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'Mom and Dad divorcing, please adopt my dog,' note reads
KING 5 News ^ | 8/19/2011 | CHRIS DANIELS

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 dog’s 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. He’s a good boy. I know God will take care of Mr. B – Everyone loves him…especially me. Thank you.”

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: cavalierspaniel; dog; doggieping; kingcharles; napl
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1 posted on 08/20/2011 10:32:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Joe 6-pack; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ..
The kid deserves better parents.


2 posted on 08/20/2011 10:36:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I have a soft spot for dogs..


3 posted on 08/20/2011 10:36:18 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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.


4 posted on 08/20/2011 10:38:33 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kids have such huge and loving hearts.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 10:39:20 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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6 posted on 08/20/2011 10:39:26 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Poor guy (dog and kiddo).

I agree the kid is better than both parents put together ;(

God bless them both

7 posted on 08/20/2011 10:41:24 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Geithner: Taxes on 'Small Business' Must Rise So Government Doesn't 'Shrink')
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To: warsaw44

agreed.

God bless this poor child, wherever they are.


8 posted on 08/20/2011 10:44:07 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I hope everything works out for the kid, and the dog. Kids have the biggest hearts. God bless them.


9 posted on 08/20/2011 10:45:18 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is heartbreaking. Poor kid...and his dog.


10 posted on 08/20/2011 10:49:04 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


11 posted on 08/20/2011 10:52:09 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Tamatoa

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.


12 posted on 08/20/2011 10:52:24 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle. He is not presidential.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What the heck is wrong with some people?


13 posted on 08/20/2011 10:53:56 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow - I would take the dog in a heartbeat, but I am extremely skeptical about the note.


14 posted on 08/20/2011 10:55:07 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


15 posted on 08/20/2011 11:04:46 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: expat1000

“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.


16 posted on 08/20/2011 11:05:58 PM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I really love dogs and kids.
This story put a tear in my eye.


17 posted on 08/20/2011 11:16:30 PM PDT by Bobalu (He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate)
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To: toldyou

Maybe one was hurting the other through the dog. I’m not the biggest fan of the human race.


18 posted on 08/20/2011 11:18:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: toldyou

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.


19 posted on 08/20/2011 11:19:51 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: toldyou

“,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.”

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.


20 posted on 08/20/2011 11:26:03 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dude, that’s totally messed up.


21 posted on 08/20/2011 11:47:40 PM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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To: Tempest

Totally.


22 posted on 08/20/2011 11:55:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Maybe one was hurting the other through the dog. I’m not the biggest fan of the human race."

I'm a fan of a small part of it. Family is for all--not only for a few.


23 posted on 08/21/2011 12:55:13 AM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s a heartbreaking story, one I can personally relate to.


24 posted on 08/21/2011 3:30:39 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cavvies are GREAT (and usually kind of expensive) dogs.

But yeah, the note sounds a little mature for a kid to have written.

25 posted on 08/21/2011 3:31:44 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Quiller

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.


26 posted on 08/21/2011 3:58:12 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Slings and Arrows
My screen's really blurry   :-(
27 posted on 08/21/2011 4:04:38 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: toldyou

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.


28 posted on 08/21/2011 5:01:16 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tears....


29 posted on 08/21/2011 5:20:08 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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30 posted on 08/21/2011 5:23:17 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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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.


31 posted on 08/21/2011 5:24:50 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


32 posted on 08/21/2011 5:56:48 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: toldyou
I’ve heard of spouses fighting over who gets the family pet.

I knew a couple where the guy kidnapped (dognapped?) the dog and wouldn't return it until he got better terms.

33 posted on 08/21/2011 6:01:23 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wish I could adopt the dog...AND the kid!


34 posted on 08/21/2011 6:06:46 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Shadowstrike

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.


35 posted on 08/21/2011 6:48:12 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Joe 6-pack; Kaylee

Kaylee he looks just like your Huett and my Julius! how heartbreaking!


36 posted on 08/21/2011 6:51:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Slings and Arrows

Divorce= a cancer that eats families and erodes the foundation of civilization itself.


37 posted on 08/21/2011 7:04:36 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: JLLH

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.


38 posted on 08/21/2011 7:41:12 AM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: garandgal

I was involved in Cocker Spaniel Rescue for many years. Oh, the stories I could tell. :(


39 posted on 08/21/2011 7:56:47 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: xsmommy

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?


40 posted on 08/21/2011 7:58:49 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


41 posted on 08/21/2011 8:03:33 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: kalee

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.


42 posted on 08/21/2011 8:14:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

That’s good to hear.


43 posted on 08/21/2011 8:30:36 AM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: toldyou

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.


44 posted on 08/21/2011 8:40:21 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: xsmommy

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. :)


45 posted on 08/21/2011 8:43:53 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The child’s parents must be liberals.

Good that the dog found a home.


46 posted on 08/21/2011 8:48:29 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: wastedyears
That one has the heart of the woman, who was willing to give up her child rather than see it die.
47 posted on 08/21/2011 8:51:46 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: Quiller

I don’t think it was a little kid, but I could see a 7th grader (12-13y.o.)writing something like this.


48 posted on 08/21/2011 8:57:25 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wes)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.
Tatt


49 posted on 08/21/2011 9:08:05 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This story points to the horror and selfishness of any divorce, whether a dog is involved or not.


50 posted on 08/21/2011 9:11:20 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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