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06 September 2004 @ 11:39 pm
A bittersweet, animal filled day  
Mark & I went down to the local humane society to look for a friend's cat (Marvin) who had been taken there last week. The good news was that we didn't see him there in any of the cat houses and there were cats with tags that were older than a week. I think it's a good sign that Marvin was adopted. :) I hope he's with a family who will treat him well. :)

While we were there we took a look at some of the kittens. Mark had always been against the idea of getting a cat since he's never had one before. I grew up with cats and love them like I love dogs. :) It was really nice to see Mark warm up to the cats that we saw there. Surprisingly, he told me later that getting a cat down the road might not be such a bad idea. :)

We also took a look at the dogs while we were there and I got really attached to a little puppy that I saw sleeping in his cage. He was SO cute that if he didn't have an "adopted" tag on his cage (which he did), I would've been begging Mark to take him home. How could someone turn in a sweetheart of a puppy like that to the humane society?

Our visit there was pretty bittersweet. It was so nice and heartwarming to see so many families and little children excitedly taking their newly adopted pets home, but it was also so sad to see how many of them were left. :( I always get so sad when I leave the humane society. :( Mark & I are volunteers there (only for special events), but we could never work on site - it would just be too heartbreaking to see all those lonely pets left at the end of the day. :(

And when I got home Sydney couldn't stop sniffing me. Even as I tried to walk up the stairs, she wouldn't take her nose off of me... Yes, I cheated on her - I pet another dog. :P The trip to the humane society also made me extremely thankful for Sydney and the fact that she's in our lives.

I'm off to grab a shower and hug my dog. Hope you all have a nice evening. :)
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Care: lil carecareleswhisper on September 7th, 2004 09:43 am (UTC)
It is sad to see all those animals left there. That's why I never go. I'm glad Marvin wasn't there. :D
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 7th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
I get really sad after I go there too. :( The next pet that Mark & I will get will be from the humane society. I'm so glad Marvin wasn't there too - hopefully he found a really nice home. :)
chandra on September 7th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)

If I had a house, I would soooo have more animals. I might even run a ferret rescue shelter.

Glad to hear that Marvin probably has a new owner.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 7th, 2004 11:06 pm (UTC)
I would've really wanted to adopt that little puppy we saw there yesterday... I felt so sad when I left knowing that a bunch of those animals still don't have homes. :(

I'm so glad that we didn't see Marvin there! Hopefully he has a nice new home. :)
Sabine: Lauser Kopfsabine10 on September 7th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that Marvin was not there and I hope that he found a nice new owner.

My last visit at a home for animals was before a longer time but it's really sad that so many animals have to live there. Well, at least they can live and sometimes even better there than with their former owner.

That puppy really looks cute, I'm sure Sydney would have liked him. :)

Please take care, Sheri. *Hugs*
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 7th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC)
I hope Marvin found a nice new owner too! :)

It was so sad to see all the animals there and know that some will not find homes. :( Our humane society puts animals to sleep when they've been in the shelter too long and no one adopts them. :( That's what makes it even sadder. :( I really shouldn't keep going to the humane society since it really makes me sad when I get home. :(

Please give Lauser a big *HUG* for me! Take care. :)
Rachelreelcowgirl on September 7th, 2004 06:12 pm (UTC)
At the animal clinic where I work, what's really hard is when people bring in pets and then refuse to have them treated because they don't want to spend the money. It's also sad when they can't do everything because they don't have the money (like buying flea medication), but the worst is the people who *can* but *won't*. I love coming home to all my happy animals. :)
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 7th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh that's so sad! I'd feel really bad for the owners who couldn't afford to help their pets. :( But you're right - if they can, but won't - that's just terrible! :( It's so sad how some people just regard their pets as "property" and not extensions of their family. :( If a family member needed healthcare - no one would think twice about it...

Please give your furry babies a big *HUG* for me, Rachel! Take care!
karmastyx: Brock made by careleswhisperkarmastyx on September 7th, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
The next dog we get... I'd like to adopt.
Sheri: Sydney - couchshutterbug93 on September 8th, 2004 01:43 am (UTC)
I totally agree - my next pet will be from the humane society. So many of them need loving homes. :(
Blancheblanche on September 8th, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC)
Sydney is so cute I could go into a cuteness coma!
Sheri: Sydney - happyshutterbug93 on September 8th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks for the kind words. :) She's very lovable and very demanding but we love her a lot. :)