Toys for herding dogs
I have noticed that some people prefer the company of their dog over their kids. I think it is a form of narcissism (self-absorption) and I believe I am immune to it. It happens that I don't have kids, so I only wonder why some dog owners do it. I don't want to get too far in that line of thought.
Anyway, I had the idea for this post while talking with my sister-in-law who has a dachshund. I suggested maybe she should get a kennel instead of a yard because it is so nice to come home to an active dog instead of the same old kids playing in the house. I think this would be the case with many people as I would hope that we all want some dog company in our lives.
Her response to my suggestion was, "But what if she was all alone? What if she got lost in the snow or something and she had to live by herself?" My suggestion that she get a kennel fell on deaf ears.
"What if she doesn't have any toys? I was thinking that would be fun to do," she responded.
At that point, I really was no longer listening to her, but I have to confess I was thinking how many times have I sd this to people? "What if this happened? What if that happened?" or "What if you lost your kid? What if you had no one to help you?" People are like "what if" all the time.
What about dog toys? What if the dog was all alone? "What if she was scared and needed some company? Do you think she would like it if no one was around? I am sure she would."
My sister-in-law responded by saying she would be worried that she had not gotten a new toy for her dog. The truth was that she was also worried because she hadn't gotten a new toy for her dog.
If I asked her if it would be bad if her dog was all alone for the next 6 months she would have no problem answering that question. I don't understand what gives some people this compulsion to find and get as many toys for their dogs as they can.
This is not the first time I have noticed this particular behavior, in fact, it seems that this is a behavior with many people. My sister in law is not the only one who thinks that having some dog toys is the answer to their problems.
Now I am not a dog person at all. I will be the first to admit that. I just can't understand why people feel compelled to make a dog's life better or solve problems that they don't have.
I think it's pretty sad when people see a situation and then think the only thing that they need to do is get a dog. I would be the first person to admit that some people can have a lot of problems that they can't solve with a human.
However, some people don't like to admit that they need a solution, they want to believe that everything is going to be all right.
My dogs do well when I have toys around, but I don't force them to play. I will have a treat or play a game with them instead. They seem to like toys, but I am not the only person to have a dog like this. I see people walking dogs on the street and they have a couple of toys on the leash. It seems like these dogs are doing well, but I know that most of the time they are just looking for a ride.
I wonder if the fact that it is summer is partly responsible for this. Some people feel the need to have a dog before winter and before it gets to hot to go to the beach. I don't blame them for that, but I think that as a country we are trying to be more human than we were in the past.
I am sure that one of the reasons that people find it necessary to have dogs in the first place is because people would rather let them go out and have a run around. Some of the people even take them to the beach or let them run off in a yard.
I know that it is okay to have a pet if you aren't the only person that can feed and take care of them. If you can't, but are willing to learn and make an effort, you can find a good veterinarian that will help you. There are many places to get a puppy. You can even get them as puppies for free from puppy mills. They do not have to be pure bred and can be from any breed that you want.
There are many people that I know that have gone through this. One of them has gotten so frustrated because of the way they were treated. I always suggest that if they are having any problems they talk to a veterinarian. In most cases the veterinarian can help. I can relate to a lot of what this person has gone through. I would do anything to find a solution, but I just can't see how it would ever work out. My dog is the only one I have. I feel that if I had a second dog or two, I might have found a way to take care of them. I do have some other friends that are like this. They can't afford two dogs or the other people are allergic to dogs.
This is a very emotional subject. This person I was talking about has gotten a small amount of help from a lot of people. I did a lot of reading on the Internet and found a lot of stories about this. My friend has been in a lot of foster homes. That is how she got into rescue. People have taken her in to try to help her out. Some of the people have even adopted her. That is when she was adopted. There are also lots of stories about her getting hurt and other things that have happened to her.
I can't get into some of the cases, but this is what she has been through. She was left on a leash and left outside to fend for herself. She was hurt a lot. She was beaten and attacked. She was tied up and starved. She was poisoned. Her puppy was shot. I know this. My friend knew this before she had the help she got from rescue.
I have been to a lot of the places that she has been to. I have also been to a lot of the places that she was found at. I have seen things that no human being should see. I have seen things no human being should have to see. I could relate to all of the things she has been through. I wish that she had someone to look after her.
There are many stories on the Internet about what she has been through and what she is going through. I don't think this person will ever be a normal person agn. I don't want her to try to be a normal person. She shouldn't try to be a normal person. She should