. i live on a rural county road out in the country that has very few houses on it and it seems it's a good place for people to dump their unwanted pets on. i currently have four dogs that were dumped that i took in.

    some people don't deserve a dog! i can't stand people who abuse animals. :mad:
     
  11. orangello

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    Stuff like this is why I am a cat person; they don't need as much love as a dog. Most times, as long as they have enough to eat, they would be OK without a human.
    Other people's dogs are great, they can be playful or friendly, but they don't NEED you, just their owners/people.

    A good dog owner/person has to be a good and responsible person; a cat person just has to be able to handle a litterbox.
     
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  12. Popeye77

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    Dogs have an uncanny sense of people's charachter. Seen it too many times in their actions.
     
  13. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    That's why I like dogs.
     
  14. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Richard Gere played the American version of a true story that happened in Japan in a movie entitled: Hachiko (Great movie)!!


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/Watch?v=g1Q038nM18M&feature=youtube[/ame]
     
  15. Popeye77

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    Too me cats have no useful purpose. You can't train them. They won't guard you or alert for danger. All you do is feed them and clean up after them. They won't retrieve your birds or flush, find game etc. They will certainly kill them (birds and small creatures) just for fun and will play with them before they finish them off. They are the only animal on the planet other than humans that will kill without a reason. One of nature's cruelest and most efficient killers. JMO
     
  16. trip286

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    Popeye, I can't stand cats, but I have to disagree with some points. They're not the only animals that kill for sport, coyotes and wolves also have been known to do so, and I think other animals have too.

    Also, they're VERY useful in a barn. They'll keep rodents and bugs out of livestock feed.

    Alas, that's the only damn actual reliable "use" I know of. Some people love them as pets, sure. Many for the very reason Orangello pointed out, they're pretty self sufficient, and most people need only know how to empty the litter box/fill the food/water bowls to get along famously with a cat.

    Oh well. They're just not privy to the cat's plan of world domination.

    Take the mushroom, take the world, and it starts with diet coke. Sorry. That was a flashback to SOI days.
     
  17. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    SOI days was good day's though;)
     
  18. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    I like dogs alot better than cats. Cats seem to be good for haven no small varmints in barns and such and otherwise are only good as speed bumbs and dog chow(I see alot of dead cats run over around me and my pit eats everyone he can catch). They have other good uses but I wont mention THEM on open forum.
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I knew a man not like you, and not attracted to goats or blow up dolls, HAD to be finding relief somewhere...
     
  20. Marlinman

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    I'm not using em for that purpose....although combine one w ether, the worthless neighbors mailbox, and a thing of alkaseltzer and you got a thing of beauty to watch;) I have female friends for the purpose you mention Walt;)