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Toda, you have my heartfelt sympathies. I have a darling rescue Chi that I adopted when she was 10 years old and she is the light of my life. My last dog, Dixie, was a rescue toy black poodle that lived to be 16. I had to have her put to sleep as she was getting dementia and had lost much of her sight and hearing. I had to have my other two rescue dogs put to sleep the year before Dixie at ages 14 and almost 17. I stayed with them and held them until they went to sleep. There is no doubt the great benefits in life to sharing it with beloved pets. We care and love them and they care and love us. I also agree it is best not to jump to conclusions and start condemning someone who has a pet that gets loose and hurt. Dogs can so easily slip out of their collars, slide out of a slightly open door or jump out of someone's arms and take off. It doesn't mean that anyone whose dog gets away from them is negligent and a bad owner.
Unfortunately not everyone can get a college degree. Many do get vocational training and go into blue collar jobs that support this nation. Whether it is an auto mechanic, plumber, painter, construction worker, etc. they are a big necessity in our lives. I have seen first hand the largest nylon plant in the world become a total ghost plant when it closed down in the 1990's and about 7,000 employees lost their jobs. I was part of the closure of a Philips plant (as the plant manager's assistant) when the production went to Mexico and put almost 500 people out of work. Many had worked there for over 25 years and suddenly had no work. I remember the days when you bought textiles made in this country that were well made and lasted. The cheap junk coming into stores today aren't worth the cloth they are made of. You could buy appliances and they might last you for 20 years. Now you have to replace your computer, TV, refrigerator, etc. in about five years. I mourn for the old days when this country took care of their own and people could be proud of what they produced. Not only did we get good product, but our people had jobs. There has been more and more talk recently about Made in America and trying to find ways to bring manufacturing and job back to this country. I have felt for years that we seem to keep shooting ourselves in the foot. When are we going to start taking care of our own?!
With the way things are in this day and time, if all the people posted their names, some would look up their addresses or phone numbers and start harrassing them if they posted something they didn't agree with. What should be the proper thing would be to never post something that you would not ever say to someone face to face. That is the sad fact about the internet. It has brought out the worst in people. Such a shame we can't have polite discussions of topics instead of name calling and intolerant behavior.
Amen, cantstandya. I tried to say it politely and got removed. I was quoting something DR called someone and I guess they thought I was name calling.
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Trina, let me tell you a bit about illegals. Move to Texas and spend some time there and you'll learn about illegals. They come illegally into the country, absolutely refuse to learn English, take jobs away from Americans because they will work basically "under the table" for less than minimum wage, and after they finish doing whatever work for the day, they go to the convenience stores and load up on beer and junk food. I know as I lived in Texas for over eight years and saw it on a daily basis. I have seen big companies there fined millions of dollars for employing and hiding illegals. One large seafood restaurant chain moved the illegals from one site to the other hiding them. They were investigated and caught and had to pay millions in fines. If they want to be here, then they need to do what other immigrants have over the last century and follow the rules to become citizens. Anything other is unacceptable.
Don't you know, Dave, he thinks he is ready for Saturday Night Live. He loves to call names and belittle others. He talks about people being racist and then he is constantly slandering others because of their political beliefs if they aren't his. Just consider the source and realize some people want attention and will say anything to get it.
What is even more unbelievable is that an illegal immigrant can go to Social Services and get Medicaid whereas if a person born and raised in the US, worked and paid taxes and voted and needing medical help can be denied if they make even one dollar over the limit for help. What is wrong with that picture??
The bottom line is "What is so difficult to understand about the word 'illegal'?" What is the hardest to deal with is when the illegal immigrants feel they can openly go and protest while standing in plain view as illegals. They have committed a crime..period. For decades, many have come to this country and went through the process required to become citizens of this country. For the illegals to have the nerve to protest and expect to be given a free pass to citizenship is a slap in the face to all those that responsibly and legally became citizens. I feel sorry for the young children of these illegals, but unfortunately sometimes they suffer the sins of their parents.
I wonder why the Humane Society is so adamant about keeping the dog. If the woman wanted her dog back and had changed her mind, then just charge her a fee and give her back her dog. Sometimes older people get confused or they make decisions rashly. We all know that this can happen with older folks. Someone needs to consider that this dog may be attached to the woman and just keeping the dog away from the owner is being cruel to the dog. Unless this lady has observantly been cruel or has neglected or mistreated the dog, than I have to greatly question the Humane Society's actions of refusing to return the dog to either the woman or the breeder.
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