Monday, May 11, 2009
Update on Joe the dog since many have asked.......
the situation has not changed for Joe. The neighbors HAVE put up a high privacy fence section at the end facing my grandmother's house so now we cannot even see Joe when we look over there and he cannot see us. I feel really bad about this......and miss him a lot....and feel he probably thinks we abandoned him or forgot him as he can still see our car pull up and "hear" us but we do not go over ....except in passing down the alley we then roll our car windows down and yell out to him.
I don't want to cause more problems for my grandma so I do not go over and try to still pet or talk to Joe up close and personal since the neighbor told me to stay off her property or she would call the police. My uncle however still DOES do this. I am glad at least he does and I wish I still could. I miss hugging Joe and still try to see him if I can up close when we leave our grandma's house in the dark.
If the world were perfect I would have long ago gotten myself a house outside of town in the country a bit...not too far out though....but on some land and I would have gone and taken Joe to live with us. He deserves so much better than what he has.
His pen situation has not changed......the conditions are the same.....and the neighbors still do not really spend any time with him. It makes me cry every time I think about it or see him over there and it makes my stomach feel sick.
I contacted that Dogs Deserve Better agency but if they have ever contacted the family they have never contacted me to let me know about it. This is one of those situations that unless someone just goes and takes Joe.....apparently no one can do or will do anything about it. It makes me sick to think people can get away with having a pet dog in those conditions.
So anyway.......there is no good new news to share about Joe. I wish there was.