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Given a home: The eight puppies left for dead inside a bale of hay... near mother who ...
Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2012 | John Hutchinson

Posted on 01/22/2012 10:55:37 AM PST by aldabra

It's little wonder that with such cute faces peering out over the edge of their plastic bowl, these eight abandoned puppies have found new homes.

But their futures could have been a lot bleaker.

The puppies and their mother, a mongrel named Amy, had been found by a farmer stuffed inside a bale of hay on his land in Newark.

But now, following an appeal by local newspaper the Lincolnshire Echo, the eight six-week old puppies have found caring owners ...

The mother was discovered with a rope tied around her neck which she had bitten through. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dog; doggie; doggieping; dogs; puppies; puppy; rescue




Amy, the mother dog, who is not pictured in the article, is still looking for a forever home.

1 posted on 01/22/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by aldabra
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To: Joe 6-pack

doggie ping


2 posted on 01/22/2012 10:57:36 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

cute puppies!


3 posted on 01/22/2012 11:00:15 AM PST by brivette
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

4 posted on 01/22/2012 11:03:00 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: aldabra

They are all adorable!

Thanks for posting the heartwarmer — hope someone adopts the mommy dog too.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 11:03:17 AM PST by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: aldabra
The cruelty of society has gone far beyond comprehension.
6 posted on 01/22/2012 11:04:47 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: NoGrayZone

I wonder if God’s going to enjoy what He’s going to do to the world when it’s time or if He’ll be sad or just plain old wrath of God angry.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 11:08:18 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: NoGrayZone

I think this is as it has always been. In fact, I think in times past it was worse, at least now we have many who rescue and attempt to find homes. In the not too distant past animals, for the most part would have had to fend for themselves, at best. And few would have thought twice about it.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 11:10:00 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: aldabra

Adorable! I hope the mommy dog gets a loving home as well. Okay, Aldabra... if you could pick just one... which one would it be?!


9 posted on 01/22/2012 11:10:22 AM PST by momtothree
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10 posted on 01/22/2012 11:13:48 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: GBA
"I wonder if God’s going to enjoy what He’s going to do to the world when it’s time or if He’ll be sad or just plain old wrath of God angry."

In my humble opinion, God is LOVE, but hates cruelty. What He does, He does in righteousness. I await His instruction on a daily basis.

11 posted on 01/22/2012 11:14:01 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: aldabra
Does this weary heart good on a morning of otherwise troubling stuff.


12 posted on 01/22/2012 11:14:01 AM PST by Wolfstar ('The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.' Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: momtothree

I would not do the picking but I would be the one chosen to be the dogs human.
Thus it has always been.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 11:15:51 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: brytlea

“... in times past it was worse”.

I agree with you, brytlea. My parents were born and raised in a small, coal mining town in Pennsylvania. When they were young (and even adults), people would commonly take newborn kittens and puppies, put them in a bag with a rock and throw them in the creek. My Mom use to tell us how horrible it was if a person had forgotten the rock... many a time, she saw a bag floating down with mewing kittens or crying puppies. Once a year, the local cop would go around town and shoot any stray cats or dogs. He would literally spend the entire day doing it to “cull” the unwanted. No wonder at all that my parents always had pets, many being found or unwanted.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 11:19:44 AM PST by momtothree
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To: South Dakota

I LOVE it, SD! Your pets chose very wisely when they picked you!!


15 posted on 01/22/2012 11:22:48 AM PST by momtothree
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To: brytlea

My grandfather, born in the early 20th century, was a very kind hearted man. Because of that, he was often asked by neighbors and family members to do the dirty jobs they didn’t want to do one of which was drowning unwanted kittens.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 11:26:52 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: momtothree

Hmmm ... The grey one who is fourth from the left.

Who would you choose?


17 posted on 01/22/2012 11:43:41 AM PST by aldabra
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To: momtothree

That is from the picture. In real life, I’d pick the one who chose me.


18 posted on 01/22/2012 11:47:46 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

I think I’d pick the last little black one on the right. I’ve always had a soft spot for the “runts” of the litter. Not sure why but I do. I have the feeling that the mommy dog would mysteriously get into my car as well. It is amazing how many critters have mysteriously gotten into my car over the years!!


19 posted on 01/22/2012 11:52:23 AM PST by momtothree
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

20 posted on 01/22/2012 11:58:16 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem. meum)
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To: momtothree

REFL. You are not alone. There are times I swear my critters have marked me with a sign, visible only to other critters, that says ‘soft hearted human here.

When I went to a local no kill shelter to get one kitty companion for an old lady kitty, I came home with two siblings.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 11:59:42 AM PST by aldabra
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To: momtothree

I think we have a far different view these days. Perhaps we have gone overboard in some ways (the vegan craze and I mean the ones who think NO ONE should eat anything that had a face and would like to legislate it etc).
But we are far less cruel and even in our uses of animals for the most part we are concerned about their well being.

I try not to judge people out of their time, since people are a result of how they were raised and the culture around them, but all of that sounds pretty darned bad.


22 posted on 01/22/2012 12:02:31 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: momtothree
You and I have more in common than FR. I have stolen a dog or 2 myself. One cute black and white short legged guy, I asked who he belong to and when I heard about the people who owned him,, he just jumped into my car! Never regretted that, never. :D
23 posted on 01/22/2012 12:02:31 PM PST by Ditter
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To: aldabra

In the picture with the 3 puppies, the black boy on the right looks to be mighty handsome when he grows up. I’d pick him if I lived in the country. I assume he is a male because he’s got the look of a big dog and a boy.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 12:03:28 PM PST by Gumdrop (!!)
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To: aldabra

In the picture with the 3 puppies, the black boy on the right looks to be mighty handsome when he grows up. I’d pick him if I lived in the country. I assume he is a male because he’s got the look of a big dog and a boy.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 12:03:55 PM PST by Gumdrop (!!)
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To: beaversmom
It's what people had to do, I suppose. I have always had a problem, as a breeder, of what to do with puppies who had something wrong with them. I always end up going against the odds and trying to save them. It's stupid and a waste of time and money, but I can't help it. If they will try, so will I. Usually they don't make it down the road, but sometimes they do. Of course, then I can't sell them, because I never know if they have something wrong with them. And of course, you always get really attached when you spend that much time with one. This is China. She lives with my son, but she was a runt (and I mean runt, she was 1/2 the size of the other puppies --but she's going to be 12 this year).

China Girl

26 posted on 01/22/2012 12:10:15 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

She’s a dead ringer for our Casey, who passed away at 14 several years ago. Still miss her.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 12:25:33 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Joe 6-pack; aldabra; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; PhilDragoo

There must be a special punishment for those who abuse harmless animals......... Thank goodness they all found good homes.

Just recently, I read of someone stabbing 3 minature horses to death in a woman’s backyard! There are very evil people loose.

Thanks Joe


28 posted on 01/22/2012 1:01:47 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Ditter

I came by a cat that way once.


29 posted on 01/22/2012 1:09:39 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: brytlea

Ahh! Golden Retrievers...Truly one of God’s greatest gifts to humans, and my favorite breed..

They want one thing only from life, and that is to be your friend and faithful companion...

We still miss our Maggie, and are not yet ready to “replace” her (impossible)...But when we adopt another dog, it will also be from the shelter...

I’d have to let the dog choose me; I don’t think I could pick any one from that litter of puppies...

My fraternal grandfather was a town marshal in Iowa during the Depression, and one of his duties was to catch stray dogs and cats, take the animals out to the town dump, and “dispose” by shooting them...

But Grandpa Fred was kind hearted and loved animals, so he quietly took them home, fed them, and kept them in his home until he could find a good home...

We get so much from out pets and they ask for little or nothing in return, except a warm dry place to sleep, enough to eat and our affection...


30 posted on 01/22/2012 1:20:48 PM PST by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: momtothree

The little black one on the right looks just like my Lindo looked when she rescued me.


31 posted on 01/22/2012 1:33:02 PM PST by left that other site
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To: aldabra
There are times I swear my critters have marked me with a sign, visible only to other critters, that says ‘soft hearted human here.

There are worse marks to have. :-) Color me crazy, but Dog's just "know."

32 posted on 01/22/2012 1:40:39 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

I’ll have other people’s dogs running up to me. Sometimes cats will approach me. They know I like them so they’ll come over. There’s a woman who walks her Bichon Frise past my house and it comes up to me all the time. The dog’s name is Dolly and she is adorable.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 2:07:25 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: aldabra

Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, do not harass them, do not deprive them of their happiness, do not work against God’s intent.

Man, do not pride yourself on your superiority to animals: they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you.

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)
THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV


34 posted on 01/22/2012 2:13:48 PM PST by Nevadan
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To: Bigg Red

Lucky cat! That little black and white dog slept with his head on a satin pillow for the rest of his life.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 2:19:08 PM PST by Ditter
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To: brytlea

It was bad, Brytlea. It seriously disturbed my parents even as children. At the time, no one spayed or neutered. I don’t know if that procedure just wasn’t done at the time or if people just didn’t choose to do it. I think you hear a lot more about spaying and neutering now (thank goodness). Yes... I totally agree that type of treatment toward animals certainly isn’t one tolerated today and thank goodness for that!


36 posted on 01/22/2012 3:40:46 PM PST by momtothree (Proud member of Balls So Hard University)
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To: Ditter

The funniest story I think I ever heard was from a neighbor lady friend. Years back, her sister was telling her about this poor dog that was kept outside 24/7. No shelter at all and water was if and when the so called owner thought about it. The owner had made it known that they were considering taking the dog to the pound. So, Jo and her sister drove over in the hopes that the owner would give her the dog. The owner wasn’t there and Jo saw this poor mixed breed dog, all muddy with matted hair and thin. No food bowl or water bowl. Jo said she didn’t know what “possessed” her but she climbed the fence, grabbed the dog, lifted it over the fence to her sister and then climbed back over. What is hysterical to me about this story is Jo was wearing a skirt, panty hose and heels. On her climb back over, her skirt got caught, hose ripped to shreds, heel fell off of one shoe.. but she got over. It was her best and most favorite dog in the world!


37 posted on 01/22/2012 3:46:34 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

What a great story!

The dog that I stole was about 8 months old. I asked at the cafe who owned him. He and a pack of dogs were milling around the parking lot, looking for food, I guess. They said he was owned by some people down the street who got puppies and when they grew up they stopped taking care of them and got another puppy.

That was all I had to hear, he was into my car and I was gone. I didn’t even have to climb a fence. LOL!

The other dogs I didn’t exactly steal, I was even more brazen. Relatives ask me to watch their puppies for them (until it was convenient for them) for a few months and then I refused to give them back. Let that be a lesson to you, don’t ever ask me to dog sit. :D


38 posted on 01/22/2012 5:16:59 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Wolfstar

Puppies are the best bump.


39 posted on 01/22/2012 6:28:46 PM PST by austingirl
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To: JimRed

Oh, I’m sorry to hear about your Casey. I still miss everyone I’ve lost. And I know that at almost 12.. Well, I’m not going to think about it. She is one of those silly dogs with some odd habits. I think I caused that because I carried her around all the time before she was weaned. She was the most rotten baby. I hope you got another dog. I know you can never replace one, but it always helps (me anyway) to have another one to absorb some of the love.


40 posted on 01/22/2012 6:52:26 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: elteemike

We do indeed get a lot from our pets.
And I’m glad we can all still choose ours in whatever way suits us. I hope you eventually fill that hole with exactly the right new friend. As for me, in the past I have always had more than one dog in the house, so when I lost one, it was a little easier. At the moment there is only one here, and it would be quite a trauma if anything happened to her. Fortunately Pauli is just 5 1/2 so it’s a long time before I have to think about it.


41 posted on 01/22/2012 6:58:17 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: momtothree

Well, I’m sure it was not as available, it cost money, and people just didn’t think about it. Interestingly, there is a bit of a swing away from automatically spaying/neutering right now too, as there is some research to suggest that it is not without health implications. Double edged sword. BTW in parts of Europe it is much less common for people to alter their pets and they don’t have a large pet over population problem.
Let me just end this by saying that to some extent, the DOG overpopulation problem in the US has been politicized and is not exactly what it is stated. They included cats (feral cats ARE a problem) in the numbers often, and in some places they have to ship puppies in from other countries to fill the need for adoptable puppies. Of course, there are agendas that need there to be a pet overpopulation problem in order to push their legislation through and get the public to continue writing checks to them.


42 posted on 01/22/2012 7:12:45 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea

Aw, pretty dog. Is she still small or did she make it to a normal size?


43 posted on 01/22/2012 8:38:18 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Well, she actually got one a point as a puppy (AKC show) she was very very nice, other than being very small. But no, she never did get to be in standard for a golden, she still looks like a puppy. I think she’s about 18 1/2 or maybe 19 inches or so tall at her shoulder. A golden bitch should be 21 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches. Too bad for me, but she didn’t care. And she ended up being completely healthy, just small. FWIW she was the only puppy in the litter who was not standard size, so go figure. Nature is a funny thing.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 6:31:26 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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