Anyway, just posting today to say I am so SAD and so MAD at the same time!
I just found out the sweet dog next door was taken to the animal shelter. What a sad end to such a beautiful, loving, friendly dog. Upon learning of this, I checked with the shelter to see if Buddy is still there to be rescued. He was not, and I can only pray that he was adopted and is enjoying the love and attention he craved. People, this family has been through at least five pets and they don't seem to understand that dogs need attention. They love to be your friend. Just be theirs. Dang. Don't leave them out in the back yard and throw food at them and expect them to live in the freezing weather and walk around in the muck in the yard. I'm so mad. But I'm crying, too. I wish I had known sooner.