Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Sad story :(

Another slightly early post for me. And a not so happy day for animals. It's the start of rifle deer hunting season. Also here in Lansing, 18 pit bulls that were bred as fighting dogs, were found in an abandoned house today. The owner can't be found and is believed to have gotten away with more dogs.

About a year and a half ago, a little pit bull wondered up to the door of my home. The right side of her face was hanging off and her neck was ripped open. She had no collar or tags. I really wanted to help her but I didn't have the money to take her to the vet so my only choice was animal control. The officer who picked her up said it was clear she was bred for fighting. When I gave her to them she was hot to the touch and it was obvious her wounds were infected. The shelter doesn't adopt pit bulls out because they're too aggressive. So even if they could have saved her, they wouldn't. I only had her for a day but I was heart broken by it.
The night they took her I wrote a story about her. I've just recently started my attempt to get it published. Getting this story published is important to me. It has a message that I want to share. Not just about abusing animals but about giving them up just because someone is tired of them. Even if I get one person thinking, it would be worth it.
That's one of the reasons I write. I have some crazy dream that it can make a difference.

Sorry about the seriousness. It's quite a change from the past few post. Don't worry, I'll be back to more suggestion topics tomorrow. And I think I might even post a crazy but true punk on my live journal(I'll be sure to post a link).


jenni said...

I don't know if you'll remember this, but uh, "Quentin" (of Windex fame) used to talk about all of his pit bulls in his house. He had at least 8 or 9 that he mentioned, and I remember Shawna making a crack at him after he left one day saying that he probably bred them, etc. I wonder if it was his house that got busted?

D.B. Echo said...

"Quentin" is based on a real person? Goddamn! I've been meaning to say (and I know, I haven't filled out my feedback form yet) that Quentin is the single most "real" (in my mind) character in the story, because I have known dozens of "Quentins" in my life!

Ashley said...

Quentin is based on a real person but I can't say which parts of him are fact and which parts are fiction.

And yes I do remember "Quentin" saying that. I also remember him saying he bought a German Shepard puppy for his sister and when he left the little guy alone with the pit bulls they ripped his head off, literally. And he laughed.
It wouldn't surprise me if it was his house. If they come across new developments I'll keep you posted.