Everyone knows that Quora is your go-to for answers to your adventurous mind’s questions that hit you at any time. Not only are questions usually answered by professionals dedicated to the field your question is based upon… but they sometimes even give you their personal advice/stories.
I recently came across one answer that deserved the proper attention to an issue that is very common.
I deal with this.
“My family brought me home, all cradled in their arms. They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm. They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys. I sure did love my family, especially the little girls and boys.”
“The children loved to feed me; they gave me special treats. They even let me sleep with them – all snuggled in the sheets. I used to go for walks, often several times a day. They even fought to hold the leash, I’m very proud to say.”
“These are the things I’ll not forget – a cherished memory. Now that I’m in the shelter – without my family. They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe. But I didn’t know the difference between the old one and the new.”
“The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug. So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug. They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside. This I didn’t understand, although I tried and tried.”
“The walks stopped, one by one, they said they hadn’t time. I wish that I could change things; I wish I knew my crime. My life became so lonely in the backyard, on a chain. I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.”
“So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why. They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye. If I’d only had some training when I was a little pup, I wouldn’t have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.”
“‘You only have one day left, I heard the worker say. Does that mean I have a second chance? Do I go home today?”
You can’t say this response to the question didn’t bring you to tears.
We have to realize that puppies won’t stay small forever. At some point, they will grow bigger and if they were never trained, don’t expect them to never do something that you won’t appreciate. Especially if you allowed them to do it when they were younger… remember you taught them when instead, you could have corrected their behavior.