Skip to comments.'Mom and Dad divorcing, please adopt my dog,' note reads
Posted on 08/20/2011 10:32:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
KIRKLAND, Wash. Paul Wu was pulling his car out of the driveway and saw it.
I found a dog in my driveway which is unusual.
He looked at the small dog.
He would not go away, and I stop he comes up to me, he said.
Wu found a bag hanging around the dogs neck, carrying money, and a note.
Please take care of Mr. B. He is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. Six years old. My parents got divorced and Mr. B was supposed to go to the pound. I think he has a better chance with you. This is my birthday money for any of his care. He is used to kids, not other dogs. Hes a good boy. I know God will take care of Mr. B Everyone loves him
especially me. Thank you.
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I have a soft spot for dogs..
thought the list would appreciate this story. Terribly sad though. My heart goes out to the child who had to part with his / her dog.
Kids have such huge and loving hearts.
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I agree the kid is better than both parents put together ;(
God bless them both
God bless this poor child, wherever they are.
I hope everything works out for the kid, and the dog. Kids have the biggest hearts. God bless them.
That is heartbreaking. Poor kid...and his dog.
Even in a divorce, a dog ends up with one or the other. In fact, I’ve heard of spouses fighting over who gets the family pet.
This is very strange.
My heart breaks with the sadness, the innocence and the unrequited love of this child. How dare his parents put their refusal to get along before their child.
I had a precious friend who died a few years ago at 79. She and her brother were abandoned when they were very young. As an old lady she was still sad and broken by her parent’s faithlesness.
I wonder if this child, like my friend, was forced into an orphanage. Certainly they had no love for their child or each other.
What the heck is wrong with some people?
Wow - I would take the dog in a heartbeat, but I am extremely skeptical about the note.
I have never understood this type of behavior on the part of “adults.” I have a good friend who takes in rescue Goldens, and some of the stories are ridiculous.
One that I remember was of a Mom & two young children crying as they dropped off their dog...the Dad had decreed that since they were moving into a new home he didn’t want the beloved family pet of five years around any more. The Mom and kids, defying his order to take the dog to the pound, found the rescue group online. I’d have dumped the jerk and kept the dog.
I wonder what that type of selfish behavior does to the child in the long run? Thank goodness this child thought enough of his dog (and apparently this neighbor) to do some creative thinking...and the birthday money part just about breaks my heart.
“Wow - I would take the dog in a heartbeat, but I am extremely skeptical about the note.”
I,too! I don’t think that is something a child would have written. The note contains information only an adult would include, like the fact that the dog is okay with kids, but not other dogs. Perhaps an adult wrote the note in hopes that someone would take the dog.
I hope we find out the real story.
I really love dogs and kids.
This story put a tear in my eye.
Maybe one was hurting the other through the dog. I’m not the biggest fan of the human race.
In my circle, we have a divorce attorney who practices in Westwood, in L.A. He told us one time, the other party did NOT want the Maserati but the German Shepherd which was bought from Germany. Those were the times he wanted to switch to personal injury.
“,too! I dont think that is something a child would have written. The note contains information only an adult would include, like the fact that the dog is okay with kids, but not other dogs. Perhaps an adult wrote the note in hopes that someone would take the dog.
I hope we find out the real story.”
Plus the birthday present money... Another thing that is missing from this story, is why choose Mr. Wu’s house?
If it was a kid, had to be a neighborhood kid, right? And this guy doesn’t know who the kid might be and has never seen the dog?? Any kids on your block that know you well enough to believe you will be a loving, responsible owner for their dog, but you never even saw this dog out for a walk or something, and have no idea who they are?? I don’t think so.
Either an adult dropped off the dog (still begs the question of why this house) or Wu made up the whole thing for his 15 minutes of fame.
Dude, that’s totally messed up.
That’s a heartbreaking story, one I can personally relate to.
But yeah, the note sounds a little mature for a kid to have written.
Not to highjack the thread, but this kind of thing makes me wonder how many that write about “lead and bunkers” would be willing to turn away a pregnant woman or 11 year old waif that showed up at their compound. Either of which could be an infiltrator for the bad guys.
Could be both parents were moving into apartments that don’t allow pets. Or maybe with these hard times neither felt they could afford the dog any longer.
How dare his parents put their refusal to get along before their child.
There is a big epidemic of that these days. The parents need to be slapped.
Divorce brings out the ugliest part of humanity often enough. Those wishing to hurt each other will often use children, pets, anything at all to do so. Doesn’t surprise me at all that the dog was losing his home in the divorce (happens all too often, especially if the house is being sold and one is “downsizing”) and I can certainly imagine a child being the only one who cared enough to try to find him a good home.
I knew a couple where the guy kidnapped (dognapped?) the dog and wouldn't return it until he got better terms.
I wish I could adopt the dog...AND the kid!
Some parents aren’t fit to be parents. That poor child will remember this for his/her entire life. There are some things you just don’t forget and for that child this is one of them. Too sad.
Kaylee he looks just like your Huett and my Julius! how heartbreaking!
Divorce= a cancer that eats families and erodes the foundation of civilization itself.
We adopted a yellow Lab under similar circumstances. The family’s parents were getting divorced and selling their house, and they were moving into apartments where they couldn’t keep pets.
Their young son wrote a letter to the other kids in his elementary school class, asking if anybody was able to adopt “Archie.” My wife showed me the letter, and we volunteered to give Archie a home. You could tell by the letter that the kid loved his dog; he even mentioned that Archie liked having his tummy rubbed.
So Archie lives with us, and seems pretty happy. He gets two hots and a cot, lots of attention and tummy rubs, and at least one long walk per day.
I was involved in Cocker Spaniel Rescue for many years. Oh, the stories I could tell. :(
I just called my husband int to hear the story and see the picture. Yes, our Huett down to the flipped back ear.
How is Julius doing?
I didn’t think this could happen til my ex seriously proposed his 18-yr-old’s pet dog of 8 yrs be dropped off at the Humane Society now that she was leaving for college. For such jerks I propose we drop them off at the pound.
He’s doing great. He and Chanel are fast friends now. We’ve been working on sit and down and he’s a quick learner.
That’s good to hear.
Perhaps one of the parents didn’t want the dog, and the other parent knew that his/her new residence didn’t allow dogs, and so, after conferring with Junior, the parent who couldn’t take the dog helped the kid with the note.
When I saw that pic I thought about you and was going to ping you but see you are here! :) So your new baby is doing well?
We might have to start a new thread about our fur babies again and feature your new baby in the lead. :)
The child’s parents must be liberals.
Good that the dog found a home.
I don’t think it was a little kid, but I could see a 7th grader (12-13y.o.)writing something like this.
Thank you Lord for Mr. Wu, and for the young fella who sought a better place for his canine friend.
And Lord, I pray that the young fella ends up in a better place emotionally speaking.. soon : \
May God guide our course.
This story points to the horror and selfishness of any divorce, whether a dog is involved or not.
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