Shadow is in the Dark
This just has to be said no if’s and’s or but’s about it! A small long haired black applehead chi was found this last weekend. It was almost dead due to starvation. The only thing we had to bring it back was soft food and the same ‘formula’ drink they give homeless people. I dunked my fingers in the fluid and gave it to him drop by little drop that he lapped very hungrily from my hand. He threw up several times to get the bile out of his stomach from not eating in such a long time. It took three days for him to come back to his old self and was so grateful. He kissed and kissed many times over. I slept with him as close to me as possible to make sure I noticed any movement or nonmovement so I would know he would be ok. We took him to the humane society and discovered he was chipped. We tried to contact the owners. They were well know to the humane society and yes, the dog had been reported missing. We thought we were happy until we found out what kind of home life he had. We were so disappointed. The people said the dog was a runner and was famous for running off. The dog is NOT a runner and we gave him ample opportunity to do just that to make sure. He would not leave our sides. Much to our dismay, it took three days for the owners to call and tell us they want the dog back. We tried to fight it because of the place we had to take him back to. We even had a loving home for him to go to where he would have a companion that would love him forever. Unfortunately, the law says if the dog is chipped and we find the owners and they want him back we have to give him back. This was a horrible home and we had no choice. There should be a law if the home is bad we shouldn’t have to give the dog back. I hope things will be different this time but we will be forever vigil just in case he ‘runs’ off again. Next time we won’t be so quick to send him back. If this is bad then We are bad. I’m so sorry Shadow. You will be missed.