Question on keeping dogs penned up outside
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|Tue, 08-07-2012 - 5:19am|
Hi, being a first time furmom and my Rudi is my sweet lap dog, I am having trouble accepting the neighbors 8 week old German Shepherd and Elkie mix is livng outside in a penned up area. The other night we had awful thunder, lightning and heavy rain and the little guy was out there in his pen. Yes, they have a dog house for him, tarp to give him some shade, food and water but is it OK that he sleeps and lives out there all the time unless the 2 small kids are outside playing. And living in Ohio, the amount of time kids are playing outside is going to be less time over teh winter months. I guess the husband said no dog will be in his house.
I drive right by his pen when I come and go and he looks so sad, or am I putting human emotions onto an animal? But I know there is critics for me that I keep my Rudi in her crate at times.
Just wondered what you all thought. I saw the wife cuddling him last night in her arms in the back yard so I don't mean to imply the puppy never gets atttention.