May 5, 2011
Alice doesn't live here anymore.
This is Alice. I really grew attached to her. Even started wondering if I could manage a third dog, Unfortunately they had to put her down at the shelter. She had started to lunge at people as they walked by her cage. Not the staff or the dog walkers but potential adopters. It breaks my heart. Alice really won me over with her sweet face and despite what I just wrote about her aggressive behavior, she loved the hugs and attention I gave her whenever I took her out to the exercise yard. I tried to make a point of walking her whenever I went in. But the shelter has to be very careful about dogs they adopt out. As much as we like to think there are scores of Cesar Milans out there ready to rehabilitate "red-zone" dogs. There aren't. Too, too many pit bulls and not nearly enough people to adopt them. What have we done to this breed?
I try so very hard to like people as much as I like animals but stuff like this makes it hard. The way we treat our fellow creatures is inexcusable. Yeah, I know, we treat each other that way too. I guess we just suck all the way around.