The Charlie Brown Congregation - Do You Qualify?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by OldGuy43, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Are you like Charlie Brown? Do you go by the Christmas tree lots the day after Christmas and feel sorry for the trees that didn't get picked? Do you bring home the lame poultry at the feed store because you just know that if you don't they'll end up in somebody's stew pot? Do you take in all of the stray animals that come near your homestead? Do you accept others unwanted pets?

    If so you belong in The Charlie Brown Congregation, a group of softhearted slobs that can't resist saving things. Post here and state your qualifications. We'll welcome you with open arms. [​IMG]

    The Charlie Brown Congregation
    Give us your homeless, your injured, your unwanted.
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  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    My son actually bought the tree. I picked the cat that was half blind. And given the chance, there would be a whole hord of three legged ,half blind, deaf or whatever disability animals in my house and yard. I also pick up bunk beds and bikes from the roadside and keep them until somebody from CL or freecycle wants one.
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  3. Welcome to the Congregation. [​IMG]
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Both of my dogs are rescues. Two of the kitties were living in a barn. A third kitty I picked up out of a ditch. Most of the chickens I have now I hatched out myself, but I do tend to keep the turned in feet and funky looking ones. Does that count? :)

    When I pulled the kitten out of the ditch my family was disapproving about my coming home with another cat (depsite my being a middle aged woman with my own income and house!). When I said "I couldn't just leave her there!" they all seemed to think that I indeed could have. No. No I really couldn't have. Sigh.
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  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    Good grief, where do I start?[​IMG]

    In the 28 years that we've been married, DH and I have taken in . . . let's see . . . . I think it's 15 dogs and 12 cats (the numbers may actually be higher). Some were whole litters, most of them were found abandoned, several were on the edge of starvation. Some were rehomed, others had a home with us for life. I breed and sell rabbits,but every customer knows that I will take an animal back if it doesn't work out. I have taken in other unwanted rabbits, too. Many of the rabbits and chickens that I have here now are no longer productive, but here they remain.[​IMG]

    My miniature mule was given to me, by a horse trading friend that couldn't unload her any other way. Her loss, my gain.[​IMG] I recently acquired two Quarter horse mares, one a former lesson pony that was sidelined due to a vague hind-end lameness, the other has hoof problems related to foundering in the past (she may never be rideable again, only time will tell).

    My husband has a landscaping business; most of the shrubs and trees in our yard were rehomed here after being removed from someone else's yard during a landscape renovation. If I look out the window to my right, the view is filled with the blooms of an ornamental cherry tree that came to us that way. Look to my left, and I see a weeping willow that was also discarded by someone else.

    Behind me are a couple of turtles that - you guessed it - had a former owner who tired of them. They are getting a little big for the aquarium now, so I'm thinking about building them a habitat in a broken hot tub that hubby carted home.

    We don't need membership, we need an intervention!! Aaugh![​IMG]
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  6. Yet another true believer. Welcome! [​IMG]
  7. nikki1

    nikki1 Songster

    Oct 16, 2011
    Eatonville, WA
    I'm a sucker for a cute fuzzy face! The former owner of our house left her cat behind (without talking to us first!), and my son and I started feeding it the first day we moved in. With much coaxing to my DH, Murphy is now an indoor cat whenever he wants to be. We also have Bentley and Baxter, both shelter finds. When Murphy brought home a frog, my son and I bought in a frog habitat, and it moved right in. Our rabbit is a hand-me-down from someone who had to move and couldn't take the bunny. Even my son is adopted! Yep. I qualify!

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  8. You're in. [​IMG]
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Oh yeah. That is us. Birds were purchased, goats purchased, but the dogs and cats were rescues. They always will be too. There is no sense in paying good money for something that can be rescued.
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Every single dog - but one - I have ever owned has been a rescue. (I actually bought a miniature Dachshund from a breeder who had a sign in the yard I simply could not pass... when I was visiting a friend about 500 miles away. Zorro is now approaching his 15th birthday.) Every cat has also been a rescue.

    In my younger years, the local Animal Control knew I was "into" bottle raising abandoned kittens and would bring them to me, often at work. I think I've successfully raised over 70 kittens. There was a time when everyone I knew would turn and ignore me during kitten season. If I couldn't find homes for the babies - I usually did - they just grew up at my house as beloved pets.

    The bunnies I have now were given to me because the former owner could not keep them.

    A few folks have wanted to buy some of my hens - I only gave them away WITH roosters I was forced to rehome. Oh boy, was THAT tough!

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