" MOM LOVES AND MISSES YOU J.B ….. MY HANDSOME, BIG HEARTED SON"
Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I’ll never part. God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. ,
“HOW COULD YOU”
When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child, and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was �bad,� you�d shake your finger at me and ask, �How could you?� � but then you�d relent and roll me over for a belly rub.
My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect.
We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because �ice cream is bad for dogs� you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.
Gradually, you began spending more time at work and on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.
She, now your wife, is not a �dog person� � still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy. Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate.
Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a �prisoner of love.� As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch � because your touch was now so infrequent � and I would�ve defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway. There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me.
These past few years, you just answered �yes� and changed the subject. I had gone from being �your dog� to �just a dog,� and you resented every expenditure on my behalf. Now, you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You�ve made the right decision for your �family,� but there was a time when I was your only family
I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said, �I know you will find a good home for her.� They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with �papers.� You had to pry your son�s fingers loose from my collar, as he screamed �No, Daddy Please don�t let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love and responsibility, and about respect for all life.
You gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you. You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked, �How could you?�
They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us, of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you that you had changed your mind � that this was all a bad dream� or I hoped it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me.
When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room. A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood. She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured, �How could you?� Perhaps because she understood my dog speak, she said, �I�m so sorry.�
She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn�t be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself � a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place. And with my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my �How could you?� was not directed at her.
It was directed at you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.
Put this on your page if this story brought tears to your eyes as it did mine
Woof!" I said as you started the car,
“Hooray!” I said, it’s my first time afar.
The scents we were passing were all new to me,
For it was my first introduction to this mystery.
As we got out of the car I embraced you with joy,
After all you remembered to bring my favourite toy!
You threw it once or twice, of which I retrieved,
But on the third it seemed you were ready to leave.
You threw it long and hard and I chased it like lightning,
But when I turned to bring it back I saw a sight quite frightening.
I gripped my toy hard as I tried to comprehend
What it was I did wrong to make our relationship end.
You walked back to your car as I sat there still loyal.
Why am I subservient and you so royal?
Your engine started, and you peeled out into the night,
You didn’t even care about my overwhelming fright.
As I sat in my pose determined you would come back,
The sun faded behind me while the surroundings turned black.
Day after day I stayed in that park,
Lying… waiting… too feeble to bark.
As I lay there dying thinking of you master,
I asked myself how I got into this horrifying disaster.
With my last breath of life, I whispered your name
Then I collapsed in a heap overrun by pain.
Why didn’t you love me master? Why didn’t you care?
Had I no significance, was I just a clump of hair?
I stayed there master and I waited for you
I guess taking care of me was just too much to do.
I’m gone now master, no more You-and-I
But what I can’t figure out is why you didn’t even say goodbye…
DONT ABANDON YOUR PETS. You are their lives !
I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn�t chewed your shoe? I didn�t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn�t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn�t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn�t barked? I was only saying, �I�m scared, I�m lonely, I�m here, I�m here! I want to be your best friend.� Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn�t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn�t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today. Love, Your Puppy Please forward this to everyone, its time to stop animal abuse.
**known as BobbyKitty2. Here’s the link to the old thread: /topics/show/2048126
How do I shelter surf? And why would I?
You shelter surf so that you can find perfect pets to buy from the shelter. This way you don’t have to waste your money on low stat pets that won’t produce wonderful pets. (And it seems now, that the idea is to breed, breed, breed, breed, breed).
You also shelter surf to find a pet born on a special day. Here is the easy way to do that: (they tell you to use Google to search the forums since the search button doesn’t work, this is just a specific search)
How do I find a pet born on my birthday?
Let’s say you were born on January 11th….go to google and do this:
“born january, 11” site:foopets.com (Make sure you use the quotes)
Now, if you want a special kind of pet do this:
“female Bengal born January, 11” site:foopets.com
Want a first gen only?
“female Bengal born January, 11” -siblings site:foopets.com (adding in the -siblings, makes Google leave out any links that have siblings and first gens don’t have siblings)
Searching for ultras?
Start with this link: http:/www.foopets.com/pet/11407689
That was the first ultra stat that was created and there are tons of them out there.
Ok….so how do I search and not break my back?
I can tell you what I use, but it is up to you to decide to download things to your computer. I thought one day that there must be a tool out there to help me search through url addresses. I mean, after all, all I am doing is changing the last digit up by one each time. Well, guess what? There are tons of url tools out there. On Chrome I use urlNext. On Firefox, I use URL Flipper or URLbarExt. I can’t give you links to but you can search for them yourself.
Using those tools, you just have to keep clicking a button over and over and over to search through pets. If you work hard, you can go through 10,000 or more a day.
Now, to anyone who wants the best ultras, I suggest you shelter surf through pets that are in order after the link I gave you above. You will find the best pets to breed over and over and make the most fds off of.
If you want old pets and oddies, then search through the old pets. But beware, even with these tools, it can take you months to find an oddie…and that is if you search 16 hours a day. There is no shortcut to the insane amount of hard work it takes. If you search the old pets, I can promise you, you might not find a pet in over 300 looks. Now it will be even worse.
Once you spend a few hours doing this, you will have respect for every shelter surfer out there. Even with all these tools, it is back breaking, exhausting work. You will hate it. Be bored quickly. But, when you find that one gem…that one perfect ultra, or that exact pet you wanted your heart will skip a beat.
Ok….so that is everything I know about shelter surfing. Good luck to all. I suggest you copy this post, because when I go I will delete my account and all my posts will disappear.
Have fun and find your dream pet!
step 1) Go to the pet you want to link
step 2) at the top you will find the URL link www.foopets.com/pet/????
step 3) right click and copy
step 4) type this in
The text you want to write, goes here pet url goes here
so it should look like this;