Friday, 15 October 2010

A sad story with a good ending (kinda)

When you hear about this sort of thing your first reaction is to go, but why?? I couldnt get my head round it and it has really made me loose alittle bit of my faith in humanity.

Meet Freddie - some sort of Lurcher breed of dog. (the reason for where it is laid is explained later)



Andrew is a farmer, he is a relatively new farmer and has a farm in Cheshire, he shares some land with the farm next door which is owned by an old school farmer. 2 weeks ago in the early evening the sheep were making a fuss, the farmers thought that it was a fox so they went out from 2 sides in their land rovers to take a look, anyone that knows rural farmers know they were gun in hand and ready to protect their livestock. Luckily for Freddie Andrew saw that it was a dog so didn't shoot, as they got closer they saw the damage that had been done to the dog. The old school farmer wanted to put it out of its very obvious misery but Andrew being a dog lover and a big softie wanted to give it a chance, off to the vet Freddie went. The vet explained that it looked like, to him, the dog had been stamped on to break its leg and then it had been thrown over the wall and left to die. Freddie now has 3 pins in his leg and is extremely thin and very much in skeletal condition so had been neglected for some time. Andrew had Freddie at his farm for a few days but with all his other dogs cant give him the attention that a mist-treated dog needs. Enter Ian, one of the people who rents space from my Mom. He went to Cheshire on Tuesday and brought Freddie up here to his home, unfortunately as any mistreated dog he has chewed, he is a big dog........ he has chewed through a door being left alone for only a little under 2 hours. Today after much shouting by the wife he decided to bring Freddie to work. Made him a nice bed and made sure he couldn't get out. I spent an hour with the dog today and it is the most soft, lovely and affectionate dog ever. I sat on the make shift bed with him and he hugged me cleaned me and fell asleep on my leg. Again I ask but why???

5 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Awe, what a lovely dog, and I don't know why people mistreat animals, they want shooting themselves.

olive said...

he is in the best place possible with people who love him..... give him an xtra pat from me and Mollie (& Lee. The human race dont have much going for them when they do stuff like this.. I'd like to stamp on their legs and throw them over a long drop wall...... Ciao xxx

Sherry said...

That is such a sad story Clare, but at least he's being cared for and loved now x

Paper Paradise said...

I just had to back track on your blog to see the story of the dog. Aw bless him, how can anyone be so cruel???????? It is just so nice he is now being loved and cared for. Fingers crossed all continues to go realy well for Freddie. x

Gez said...

awe, Clare what a sad story. I've had a lovely catch up with your blog this morning. Enjoy your new stamps.. sending lots & lots of gentle cyber hugs to Freddie.. life can only get better for him from now on.. lovely to hear he is coping.xx

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