Friday, August 8, 2008

Crackberry Friday: G-dog!


I took this pic on our way up to the Cape. G-dog is SO good on long trips as long as she can lay down. She's like a little kid in that she'll fall asleep as long as it's highway driving.
I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you all, unless you are a new visitor, that we adopted G-dog a year ago. We always knew when we brought a dog into our family that we would adopt. I was reminded of how important it is to consider adoption when I was out on Wed night. I was at a pet store (supplies, not selling pets) and they had some dogs there that were up for adoption with the foster parents. There was a little white and light brown pit puppy who was insanely cute. He was a mix and you could tell that he had a great personality; friendly and cuddly and would make a great addition to a family. Trouble is, he is tagged with that name: 'pit bull'. I really hope he gets adopted despite that strike against him. The only reason my heart didn't completely break was because he seemed to have a really nice foster Mommy. :)

PS: I have NOTHING against pure bred dogs or GOOD breeders. We had a Golden Retriever growing up and a German Shepard, both from excellent breeders. Keeping the breed strong by making sure the gene pool isn't too shallow is something good breeders do and I respect that.

21 comments:

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Gee, I never looked at it from that perspective. Breeders do have that responsibility, don't they?

I adopted ours about 3 years ago, and would continue to adopt. It just broke my heart to see needy dogs out there and I'd adopt 100 of them if I could.

Nilsa S. said...

My fiance and I rescued a dog in March 2007. It has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in our lifetimes. I couldn't agree more with you about adoption. In fact, I blogged about the volunteers at the rescue facilities a couple days ago.

Middle Aged woman said...

I was a rescue dog mommy, too. Spay and Neuter, folks!

Marilyn said...

Good dog G.

Every critter we have on "The Farm" is used (except the chickens, we got them brand new.)
Thats just how we roll : )

asthmagirl said...

I love a good breeder. One of my dogs was from a less than good breeder and I'm glad I got her so she didn't end up having puppies. I love her insanely, but she's got a significant underbite and should never be bred. My other dog was a gift from my husband and is from a breeder that took her responsiblities seriously. I won't breed her either because there's so many dogs available, it isn't like she'd be filling a need. So many times I hear people say, "oh just one litter so we can have one of her children" with no regard for what might happen to the rest of the litter.

Jen said...

gotta love G-dod. He is very cute.

Los said...

We had a Belgian Sheppherd growing up - she was really cute ...

I think if we decide to get a dog someday, it'll be a mutt from the SPCA - I'd feel like I'm saving a life that way.

kccat said...

Yea, for adoption. All our 5 kitties were adopted from animal rescues.

Me said...

You get to go to the Cape! I love LOVE LOVE the Cape! My sister used to live in Boston so I've been there twice. Once to Martha's Vineyard (which felt like the trip of a lifetime).

G-dog is too cute and SO lucky he gets to go to the beach.

Mama Dawg said...

My cats are the same way. As long as they have a place to lay down and curl up, they're great on trips.

Lex the mom said...

She is a gorgeous dog! It looks like she's in heaven riding in the car.

If we do get a dog, we will adopt.

Lula! said...

I love that G-dog goes to the beach with y'all...

Jennifer said...

He looks like a great dog! I get all my dogs from rescues now.

only a movie said...

Sweet, sweet dog.
I keep thinking it's time for a dog again...and when it is, we'll adopt.
:-D

Mom2FiveBratz said...

My husband had an old pitbull he had from the time he was a kid, and he was never mean or agressive around my children (they were 1 and 4)...we had 3 kids together by the time that dog died of old age and he was never agressive. We now have a pitbull puppy. I dont think its the breed, but the owners that determine how a puppy turns out. It is a lot like parenting.

Kelly said...

So cute...he falls asleep on long rides in true kid fashion!

Lori said...

I love that second picture. It's a dog's life. We foster stray dogs -- that means hubby tells me I can't have one and I keep bringing them home anyway.

Karen said...

Don't you jut love that big, happy, puppy dog grin :-)

A.C. said...

Years ago, I had a cat that got attacked and killed by a pit bull. The dog was a "nice dog" and had never shown any aggression before. The owner kept saying "but she's so friendly...she's so sweet." I didn't ask him to put her down and last year, I heard that she had killed another 3 cats before he finally had her euthanized. I always hear people say that pit bulls aren't inherently aggressive, but I don't believe it. My neighbor has a pit bull and yesterday, he let the dog peek into our window. He said, "get the kitty, Woo!" I freaked out on him a bit. Oops.

Shelby said...

I would like to notify you that you need to keep a good eye on G-dog because one day, when you least expect it, one of your favorite blog friends may come by and take her for a "road trip" that involved Spokane, WA and her living with me forever...

Seriously though, she looks like SUCH a doll.

Queen Mommy said...

As you know we adopted kitties. We are on too busy a street for a dog.

G dog is livin' THE life!