So if volunteers will pay for a new home, why don't they pay to send Bela to Utah? I'm not sure if the shelter has room for Bela, but hopefully they do. And then the shelter can find a home for the dog.The second option is to send Bela to Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. It's the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the country, but Lay's attorney says her estate doesn't have the cash to make that happen.
Bela is currently being held at an animal shelter while the estate decides what to do. Volunteers are trying to stop the euthanization, even offering to pay to find the dog a new home. But Lay's attorney says that's against his client's wishes.
But your solution is an obvious and a good one. Surely a person on a trip to eternity could wait a couple of years for her dog to join her.
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All of what you brought up is important and worth discussing, but that doesn't mean this dog's predicament is suddenly meaningless. Stop derailing the thread please.The fallacy of relative privation, or appeal to bigger problems, is an informal fallacy in which it is suggested an opponent's arguments should be dismissed or ignored, on the grounds of there existing more important problems, despite these issues being often completely unrelated to the subject at hand.
A well-known example of this fallacy is the response "but there are children starving in Africa," with the implication that any issue less serious is not worthy of discussion; or the saying "I used to lament having no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet."
If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
His food bowl always has a supply of Kibbles n Bits - it's the only dry food he likes enough to eat (okay- now he's spoiled- right?)
His water bowl is always full of fresh clean water - more than most dogs get being chained to a tree or a crappy dog house outside.
He is my shadow, ever present, next to me nearly 24/7/365. No French kisses unless by accident. In the evening when I lie down to sleep, he comes along beside me, I give him the belly rub, ear massage, he roots the blankets on the bed and snorts and wrestles a bit, comes close to by ear and licks my ear ever so gently - kisses, then he lies next to my legs nearly all night long, in bed.
yes, he's more, much more than a pet, he is my companion by day and night, and he watches and listens constantly, always on alert to let me know when cars, people, or anything else is not normal as it should be, yes, we are close, very close.
when I talk to him, I think he understands what I'm saying, but, only one or two words at a time, so he understands the meaning of the message I'm giving him.
no, he never needs to beg or do tricks for a treat, he doesn't need to roll over, or to speak, he get's his treats after the people eat their dinner, he thinks he's getting what we had to eat, but don't tell him that, he doesn't know any different.
a friend for life.