To most of us, our companion animals are as precious to us as children. Whether they claw the arm of our couch to shreds, chew our favorite slippers because they looked like a rad new dog toy, or have an accident on the carpet, we let bygones be bygones and forgive them. In our eyes, they can do no wrong. We also cannot imagine not sharing our beds with them and sometimes we even share the food we eat — as long as it’s not toxic to them, of course. There’s a reason that when we tell stories about cats and dogs getting adopted that we say they’ve found their forever family — that’s just the way it should be.
Sadly, not all animals, even those who get adopted, are blessed with a family who truly loves and respects them for what they are. Boo, the dog in the photo below, once had a family. When his family moved away, they left their unwanted belongings on the curb, which tells us that that is exactly how they saw poor Boo — as a belonging, rather than a being. Maybe it’s the fact that animals cannot communicate on the same level as us that makes it easy for so many humans to show a blatant disregard for their well-being. But regardless of whether or not they can emote like us or verbally express their feelings, there is no excuse to ever, ever leave them to fend for themselves. Lucky for Boo, he was found by people who do care.
Liz Marie posted this photo on Facebook and wrote, “Meet Boo, this beautiful boy was left behind with the trash and belongings when the family moved out. He stayed right by their stuff and never left it, confused and lonely.”
It breaks our hearts to know that as each hour crept by, Boo waited for his former family to come back. We can only imagine the pain and confusion in his heart as he wondered why they emptied out his home and disappeared. But thanks to Mike Diesel, the founder of Detroit Youth and Dog Rescue, Boo won’t spend another day sleeping on an old, unwanted mattress. He now has a chance at finding his true forever family.
If you’re interested in adopting Boo, please contact [email protected] or get in touch with the Groesbeck Animal Hospital.
If you are considering welcoming an animal companion in your life, always adopt and never shop, but please also consider these tips. Our animals deserve the very best and it’s up to us to give it to them.
Lead image source: Liz Marie/Facebook
I loathe most humans because of horrid, wretched, evil garbage like abandoning this sweet lovable boy….I only hope and pray that the EXACT same is done to the vile human who did this …multiplied by 3. All of my kids (they all have fur) are adopted rescues and each has been pure perfection and pure heaven….Thank you to all the other kind Souls who adopt our precious \’fur kids\’….Please remember: DON\’T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE….words every human should live by.
Boo has been adopted everyone! By a neighbor of the people who abandoned him, named Mike Diesel. So, it\’s a better ending for this doggy.
Dogs are amazingly loyal and devoted to their family. One of my dogs seemed to almost worship me. A friend commented that
: even when you`re sound asleep, if you move, or roll over, one, or both of his eyes immediately opens, he watches you until he feels it`s all OK. Living for awhile in a rural area, I moved, about 10 miles, I went to work as usual in the morning, after completing my move,upon returning home at the end of the day, he was missing, I looked until dark, with no success, he had snapped the latch on a 15 foot chain on a dog run. I feared that he was probably tangled around a tree and wouldn`t survive the night. 3 days later, i got a phone call from my former neighbors, telling me my dog was sound asleep outside my old front door, a long length of dog chain attached to his collar, dragging what my neighbor said looked like about 50 pounds of branches, whole bushes etc. which I promptly unhooked. I got him a galvanized pail full of water, he drank the whole thing, stopping to look at me during huge gulps to cry and whimper, before plunging his head back into the pail to drink until it was empty, whereupon he promptly collapsed and fell back asleep, waking up about an hour later, he took a long pee, legs shaking, I picked him up and put him on the front seat of my truck, as soon as I got in, he crawled over and put his head on my lap, and again fell right asleep. I took him home and pampered him, spent the next 2 days nursing him back to health, constantly telling him this is home, this is new home, I left my dirty laundry all over the floors, front and back porch, so he`d understand and get my scent all over the property. I drove him in to the store, he loved to take trips, took him right back to the new place, so he`d get the message, it seemed to work, he was pretty agitated for the next week every time I left or came home, but he never broke his chain again..