Originally Posted by sammy87
Now that I have a yellow Lab, no way in hell can I watch that movie. Ive been there before. But I think it will be different now.
On sort of a funny note: My cousin had his 10th Bday and my uncle took him and his friends to see Marley and Me. The movie was advertised to be like Beethoven with a bad dog. But 2 of the kids lost it cuz they just lost their labs. My uncle got some angry phone calls. Movie deals with depressoiin and miss carriages. Sad movie.
My parents made me watch Old Yeller and Bambi when I was young. That was tramautic. But its part of life. My mom volunteers at an animal shelter. About once a month some asshole drops off his old dog cuz he doesnt want his kids to see it die. SO its gonna sit in a cage for the next yr or so till it dies cuz nobody wants to adopt an old dog. (usually) Dipshit.
That is terrible, giving up on a friend is not cool, and it breaks their heart. Most old dogs in shelters die of heartbreak before old age takes them. Shortly after my Grandpa passed away, his little dog Pepper only lasted 3 more months before he too passed on. And that dog was healthy as anything, about 9 years old, but he was a Pomeranian/Papillon mix so that is young for that small of dog. He died of a broken heart was the only thing I could conclude.
My Dad always told me that getting a pet for kids is a good idea, it helps them understand mortality and can prepare them for bigger losses in life as they age. Can't imagine how traumatizing it is to take a dog away from kids like that, I'd think that would hurt them more than having to overcome the dog's death. I'll never put a dog in a shelter or give a dog away for as long as I live, dog's aren't novelty items, they bond with only one person and that person should be responsible enough to take care of them up until their demise is the way I look at it.