Hi everyone! It’s me Deefer, the Duchesses alpha hound, leader of the pack, her number one guy, the …. ok , ok ooops, was getting carried away.
She’s a bit tied up this morning with work and is meeting a well known person this afternoon, so I thought I’d post this very timely message.
The Duchess picked me up on a very cold January evening almost six years ago from the people who had me for the first five months of my life. She wanted a companion for Faith who was 2 years old. Faith is also a Jack Russell. My previous carers were moving back to the US and posted a request on Dog Pages which is a very worth while site with very good intentions, despite some of the ladies being self-righteous sanctimonious bitches. Her words not mine.
Dog Pages do not allow the sale of animals…. they don’t even have for profit advertising, it’s all about rescuing. Please check them out. You will find a list of animal rescue centres all over the UK.
It was love at first sight between the Duchess Faith and I. I was all over the Duchess and Faith (What’s with all this Duchess crap? She never use to call herself that) and after an hour or so, we left for the drive back to Essex from Mile End. Audrey and David cried when they said good-bye to me.
My new life began and she has been good to all of us and all the other dogs she takes in, when their carers are away. We are lucky to have her although she keeps telling us she is the lucky one for having us.
Not all dogs are as lucky as us, which is why I’m pleading with anyone thinking of getting a dog or cat, to check out the lovely pets in shelters or on Dog Pages.
We aren’t all saints and just like you people, we sometimes come with our baggage’s from our past, but with love and training we can learn good habits to make both our lives pleasurable.
So you’re looking for a cutsie Tiny Yorkshire Terrier ?(like that little minx Luna who drives me wild) No problem. There is a misconception that only mutts and so called “dangerous dogs” that end up at at shelters. Not so. You will find every breed there, even small cutsie dogs, puppies and kittens. I came across this 3 month old Maltese yesterday on the Mayhew Animal Home website.
Not all pets are lucky to find their way to a pet shelter and re-homed. Some are put to sleep, due to the amount of abandoned animals.
The words I have copied and pasted below, always makes the Duchess cry.
I am Famous
I was born today. One of ten. My daddy was very famous. I have lots of half brothers and sisters. My mother is very famous. Since she got famous, she only has puppies. No more loving hands. No more fun trips…just puppies. She is always sad when they leave her.
I left home today. I didn’t want to go, so I hid behind my mama and my 3 littermates that were left. I didn’t like you. But one day they said I would be famous. I wonder-is famous the same as fun and good times? So you picked me up and carried me away, even though you were concerned about me hiding from you. I don’t think you liked me.
My new home is far away. I am scared and afraid. My heart says, “BE BRAVE”. My ancestors were. Did they go to “good homes”, like mine? I’m hungry because I can’t eat too much because it will be bad for my bones. I can’t bite or snap when the children are mean to me. I just run and play and pretend I am in a big green fields with butterflies and robins and frogs. I can’t understand why they kick me.
I am quiet but the man hits and says loud things. The lady doesn’t feed me good things like I had with my mother. She just throws dry food on the ground, then goes away before I can come too close for touching and petting. Sometimes my food smells bad but I eat it anyway..
Today I had ten puppies. They are so wonderful and warm. Am I famous now? I wish I could play with them, but they are so tiny. I am so young and playful that it is hard to lay here in this hole under the house nursing my puppies. They are crying now. I am so hungry. I scratch and worry at my fur. I wish someone would throw me some food. I am also very thirsty.
Now I have eight puppies. They got cold in the night and I could not make them warm again. They are gone. We are all very weak. Maybe if I take them all out on the porch, we could get some food?
Today they took us away. Someone grabbed my puppies. They cried and whimpered. We were put into a truck with boxes in it. Are my babies famous now? I hope so because I miss them. They are gone, and this new place smells of urine, fear and sickness. Why am I here? I was beautiful and proud like my ancestors. Now I am hungry, dirty, in pain and unwanted. Maybe the worst is unwanted. No one came although I tried to be good.
Today someone came. They put a rope on me and led me to a room that was very clean and had a shiny table. They put me on the table and someone held me and hugged me. It felt so good!! Then I felt tired and laid down in the arms of someone who cared.
I AM FAMOUS NOW. TODAY SOMEONE CARED.
DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE HOMELESS PETS DIE!
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