A new reason for not wanting a dog....Geesh!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Knock Kneed Hen, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    I do rescue so I get all sorts of people calling me because they think I'm the answers to their prayers when they don't want their dog anymore.
    I got a call from a friend of a friend. She needs to find a home for her brothers dog. Her brother died and the dog isn't working out with her other dog.

    I immediately think of my in-laws because they are also looking for a dog and have had this breed before. They recently said that they wanted mine,
    or one just like her. Well, I'm not giving them mine so I got the information and passed it along.

    They just called DH (no they didn't call the house number either) to let them know that they went and looked at the dog but don't want it because it's
    overweight.....and here's the kicker, they want to be able to take the dog for walks!! (Where's a smilie pulling it's hair out when you need one???)

    This is a first for me, not wanting a fat dog because you want to be able to exercise.....seems to me it was a perfect fit and that they could have really
    been a blessing for this dog. Oh, well, what it comes down to is that they would be embarrassed walking a fat dog. No, they're not skinny people, not
    terribly overweight either, but image is important in their book.

    If you're in San Diego and interested in adopting a sweet, housebroken, 5 yr. old Basset THAT IS FAT please PM me.
  2. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    LOL - all of the bassett's I've seen either looked anorexic or like footstools [​IMG]
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:Close enough... [​IMG]

    Awww, too bad they wouldn't give the little fatty a chance to walk the weight away. [​IMG]
  4. Oh man... that's a little too sarcastic even for me. Poor pup.

    When I took DH up to meet my Dad and his kin in Arkansas he thought one of my Ol' Granny's dogs was a soccer ball... the little thing (chihuahua) was THAT round.

    He of course passed this story on to his mom, so when she went with to Mem's service back in May she was prepared. Went to Ol' Granny's of course and here are her dogs. She points at "the fat one" (not the soccer ball mind you, nor even the fattest IMO) and says "I don't know what's going on, I feed him the same as the others"

    MIL just about choked holding in the laugh... somehow it's escaped my Granny that ALL her dogs are as round as they are long...

    She spoils them rotten, can't resist giving them treats... the usual story... walks would do them a world of good, but her age, health and walker prevent that.

    Hopefully you'll find a nice laid back person that'll mesh with this hound and get some exercise too... not too much, we aren't talking marathon, but maybe someone who's been told they need to watch their BP.... or cholesterol... something like that. I'll be thinking happy rehoming thoughts.
  5. Widget

    Widget Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    Limington, Maine
    Reminds me of a story I heard from some Collie rescue people. They had two collies turned over to rescue at around the same time. One was from a family who didn't want their dog anymore because it was too fat. And this same family was going to get a new puppy to replace it. Really? And how to they think the dog became obese in the first place? I know collies are smart but I highly doubt it was cooking and eating a seven course meal when the family was out of the house.
    The second dog was put in rescue because the elderly owner had dementia and had begun to forget to feed the dog. This poor dog was very underweight. At least the reason for this dog being in poor condition and going to rescue is understandable.
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    (Where's a smilie pulling it's hair out when you need one???)

    How about this one?


    I hope that the poor dog finds a home where someone will love him and help him get to a healthier weight.​
  7. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

    Mar 30, 2009
    Central WI
    I am sorry you are out in CA, there is a neighbor here who has a Basset but the dog is getting old. Here is his story for your inlaws.

    Ken was injured in a motorcycle accident that left him with little use of his legs, and he has his Basset hound Flash for company. He wheels around town 2-3x a day WITH FLASH. That is the MOST exercised Basset I have ever seen in my life! I think his entire face is gray now, but that guy still motors on like always! My best guess is they put on around 2-3 miles a day; probably why they are both in such good health.
    A few years back they even competed in the town 3K; they did not win but everyone who saw them encouraged them on and congratulated them both for competing.

    Good luck, I hope you find the perfect home for this baby!
  8. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Anyone is the PA area want a dacshund retriever mix pup??? A rescue that was SO underweight..... all of its siblings got chosen but this last one is black and kinda funny lookin' [​IMG] He's sweet and only 10 weeks old. Potty trained and everything.

    I can't keep him, my dog hates him. [​IMG]

    I knew a family that got a dobie and had its ears and tail docked --- then got rid of him because they didn't like the way it looked. [​IMG]
  9. SallyF

    SallyF Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    Those people should have their ears docked. I could think of other punishments, but not on a family forum.
  10. The nicest thing about a bassett, other than just being cute, is when they lift their leg to pee it doesn't go anywhere but on the ground! [​IMG]

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