This blog is going to be serious today. Yes, normally I am full of useless knowledge but today I want to tell you a story. If you have been following my Twitter feed you will see tweets and retweets about Walter. If you haven't heard or read already that Walter is a five year old Cockapoo dog that was severally neglected, starved and tossed out a car window here in Nashville, Tennessee. I, like thousands, have basically been affected by such a horrible sick story so much so I cry or my eyes well up with tears every time I read an update.
Walter sleeping you see he has a feeding tube
He was rescued and taken to Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue and a team of vets have been called in to try and save this sweet creature they named after the councilman that discovered him on the side of the road. He was so severally neglected that they couldn't not even tell the sex of Walter until he was shaved from his fur being so matted and filthy. And I won't even post the pictures of what he looked like when they brought him in.
I am a huge animal lover. At one time we had 5 labs, a cat and 2 fish. We love our animals like they are our children. Some of the labs we have rescued which is why this touches my heart. You see our sweet Libby Lou, worthless guard dog #2 was rescued. A couple had bought her for their young daughter and where then told they couldn't have her at the place they were to reside. They were going to have her euthanized when my uncle heard the story and took her, brought her back to Tennessee and my cousin Rachel called me and said, uh, Daddy has something you might want. One look and she reminded me of our beloved Amber who had passed away 7 years ago. I was in love. I picked her up at my cousin's daughters birthday party and she is now 2 years old. Turns out she is the smartest yellow Labrador and the baby of our family, although sometimes a pain in our ass. We gave her a life that she would have never had even though she pretty much runs the house, I don't know what we would do without her.
Libby Lou the day I brought her home
the beast Mille isn't thrilled
I am so angry and ashamed that any human being would do this to an animal. I would rather set a human on fire than to hurt an animal period the end. I often yearn for a farm to have many more animals and even to help rescue them, but I know that my heart would be so attached and wouldn't be able to let them go which is why I am probably not in some type of field that deals with these wonderful beings. They are loyal and love their owners even when we don't want play or pay attention, but to hurt or neglect an animal in my book isn't acceptable.
I am obsessed with daily updates of Walter. I stalk Snooty Giggles facebook page if for only a glimpse of his little face. To know that he's still alive yet not out of the woods for he is half his body weight at five years old. I leave messages knowing that they probably don't get read but I don't care. My heart is attached not only to the story but a living soul. So many people have sent him love and messages and the actress, Ashley Judd has donated her money and time to pay for all of his medical expenses. I personally wish I could do something, so by getting the word out to stop animal abuse is my option.
This blog post isn't to be recognized. It's for Walter and Libby and all of the other animals that are being hurt by some fucker (so sorry I couldn't help it) who do not ever deserve the love and loyalty of an animal. If you see this or are in a position you can't care or love that animal the way it should be loved then, please find someone who will love it, or a no kill shelter that will find a good home for him or her.
Walter and his stuff bear to help cushion his fragile body
that is in pain from starvation and injuries
You can read the story of Walter and find out up dates by clicking the links below. For me, please leave him some well wishes. Love your babies every day, they are just like us. They deserve time, attention and respect for they are loyal to you.
Show the love today,