Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ferine malevolance.


In this mornings local paper a story of a 9 year old Labrador found dead in the canal, paws tied together and with a weight round its neck. Thrown in alive and left to drown.

The photo of the flimsy blue ribbon used to tie the paws says more than words ever can. A brutal corruption of trust. What lies behind it ? Unaffordable vets bills? A new partner ? There are times when it's best to stick with only asking questions that you can answer.


On our morning walk the male PON is told, as he is every morning, that this is his home. Today he gets an extra scratch behind the ear. 


The female PON would also have got a tickle but she's opted to stay in the kitchen and help 'The Font' eat breakfast. 


Bob detours into the corn field and rolls and rolls in the wind flattened corn. He reappears with a spring in his step. I give silent thanks for this laughter inducing companion. If only all dogs and their owners had moments like these.

A record of those things too unimportant for a diary but too important to go completely unrecorded.









25 comments:

  1. The cruelty bestowed upon the 9 year old Labrador is more than I can bare. Bailey Bob is also 9, and we are praying that a recent health issue will not take him from us. I can not imagine any circumstances that would justify such a horrific act!

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  2. I like people
    but sometimes I look at them in public places and wonder why or how people can do such terrible things and how can we tell who they are.
    Anyone who can do that to a dog should be named and avoided.

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  3. As an owner of two female Labradors, I can only say I'm heartbroken to read about this - though I'd feel the same about any animal treated in this terrible fashion. It's difficult to know why people have animals and then treat them cruelly. I hope they find the perpetrators - I won't say what I'd like to do to them if they are found, but an eye for an eye comes to mind.

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  4. A heartbreaking story. It's hard to believe how heartless some people can be.

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    1. Yes, some people are heartless!!!

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  5. Will any organisation investigate this and try to bring the person to book? Probably not.

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    1. Some solace in the fact the story has made it into the paper. Not so long ago no pone would have thought anything about it.

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  6. “Humanity's true moral test, its fundamental test … consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.”
    ― Milan Kundera

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  7. How appalling! I'd personally like to tie the perpetrator's wrists together and heave him/her into a watery grave themselves .... having given them some hours to contemplate their fate.

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  8. I'll gladly join the above poster.

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  9. The Golden Retriever Rescue that I volunteer with in March accepted into the program a Golden that was found struggling to swim in a river with severe head trauma and other injuries. It is presumed that he was thrown in. Thankfully 2 boaters saw and rescued him, and while he has lost an eye, he will be okay. It's so, so sad that the Lab in your post was unable to have that same chance. I hope that those who are responsible for this horrific act are found and held to the highest penalty of the law. Stories like this are truly heartbreaking and make me hold my dogs a bit closer.

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  10. Have these people never heard of SPA ? Dread to think how they treat family and friends if this is what they will do to an innocent animal.

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  11. That is truly heartbreaking. :(

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  12. Pure cruelty. How anybody could do that to an animal is beyond my understanding.

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  13. Oh Angus, I feel ill with such cruelty. This image will haunt me for a long time.

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  14. Sadly, I was told lately that stories like this (paws tied, incapacitated, alive and abandoned) are rising at a sickening rate. Could hardly believe it. It is not only that a human would so cavalierly destroy the life of an innocent being, but that he or she would go to the trouble of such cruelty. As bad as drowning is, at least the dog died quickly; left in an open field is worse. One can only hope for investigation, punishment and the judgment of peers.

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  15. Sadly, I was told lately that stories like this (paws tied, incapacitated, alive and abandoned) are rising at a sickening rate. Could hardly believe it. It is not only that a human would so cavalierly destroy the life of an innocent being, but that he or she would go to the trouble of such cruelty. As bad as drowning is, at least the dog died quickly; left in an open field is worse. One can only hope for investigation, punishment and the judgment of peers.

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  16. So sad. We wish every dog could have people who love and respect them.

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  17. Oh, that poor dog. Agree with the others that the humans responsible should be found and prosecuted. And may the wheel of karma grind down upon them, most heavily.

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  18. Not a great way to start my day ; I kept coming back and reading comments for hours. So So VERY Horrible.
    I would rather not say what my response would be to that person.

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  19. My heart is breaking over this. Sad.

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  20. Human beings can be utterly, appallingly, wicked.

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  21. This story made me sad and made my blood boil at the same time....how can we treat another creature like that? I hope the culprit is found and made to pay for such cruelty.

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