Friday, November 28, 2008

Buzz

Buzz, a beautiful golden retriever, had been with the family for years. My brother-in-law, Steve, was his original owner. Every time he traveled up from Florida he'd bring Buzz along. Buzz was great with all three of Steve's children. He was just a wonderful dog. Steve more or less fell on hard times so the dog came up to North Carolina to live with Amy, my sister-in-law. Every time Bekki and I would go to visit her sister, there was Buzz.

Buzz was found in the ditch in front of Amy's house the other day with a gunshot wound to his hind leg. The vet said the .22 probably didn't kill him but made him incapable of crawling out of the wet, icy ditch where he more than likely froze to death. Some people out there think it's ok to shoot an animal for no good reason. Sadly, more people think this than you would think.

6 comments:

Quin Browne said...

oh, this made me gasp... then i had a good cry.

i'm so sorry about buzz, so sorry for your family... and people wonder why children can be tossed aside like trash, when we treat animals so cruelly...


children and animals are beloved of god... people should remember that.

Ziggy Za. said...

:(
May Buzz rest in peace. I hope they find out what ignorant fool did this.

Prince Gomolvilas said...

This is horrifying. Fucking bastards.

Peter Varvel said...

This makes me both sad and angry.
I am so very sorry to read about this.
I cannot handle this kind of injustice, so I continue to bury my head in the plastic bubble sand.
An extra donation will be made in Buzz's memory to our local animal shelter/clinic this Christmas.
:*(

Mike Valentino said...

all of your kind words are greatly appreciated

Cheryl said...

I think of myself as a nonviolent person, but man, if I'd had my own .22 and the address of Buzz's killer....