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My son brought home a stray dog two days ago. He was driving down the street and a man was in the yard with the dog and a gun. My son, who feels invincible, got off the car and found out the man couldn’t keep the dog, didn’t want to pay the $75 to have the dog put down and was going to shoot him for the cost of the bullet. My son talked him out of it and the man gave him the dog papers and all.  

I knew immediately that my husband wouldn’t let us keep him. We already have two dogs. This dog was a large shepherd and would have been way too much for our household. So I spoke with a friend and she told me about a local shelter that would take him and was a “no kill” shelter.

So at dinner, I was told my son took him to the city shelter. and my husband gave me the usual “we couldn’t keep him, case closed” attitude.  So I realized my opinion wasn’t needed nor was it solicited.  But really, why did my son risk his life saving the dog from a gun if we weren’t going to take the time to find the right shelter. I know we couldn’t keep him permanent but we could have housed him for a few more days at least.

Guess I shouldn’t bring up the topic of wanting a small puppy for myself right now.


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    • +1 votes vote up vote up

      Linda L wrote Feb 2, 2013
    • Hi Ninasherry,

      Welcome to fab40 so glad you joined.

      It’s more about the fact that you have a compassionate son who cared so much that he was able to talk to this man about not shooting his dog. You took responsibility by inquiring about a local shelter that would take good care of the dog and he took the dog there. It’s all good.

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      Ninasherry wrote Feb 2, 2013
    • Thank you. My son has a heart larger then the moon and I am very proud of how he handled it. I love seeing the great person he continues to be.

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