Much to my protest we now are the proud owners of a dog. We or rather the kids and my wife got her from Jerry Greens a very good local dog sanctuary. Hundreds of dogs pass through there for different reasons and my wife fell in love with a ‘small’ great dane youngster.
At the moment she seems quiet and not a handful but I think I was stung by the last great dane we had, that became a bit of a monster. She started attacking little dogs and then any dog that was smaller than her, which is most other dogs! What anoyed us was the fact that we got her from ‘Great dane rescue’ another charity but they were not in my opinion very organised. They told us she was spayed, she was’nt, which made the problem worse, they told us that they could sort out the problem if we payed for her to go down to cornwall for training. Then eventually when we had to give her back they said they would be sending her for the training.
Part of the reason I did not want a dog was the fact that they are a big responsability but also I think that there should be tighter restrictions on pets in general. I cannot understand why you don’t need a licience to breed dogs and cats for example. Part of the problem of unwanted pets is that people see them as a way to make money and have no regard to who they then sell the animal to, as long as they have cash. If you had to pay to breed dog I bet we would see a reduction in unwanted dogs in places like Jerry Greens.
Anyway rant over, she is snoring away in the living room, the dog, not the wife and I quite enjoyed having a reason for going for a walk today.