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Old 05-07-2012, 09:53 AM
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This hound comes to my work every day, sometimes twice a day....

He is fat, happy and healthy... He stops on his way in each day to "visit" an then goes foraging in the landfill, I can't believe he does not get sick to be honest, he goes out sometimes with bags of rotten meat!! Other times fresh deer legs etc...

He apparently belongs to a farm up the road though no one seems to know for sure, and no one ever comes looking for him...

It's a debate amongst my peers if we should feel bad for him because he seems to have no one watching him or if he's got a great life, all kinds of freedom and does just as he pleases...


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Old 05-07-2012, 10:02 AM
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He sure looks happy, lol!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:06 AM
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We sneak him in the trailer at the site somedays, he'll curl up at our feet until we figure we better move him along...
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:11 AM
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He's living the life as dogs have lived it since the dawn of time. I'm sure it qualifies as neglect even if he is having a great time and is violating a leash law - but the dog doesn't have a dictionary nor a code book. He's just doing what dogs do. I am sure my dogs would take notes from this dog if they could.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:18 AM
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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Lucy's desperately trying to live that life, but my mean old fence and the stupid leash won't let her
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:52 AM
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Lucy's desperately trying to live that life, but my mean old fence and the stupid leash won't let her
Lol. Murphy is like that - it's essentially how I ended up with him since he was found as a stray. My mom calls him a free spirit, I call him a butt head.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:59 AM
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Is it possible to think it's both neglect and a great life? I would never let my dog live like he does, I think that's irresponsible and neglectful, but he seems to be living the life of freedom, and look at that face! If that's not happy I don't know what is.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:11 AM
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Oh I'm certain he's happy. I don't think you should feel bad for him, but I think you should worry about him. He's happy and appears to be comfortable and healthy. The bad part about living a life like that is how easily something bad can happen, like getting hit by a car or falling through a frozen lake and how easy it is to catch something like heartworm. So it's not a bad life but could quickly turn into one.
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It is pending abuse because the day will come when the dog eats the wrong thing. What happened to Neccy from eating all those cooked bones was horrible. Even tho "she's been eating them all her life". I saw the dog pass what looked very much like lining to her intestine I don't know what that was. Only that she coudln't hardly swallow water her throat was so scratched and she was scratched all the way to her pink and swollen rectum. IF this dog doesn't get hit, he is obviously car smart at this point, he will have that to look forward to.Sighs. THat or poisoned meat from anarobic break down like that pizza Mary found and ate once. It gave her a nerutoxin, I thought she was dying. We were only very lucky that she vomited as much as she did as fast as she did. Being put into that kind of danger is never a great life. It's the ability to die a wild death, and it's pretty much always tragic going that way. That's my opinion of it.
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