Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How Much WAS that Doggie in the Window?

How Much Was That Doggie In The Window

By Luan Egan June 2010

How much is that doggie in the window, the one with the waggedy tail

How much is that doggie in the window I do hope that doggie's for sale

But where did that doggie really come from, before the shop had it for sale?

Was it shipped from a Mill, are the parents there still, worn out breeding pups, till they're killed.

And what if that doggie isn't healthy, the parents defective or sick?

Does the shop really care about the dogs they sell there, or is their "health guarantee" just slick shtick?

How much was that doggie in the window, after you named it and carried it home?

When the Vet lets you know that his bad teeth or elbows are genetics he got from his Mom

How much was that doggie in the window, that cute pup you impulsively bought

When you factor in shoes and other things that he's chewed, and now he's too strong to be walked.

How much was that doggie in the window, the one you just left at the Pound

Cause trainers aren't cheap, and you could not sleep, while your dog howled outside all night long

How much was that doggie in the window, the pup that you loved for a while

He's now just a Mutt, who didn't make the cut, who'll die when the shelter gets full

How many such doggies can we Rescue, we try but boy it is tough

The money, the time, the adopters to find, it seems that it's never enough

How much is that doggie in the window, would you buy it if you really knew?

Would you still get that pup, if you took time to smarten up, on what it ALL costs when you do?


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

The price doesn't matter, they'll finance it like a car....

GoLightly said...

sadly applauding, ain't that the truth..

bermudabluez said...

People really just don't understand. It is sad. Very sad.

Eoz said...

what to do my friend? It's happening around the world...

Dogue de Bordeaux Puppies Blog said...

It IS happening, but it SHOULDN'T...

Sisko said...

Animals need rights. Rights they don't have even after they are bred and brought into the world.

Viatecio said...

Only too true in many cases. Granted, I've known some people who have petstore puppies they bought before they knew better, but those dogs were in forever homes...those are lucky ones.

GSP, the difference between that and the car is that most of the time, the people have to have the pup paid off before they can remove it from the store, it's not like the pup can be repo'd like a car...much easier to find a car with registration stuff and lisence plates than it is to find one Malti-Shih-Pap-Chin-Pug-Poo pup that's probably on it's 3rd home by that point :( Still see what you're saying though.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting and crediting my verse. So many people do not realize (or don't want to know) that their pet store puppies are produced in such appalling conditions, and the price their parents and siblings pay. There are so many nice dogs that die in shelters every day, shop there and at Rescue Groups and give a dog a second chance! ~ Luan Egan