I wonder sometimes how cruel people can be towards their animals. You read lot in Tennessee about starving horses or cruel things done to them to make them into Tennessee Walkers. I see where cats or kittens are saturated with paint because some kid thought it would be fun. I cant do a thing about that except I do donate regularly to ASPCA and Humane Society. The humane society does do something when aware of these terrible things but unless notified of mistreatment I doubt if they will just go out an look and maybe talk with their owners.
However, on my way to town from my home I pass these two dogs. I feed them hamburger left over or chicken and of course treats as I drive by. This is a picture of both the dogs. Don't know their names or even if they have names. I call them both Buddy.
To me, and this is my opinion, if you have a dog that you need to protect your property, fence the place in but don't tie up the dog also. If you consider a dog or cat a PET, then they should become a family member, again my opinion. Take them in your home.
During cold, snowy, rainy days I have seen these two dogs outside tied up. Now I did notice a leanto for one dog (still tied up) and a makeshift box for the other (still tied up). I have not noticed water bowls or food bowls for either but they do look fairly fit.
I will continue to toss treats etc. to them. I guess I am just sentimental towards Gods creatures that most of us have. I hope I have not offended any blogger by mentioning my view point on animals if you tie up your dog (PET). I understand about dogs and cats on farms, cats are mousers and dogs protect from wandering coyotes etc. Just hard to understand these two houses or owners as I pass by. Then I look at their habitat.
When I come home, open the door and there is my Katie greeting me with excitement I pick her up and say "I am changing your name to LUCKY DOG".