|Snapper (March 2016)|
|Jim, on the day I met him. (Soon to be known as Snapper) (19 August 2015)|
I was told that Jim, that was his name, was under observation and evaluation and after that time I could go meet him. In the mean time they were reserving him for me. Before I could adopt him though I'd have to fill out some paperwork and they'd send someone around to inspect where Jim's potential home would be, to make sure it was suitable. The usual type things like making sure we lived in our own home where pets were allowed and had a decent secure garden and that all was safe for a little dog.
Well I went to meet little Jim and of course fell quickly in love with him. He seemed so scared and excited to be outside. He was kept inside and I suspect in a cage. I took him for a nice little walk and he was a perfect gentleman. He even gave me a little kiss before I left. It was so hard to leave him there, but I knew he'd be coming home with me soon.
|Snapper comes home, loves his new tweed bed. (21 August 2015)|
|Snapper (21 August 2015)|
|Snapper loves bubbles! (22 August 2015)|
|Snapper really loves chasing bubbles!|
|What happens when you eat too many bubbles.|
|My husband, Peter, and Snapper walking on Rodborough Common. (22 August 2015)|
|Snapper posing for me (21 September 2015)|
|Snapper helping me with my editing.|
|Snapper down by the canal in Stroud. (23 October 2015)|
|Snapper in Stratford Park in Stroud. (28 October 2015)|
|Snapper by the canal near Capel Mill, Stroud. (22 November 2015)|
|Snapper by the canal lock at Wallbridge, Stroud. (6 January 2016)|
|Snapper Rocking the Cotswolds up on Rodborough Common (18 January 2016)|
The young man, I so wish I'd gotten his name, told me that he'd done some work with the RSPCA and said that I most surely saved Snapper's life. He said that the RSPCA (and indeed all the other dog rescues as well) receive so many unwanted pets every day that they just can't keep up. So they have this check list and if the animal gets any checks on this list then they are put to sleep, usually within 48 hours of them being brought in, and never put up for adoption. Snapper most definitely checked the biting box and would have been put to sleep as he wasn't rehomable. Which he said was such a shame as Snapper is obviously such a lovely little fella.
It's heart breaking to think of all the animals put to sleep every day, not just here in the UK but also in America and most surely in other countries as well. So please, if you are thinking of getting a pet for your family, think it through first. Do you have the funds? Do you have the proper space? Do you have the time to care for the animal? Does your desired pet suit your life style? Remember a lot of dogs can't be left alone for long periods of time and most dogs shouldn't be left alone for more than 4 hours at a time.
Please also consider looking for your new pet at your local rescue centre, give an abandoned pet a new chance at life. Be it a dog or a cat or a rabbit or any other pet.
Save a life, adopt from a rescue centre. Most of them are there due to no fault of their own and just need a loving home.
|Snapper enjoying a nap in his new forever home. (Not spoiled at all!)|