I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn't chewed your shoe? I didn't know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door.
Would I still be at home if I hadn't brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn't get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn't barked? I was only saying, "I'm scared, I'm lonely, I'm here, I'm here! I want to be your best friend." Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn't make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn't pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today. Love, Your Puppy (SADLY THIS IS LOST ON SO MANY PEOPLE...THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED)
My name is Melanie Samet, and I am an avid lover of all things animal. I have worked with several animal rescue groups over the years, but started my own rescue, called Mutts Matter Rescue, in 2010. Helping animals is my calling in life. I am married to my wonderful husband Brian, and we live with our three beautiful, furry babies named Ferbie, Shiloh and Barney (not including any foster dogs passing through on their way to their forever home).
I felt that a blog would be a great way to talk about anything related to my life involving rescue, my dogs, or just anything that may move me that day. Sometimes it may just be a photo or story that inspired me in some way. Some days I may have to vent and shed light on some animal related issues that are bothering me.
Either way, it's all about the animals. Clearly my life has gone to the dogs....
I would like to dedicate my blog in memory of all my animal friends who have lost their battle for life. This is for you...May you rest in peace.