Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Rescuer's Answering Maching Message

A Rescuer's Answering Machine Message

A Rescuer's Answering Machine Message:
‘Hello, You have reached 123-4567, Tender Hearts Rescue. Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving, please listen closely to the following options and choose the one that best describes you or your situation:
Press 1 if you think we are veterinarians and want free medical advice.
Press 2 if you know we are a rescue organization but want to save money and have us give you free, untrained medical advice anyway.
Press 3 if you make $200,000 a year but still want us to pay to spay the "stray" in your yard (house).
Press 4 if you have a 10-year-old dog and your 15-year-old son has suddenly become allergic and you need to find the dog a new home right away.
Press 5 if you have three dogs, had a baby and want to get rid of your dogs because you are the only person in the world to have a baby and dogs at the same time.
Press 6 if your dog is sick and needs a vet but you need the money for your vacation.
Press 7 if you just got a brand new puppy and your old dog is having problems adjusting so you want to get rid of the old one right away.
Press 8 if your little puppy has grown up and is no longer small and cute and you want to trade it in for a new model.
Press 9 if you are elderly and want to adopt a cute puppy who is active and is going to outlive you.
Press 10 if your relative has died and you don't want to care for their elderly dog because it doesn't fit your lifestyle.
Press 11 if you are moving today and need to immediately place your 150 pound, 8-year-old, unneutered, aggressive dog.
Press 12 if you want an unpaid volunteer to come to your home today and pick up the dog you no longer want.
Press 13 if you have been feeding and caring for a "stray" for the last three years, are moving and suddenly determine it's not your dog.
Press 14 if you are calling at 6 a.m. to make sure you wake me up before I have to go to work so you can drop a dog off on your way to work.
Press 15 to leave us an anonymous garbled message, letting us know you have left a dog in our yard in the middle of January, which is in fact, better than just leaving the dog with no message.
Press 16 if you are going to get angry because we are not going to take your dog that you have had for fifteen years, because it is not our responsibility.
Press 17 if you are going to threaten to take your ten year old dog to be euthanized because we can't get to your house in the next hour.
Press 18 if you're going to get angry because the volunteers had the audacity to go on vacation and leave the dogs in care of a trusted volunteer who is not authorized to take your personal pet.
Press 19 if you want one of our perfectly trained, housebroken, kid and cat friendly purebred tiny dogs that we have an abundance of.
Press 20 if you want us to take your dog that has a slight aggression problem, i.e. has only bitten a few people and killed your neighbor's cats.
Press 21 if you have already called once and been told we don't take personal surrenders but thought you would get a different person this time with a different answer.
Press 22 if you want us to use space that would go to a stray to board your personal dog while you are on vacation, free of charge, of course.
Press 23 if it is Christmas Eve or Easter morning and you want me to deliver an eight week old puppy to your house by 6:30 am before your kids wake up.
Press 24 if you have bought your children a duckling, chick or baby bunny for Easter and it is now Christmas and no longer cute.
Press 25 if you want us to take your female dog who has already had ten litters, but we can't spay her because she is pregnant again and it is against your religion.
Press 26 if you're lying to make one of our younger volunteers feel bad and take your personal pet off your hands.
Press 27 if your cat is biting and not using the litter box because it is declawed, but are not willing to accept the responsibility that the cat's behavior is altered because of your nice furniture.
Press 28 if your two year old male dog is marking all over your house but you just haven't gotten around to having him neutered.
Press 29 if you previously had an outdoor only dog and are calling because she is suddenly pregnant.
Press 30 if you have done "everything" to housebreak your dog and have had no success but you don't want to crate the dog because it is cruel.
Press 31 if you didn't listen to the message asking for an evening phone number and you left your work number when all volunteers are also working and you are angry because no one called you back.
Press 32 if you need a puppy immediately and cannot wait because today is your daughter's birthday and you forgot when she was born.
Press 33 if your dog's coat doesn't match your new furniture and you need a different color or breed.
Press 34 if your new love doesn't like your dog and you are too stupid to get rid of the new friend (who will dump you in the next month anyway) instead of the dog.
Finally, Press 35 if you went through all these 'presses' and didn't hear enough. This press will connect you to the sounds of tears being shed by one of our volunteers who is holding a discarded old dog while the vet mercifully frees him from the grief of missing his family.’

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Still Dog-pressed

Hi all its me Quincy. I took my blog back over. There is still a somber mood here in the muddy world of the mud man. Mom is still very upset over Peaches. Dad says its because she is pregnant and her emotions are "wild". That and Peaches was with mom since she was 7 yrs old and mom had a special bond with her. *Sighs* I sure hope I can live at least that long. So I can be with my mommy that long too.

My mom-mom is doing better than we all thought she would. But Candy and Peanut her other two Pomeranians -- not so much. They both keep searching for her. They still wont go sleep up in bed with mom-mom and pop-pop like they usually do. They have been sleeping down stairs where Peaches spent her time. Mom assured mom-mom that they will eventually stop doing that when they realize that she isn't coming home.

I miss Peaches too -- She was a lively old girl. She was always full of sass. She gave me such a hard time each and every time I went over for a visit. She demanded respect and she got it. Mom tells me she lived with their two huskys Sir Jay and Misty Blue (They crossed the bridge long before I was even born so I never knew them). I have heard stories about them and how I resemble Sir Jay which is part of the reason mom fell in love with me. Peaches also got to live with my big sister Nanook. An of course with me and Tristin too. She was a sassy old girl and a very strong girl to have trained so many sibes and poms. God speed Peaches.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blog Take-Over

Hi bloggers,
Dana here Quincy's mom. I am taking over his blog for the day. As some of you may know I had to help my families Pomeranian cross over the bridge yesterday. As is to be expected today has been pretty hard for me. I went with my dad yesterday to take Peaches, our families 19 yr old Pomeranian to cross over the bridge. She was a fraile old girl she was blind, death, could no longer hold her bowls, and spent the entire night before whimpering in pain just to name a few things. So we all knew it was well past time to help her on her way, me especially. It wasn't something that any pet owner likes to do or looks forward to. Yet I knew it my heart it had to be done. It came to a point where I had to tell my mom (Peaches was "her" dog) that she was doing Peaches a huge injustice by making her go on. It didn't take long for her to agree and understand what I meant. It has only less than two years that me myself got the same speech about my first Husky Nanook. Like I was told in some strange way there is some comfort in knowing that your beloved pet if free from their pain and suffering. Which as hard as it is to swallow and even accept is true. I like I said went with my dad and I was with her till the very end, I held her close as the doctor helped her on her way. I kissed her and told her to sleep that all her pain and suffering would be over soon. She went very peacefully and actually looked at me as if she was happy. Happy that she could once again be young and pain free and that she could play frisbee and roll those big yard balls around on her nose. Man did she love doing both of those things. I miss her so much and even those she wasn't actually "my dog" I feel as tho I have lost one of my own. She has been around and a huge part of my life since I was 7 years old. I am going to be 26 so she had a great life but it never seems long enough. I know it had to be done and she is now happy and is watching over us. Playing with all the fur babies that went before her... Yet my heart still feels a miss and I am sad. Extremely sad that she isn't here anymore. Am I selfish for wishing she could be here with us still?. . Maybe but I did what I knew had to be done to help her and free her pain. May she watch over my family and know we all miss her so much and she will forever live in our hearts. God speed my dear sweet Peaches . . .

Monday, October 6, 2008

Good-Bye Peaches

"If It Should Be"

If it be I grow frail and weak,

And pain should wake me from my sleep,

Then you must do what must be done,

For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad,

I’ll understand,

Don’t let your grief then stay your hand,

For this day more than all the rest,

Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years,

What is to come will hold no fears,

You’ll not want me to suffer, so,

When the time comes, please let me go.

I know in time,

you too will see,

It is a kindness you do me,

Although my tail its last has waved,

From pain and suffering, I’ve been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you,

Who has to decide this thing to do

We’ve been so close, we two, these years,

Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Welcome to the world David

My new baby cousin David was born last night. 8lbs 12 ozs, 21 inches long at 6:03 pm. Welcome to the world baby David!! I can't wait to meet you and give you kisses!!