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  •  My experience with a res dog (9+ / 0-)

    Years ago I went to Taos for a conference, and one afternoon, we visited Taos Pueblo. Our tour guide told us that all dogs without collars were up for adoption.

    After a while I noticed that a dog was following me around. He looked like a sharpei-pit bull mix and had a serious drool problem. I mean, he didn't just drool like the average canine; he left long traces of slobber everywhere he went.
    "Cute" was definitely not the word to describe him, but he seemed to have a very sweet personality.

    A conference participant from Ethiopia observed the dog and said, "You know that you have to adopt him, don't you?" I replied that I couldn't since our condo complex has a 25-pound weight restriction on pets, so I'd have to find a new place with a dog that size. My colleague looked at me and said, "That's not the only reason, though, is it?"

    I had to be honest and say that I couldn't see myself drive all the way back to San Antonio with the king of slobber in the car. My colleague replied: "That's the problem with you Americans. You always consider the superficial, never the inner values."

    He definitely had a point, but I still couldn't get past the saliva issue. Hopefully a less superficial human gave the dog a home.

    261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    by MaikeH on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 08:16:48 AM PST

    •  Your posting. . . (6+ / 0-)

      MaikeH. . .thank you sharing. You are not to faulted for the reasons you didn't feel comfortable taking the slobbery doggie home with you At least you had the sense enough to know this and therefore did not take the pooch home, only to abandon later on. Trust me, there are folks out there who love a slobbery dog. He or she might have found a home. Meanwhile, if ever you go back to Taos, or some other reservation, there's lots of non slobbery types. Sounds like you are a good match for giving a res dog a home. Some day. Again, thanks for posting your interesting take on this story.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:39:24 AM PST

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