We talked about the charity dog shelter on the M&G, it is a great thing, A Dog is for Life, my little Border Collie is nearly 18 years old, yeah maybe she costs a bit more in vets fee's with the odd infection at this great age, and is maybe a little bit slower and blind an deaf, but she has her good days. She has also epilepsy she was born with this problem, but it did not stop me from wanting her to be part of my life. I also have a mild form of epilepsy so for me it was normal to help a fellow sufferer.
Lassie now lives with my son, as she was his dog from the beginning, we had no idea that she would get so old. Although her mother made 18 and her grandmother made 21.
So this charity is a great idea, and no dog gets ugly or is ugly, the people that abandon them are the ugly ones.
When I was a kid, I had a Boxer puppy called snoopy, she was 6 months old when she was run over by a truck, her brother was at the side of her, without a scratch, I was at school at the time and my uncle left the door open. I still miss her even now. But since then I have had only two dogs, and the last one is an old lady, the one before lived until she was 15. Also a good age.
I will not be having anymore dogs but if we ever get good enough to make a whip for this good cause I will be more than happy.
@guy kit is a good thing what you have done, you look like a great team. The love from a dog is without predjudice, they dont care what you look like or what disabilities you have they just love you for what you are.