If this story didn't have a happy ending, I would not be posting it.
Mr. Pip and I moved from the island of Montreal, as you may or may not know, and now live off-island where people are much friendlier than they are in the city. It's like Mayberry over here by comparison, not that I'm complaining.
There's a gal who lives on our street, further up. She has a dog of undetermined parentage; I guess him as being part pug and part terrier of some sort; he's small to medium in size and he is stocky, and he has a very mellow disposition. Mr. Pip and I talk to his 'mother' all the time.
We saw her earlier this morning, walking Mr. Undetermined and she had a tiny little white chihuahua in tow. The dog is all white, save for one or two patches on her body.
Sometimes Julie babysits dogs, so I asked her if she was babysitting the little white dog. I approached the dog, who strained at the leash to greet me and she hopped up all over me, licking my hand furiously. Never knew that chihuahuas were so friendly, but this little dog was affection personified.
As soon as Mr. Pip and the famous Boris stepped out to see her, she strained at the leash to get to them, too, to kiss them. What a sweetie!
Julie told me that she'd adopted the little dog from a local shelter -- way to go, Julie! The dog was found abandoned on a local highway, can you imagine, with cars whizzing by at terrific speeds? What sort of a monster would do that to a poor little defenseless dog? I was just horrified.
God, if you don't like the animal who shares your home, do the humane thing and bring the unwanted pet to a shelter, don't abandon the poor creature by the side of a busy highway. Abandon yourself there instead!
*shakes head* I hope that whatever specimen of 'humanity' did this one day gets paid back in kind...sorry, edit that. I hope the monster gets paid back double. I like to tell myself that I'm not a vengeful type, but that would be a lie.
Quebec's laws regarding animal abuse are archaic. We are the puppy mill center of North America. It's shameful.
The little white chihuahua, whose name is "Boo Boo", BTW, has absolutely got it made with Julie. What a lucky and deserving doggie!