Some of you may still remember one of my ealier posts about Benjy right? We found out about it last week but mom didn't know how to break the news to everyone. Aunty W's family had sent BOTH Benjy and Coffee (the miniature poodle) to SPCA! My hoomans still find it difficult to believe that they sent 2 perfectly healthy dogs to SPCA without even trying to re-home them *speechless*...
The reason why Benjy and Coffee are in this predicament is because their neighbours had complained a few times that they bark in the middle of the night (both of them are confined to the back yard all the time), and they can't be let into the house at night because they are not toilet-trained (Aunty W's house had been renovated so they don't allow Benjy and Coffee into the house anymore in case they have 'accidents').
Mom thinks that they also lack interaction with the family. While they get food and water, they are sadly lacking love and attention from the family... or toys and activities to keep them occupied... no walkies for them either... and I serious doubt if they remember when they got their last tummy rub from anyone ... The problem of them barking in the middle of the night could be due to all these factors and also all the pent-up energy and boredom.
Their fate is now uncertain because the SPAC here will normally try to re-home animals that are younger.. and Benjy and Coffee are no spring chickens (8 years old and 7 years old respectively), and them not being toilet-trained could be a big 'disadvantage' to prospective owners.
It's no fault of theirs that Aunty W chose to buy and bring them home;
It's no fault of theirs that their hoomans did not toilet-train them when they were pups;
It's no fault of theirs that Aunty W got herself a cute, new pup;
It's no fault of theirs that their hoomans decided that they have no time to care for and play with them;
It's no fault of theirs that they have now been sent away and their fates now hang by a thread...
So WHOSE fault is it??
A very upset and annoyed Huskee Boy.