And no, this has absolutely nothing to do with stitching, but it's a subject I feel VERY strongly about.
Pets! In this case Dogs...
I'm not naming any names, only stating that I'm extremely upset not only at the situation but the way I have been treated for pointing out that there is a situation in the first place.
I will never understand why someone would even want a dog if they have no intention of ever and (I mean EVER) letting the dog into their home?
But for this person who asked my advice on how a dog should be cared for to turn on me is beyond me!
She ended up making it a whole big production with a mutual friend (who I had this same conversation with a year ago).
I have now been accused (by the 1st person) of being a backstabber and bad friend for expressing the same concerns to her friend...
As I said above this 2nd person came to me asking advice on dog care knowing that I've always had dogs in my life.. and she needed help on how to care for her new dog (that she ended up not keeping way)
In the middle of this conversation she said she wanted to just leave her dog (a medium sized long haird dog) outside all the time never to come in her home...
I told her that I thought this wasn't something she should do... and she then brought up (NOT me) that the 1st person leaves her 2 dogs outside, and I told this 2nd person that I think it's a terrible/horrible thing to leave your dogs unattended outside in the elements of cold, heat, storms, wild animals, and at risk of being abducted.
This 2nd person then went back to tell the 1st person that I called her horrible. OK now Please tell me, who is the back stabber here? hmmmm
So now just for the heck of it I will post some Dog Care info!
Here is the start of the article on the Humane Society page for further reading click here
The HSUS strongly recommends that all pets be kept indoors with the family. We do not discourage pet owners from letting their dogs spend time outside, as long as the animals are supervised and under control at all times. But leaving a dog outside for long periods, especially if he or she is chained or otherwise tethered, can be physically, emotionally, and behaviorally detrimental. Dogs need companionship, care, exercise, and attention.
Tethering or otherwise leaving a dog outside for an extended period without supervision not only deprives the animal of these things, but can also lead to behavior problems (including aggression). It may place the dog in serious physical danger: A confined or tethered dog is unable to escape the harsh effects of weather (heat, cold, storms, etc.), attack by other animals, or theft or abuse by humans. The HSUS receives countless calls and letters from pet owners and neighbors about dogs who have died from exposure or been stolen, abused, or even killed while left tied outside.
And also from the Humane Society website this is stated in the top 10 Dog Care rules list:
Give your dog proper shelter. A fenced yard with a doghouse is a bonus, especially for large and active dogs; however, dogs should never be left outside alone or for extended periods of time. Dogs need and crave companionship and should spend most of their time inside with their family.
As an added bonus lol here is a photo of my little Taylor being a good boy and hanging out on the couch ;)