Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

I've been struggling with what to do for this week's Dogs on Thursday post. I found out through American Brittany Rescue this week that the local animal shelter has two Brittanys. Both six years old, a boy and a girl. Fred and Wilma. Neither one has been neutered, and Wilma has heartworms. They were captured as strays last weekend, and if no one comes forward to claim them by the 19th, they will be available for fostering and/or adoption.

My heart says "I want them". I want to give them a forever home and shower them with love and hugs and kisses. I want to get Wilma healthy and heartworm-free.

My mind says "I cannot take them". Three dogs are a lot to take to the vet, and five would be crazy. Three dogs are a lot to feed, and five would be crazy. We're making dog food every six days as it is, and with five dogs, that would mean making six meatloaves every three days. Financially, I just can't do it. Three dogs is a stretch, and five would be way over the top. Three dogs, I can (almost) manage, five would be just downright crazy. (My apologies to Sue with her ten (count 'em...10!) Portuguese Water Dogs. Sue, you're my hero, but you're still crazy!) Even though I know I cannot take them, I still want them.

So, because no post is complete without pictures, and maybe, just maybe, someone out there reading this post has room in their heart and home for one or both of these beautiful Brits, here are Fred and Wilma.

I'm not sure which is which, as the pictures don't show any, um, appendages. Aren't they beautiful?

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

They are beautiful. I already have five dogs myself - luckily 4 of them are small so 5 isn't as bad as it sounds!

margo said...

You are making me cry.
What the He double hockey sticks is the matter with people that this happens?

I have four dogs, my Springer, Nick, is 12+.
She is very confused but adored. I'd be afraid to add a newbie right now.

Is there anything we can contribute to these poor babies?

Sue said...

They are gorgeous. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed that they both find wonderful homes really soon. Are they safe till a home comes along?

Bridget said...

OH - I would LOVE to adopt them, but at the moment, I am not able to convince my husband how much we (OK, I) need a dog!

I hope they find a very happy home, and get to stay together. They look like great pups.

Nichole said...

I know it sucks to know that we can't save/rescue them ALL... I would if I could. I thought 3 was crazy... then we got 4..... so I'm not a good helper here .. lol

Channon said...

They are lovely, and I do hope they get to stay together and find a wonderful, safe, happy forever home...

That's why I just don't look at rescue sites. I want to give them all a home!

ponyknit said...

They are beautiful! It's hard to turn down, but you know your limits.

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

I love them. But I have an Urban Zoo at the moment and for now...no additional family members. I love them...

Sonya said...

They ARE beautiful! I hope they are able to stay together.

Jennifer said...

Surely someone will be able to take these two darlings in! Your posting can only help their cause :)

silfert said...

They're smiling! They must know somebody will love them... If we had a fenced yard, it could be us.