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My dog is my teacher

Earlier today I was thinking:  I adopted my dog and taught him to sit, stay, lay down, and come.  In return he taught me unconditional love, how to live life and be happy, how to forgive, how to be a friend, and how to be true and faithful.

My dog

More chihuahua fun

Boxing with my chihuahuas is always fun, and they sure know how to fight with grace.  🙂

Hi everyone,

We, animal lovers, now have a chance to put a stop to the barbaric cruelty that dogs/cats are subjected to in puppy mills.  In case you are not aware of it, puppy mills are factories where they keep dogs in small cages, never walk the dogs, never socialize the dogs, the dogs are filthy from not being washed, they are used only for breeding, once the puppies are sold, the bitches are bred again, etc., etc.  The conditions at these puppy mills are horrible, horrible, horrible.  If you have the heart, you can go to youtube and search for puppy mills and you’ll see the devastating undercover videos and investigative reports for yourself.

The “people” who run these puppy mills could not care any less about their dogs, obviously, so they need to be forced to care or close shop for good.  So, for the first time ever (that I know of), two Congressmen have introduced legislation that will put a stop to the cruelty that is practiced at these puppy mills.  The legislation will require that all dogs are walked daily, their living conditions are good, puppy mill owners are held responsible for the health and safety of their dogs, and that they are punished severely if they fail to do so.  We, as animal lovers, need to let your Congressman/woman to know that we would like to see this legislation passed.  ASPCA has set up a page (link below) where you enter your name and address, and they will send an email to your representative.  It takes only a minute to fill out the information and to press the Submit button. Please do your part and lets make sure that the legislation is passed.  You can fill out the form for every person who lives at your address who is over the age of 18.  Please pass on the news to family, friends, and co-workers…this opportunity may not knock at our doors ever again!  Thank you.

https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2727&JServSessionIdr004=4lgb3zqup4.app239b

Also, keep in mind that yearly, over 5 million dogs/cats are put to sleep at the shelters.  Lets put a stop to it, by making sure that the legislation above will pass in Congress.

I’m a huge dog lover (and animal lover) and have a hard time understanding discrimination and abuse against dogs.  How can anyone harm these loving animals?  I often wonder if these people have taken the time to get to know the “soul” of their dogs and to see the abundant love and purity that exists in them?

Having said that, I have 4 dogs, an American Bulldog, a Boxer mix, a Chihuhuaha, and a Daushund mix.  Just today I read a story (link below) about a study of 6,000 dog owners.  The study finds that the top 3 aggressive dogs are Daushounds, Chihuhuahas, and Jack Russel Terriers.  Well, I have two of those breeds and judging from experience, I agree with that study.  My Chihuhuaha is specially wicked, he looks and acts possessed when he is playing with the other dogs and he is a bully.  He forcefully takes the other dog’s bones and foods, and he jumps on them and annoys them all the time.  It’s funny, perhaps because I love him.

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But what I really wanted to say in this post was to point out how wrong the proponents of breed-specific legislation are.  Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Ridgebacks showed to have average to below-average aggression according to this study.  Proponents of breed-specific legislation…it’s not too late to admit that you were wrong, and we will accept your apologies.  Now, instead of trying to put down breeds that you know nothing about, go do something positive for the society.

Here’s the link to the article.

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