"Dot, I have something terrible to tell you and I know it is going to hurt. It is with heavy heart that I tell you that we had to put Frankie down. Around the holidays he attacked Athena and nearly killed her. The vet told us to contact the dog warden and that we had to quarentine him for 3 weeks. By then things had started up with the new children…
and Frankie went on the back burner. Wednesday night the dogs were out on the deck eating as it was a nice day. Tom went to let them in and saw that Frankie had attacked Athena (the 14 year old tiny dog) again. He broke them up and crated them both as the children were watching all this.
There was blood all over the deck. Athena was crying out in her crate and we tried to keep the children away. After they went to bed we checked on Athens injuries and discover that she died of her injuries. We weren't agnry at Frankie because he was just doing what dogs do, but we knew we could keep him any longer. In December we tried every rescue league we could find and none would take him. It was long over due and I'd like to think that we gave him a long and love filled life. "
Dog "they feed me, clean me and take care of me; they must be Gods!"
Cat "they feed me, clean me and take care of me; I must be a God!"
Best friends Bonnie and Clyde were brought to the animal shelter in Norfolk after they were found wandering the streets in a rain storm.
When the pair are together Clyde, five, seems as capable as a fully sighted dog – but he won't move unless Bonnie, two, is close.
Bonnie guides him on walks or towards food and lets him rest on her when he becomes disorientated.
Cherie Cootes, who runs the Meadown Green Dog Rescue Centre in Loddon, Norfolk, said: "He totally relies on her the whole time. When she walks she tends to stop and make sure he's there – she does look out for him."
Vicky Bell, a spokeswoman for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, said she had never heard of a dog voluntarily acting as a guide for another dog.
"There's absolutely no option of homing them separately – they have to go as a pair," she said. "This is a very unusual case – it's such a lovely story.
"Some dogs take to guiding better than others because they naturally have the right temperament."
My dog Frankie, who I found tied to a bench 6 years ago, bleeding and abandoned, has been living the good life in Connecticut with my Uncle. Now he my Uncle has a whole house full of kids and three dogs, it has come to a breaking point. Frankie snapped at one of the other dogs (the other dog is always giving Frankie shit, challenging him for the Alpha Male position) but now I was told either Frankie finds a new home or he will be put down to sleep.
If you or anyone you know in or around CT (dog is in Hartford), could take Frankie and give him a good home, please let me know. He would fit best in a home without any male dogs. Naturally it would be best if Frankie was the only dog, but ANYTHING is better than having this sweetie put to sleep. He is NOT aggressive. When I visit my Uncle, I take Frankie on long walks and he is shy around other dogs and even passive when a cat crosses our path.
He has been neutered and has all his shots. Never, ever, bit a person.My landlord will NOT let me have a dog, cat, or even a bird feeder here in NYC.
Help please 🙁
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