Monday, July 10, 2006

THE WORST DOG OWNERS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS ARE IN THE YELLOW

That's right. The Yellow has few claims to fame. The Cadillac Ranch. Palo Duro Canyon. We're a hot target for domestic and international terrorism (according to my grandfather). We have a 72 oz steak if consumed in an hour. And we clearly have the worst dog owners in the state of Texas.

Remember Ghost Dog? The huge black dog that would go for evening strolls around the neighborhood without an owner? Well, I haven't seen him in a while which means either his spirit finally passed or he was no ghost at all and he was killed somewhere.

Angry Tim informed me that he saw a dog that looked quite similiar to Boscoe the Bassett laying lifeless in the middle of a nearby street. Those losers let him get out one too many times. Another good dog dead because of neglectful owners.

Remember when I was attacked on my walk to work by a dog who snapped at my ankle and broke skin? Yeah, he's still there. Luckily he's behind a fence now, but if I was a four-year old that dog would've been dead on account of an angry father with a Louisville Slugger. Doubt the owners would really care.

Two doors down, two dogs (one a mother and the other the son) are always about. Every morning, I see them wandering, darting back and forth across the race track that is the street in front of my house and going through people's trash. They're actually out as I write this. Not even 6 am in the morning. Where are the owners? Sleeping as usual. I even saw with my own four eyes yesterday the escape. They wiggle through a gigantic hole under the chainlink fence. Certainly the owners know how they're getting out, but refuse to do anything about it. These are the same owners that when the mother had her puppies, those poor puppies were given a box in the front yard and endured bone-chilling temperatures (luckily no participation) during the early stages of their development.

A common practice here in the Yellow is to tie up dogs to trees or some sort of fixed, rooted, cemented fixture. That's probably what happened to Jackson and that's why he's so deathly afraid fo leashes. And it's a no-brainer that this sort of treatment leads to kennel aggression. These are the dogs that go off and bite some kid's nose off. Then they're killed by the city because their owners can't care for them.

This is the city that has features on the nightly news that remind viewers about fireworks scaring animals. Dog owners should know this kind of crap.

This is the city that has daily lay-ins on the news where a woman holds up puppies and exclaims, "This guy's time is up. He will be euthanized at the end of the day if someone does not come claim him or adopt him."

So, congrats Yellow. You treat your dogs like crap. You don't have to treat them like humans, but you do have to feed them, contain them, vaccinate them, collar them, walk them and shelter them. If you can't do those basic things, give them to someone who can and get a house plant. That way, you'll do much less damage to the canine population and the community as a whole.

Recognize.

6 comments:

TX said...

Maybe that's why nobody from the Yellow has ever been called up on stage on Price is Right. People who treat their dogs like crap or don't treat them at all should be forced to spend a week in the city kennel in a cage fearing pending death. However, I've dealt with a few folks in the Yellow, and I'm not sure that would solve it. Hrm.

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