3:15 PM: The smallest person from the house has returned. Maybe he will play with me! He does not. I go to the bathroom in the same place I always go, a few feet from my shelter.
5:30 PM: The rest of the people are home. One of them yells at me to stop barking. I pace back and forth, confused.
6 PM: I smell food in the house. I am still hungry and thirsty.
7 PM: One of the people from the house comes out to see me. He fills my food and water bowls and I am so happy for this attention that I jump up in excitement, spilling both bowls, and now I have nothing to eat or drink .
7:30 PM. Another lonely night. I try to dream about a better life and hope that people understand that I have value and don’t want to be apart from my pack, my family.
Please be willing to change how you think of me, and all my four legged friends, who never get off our chains. Make our lives different - know we are sad and lonely this way. Let us be part of your family, or let us run and play, or even find us another home if you cannot do these things.
For other links, go to website: "A Day in the Life of a Backyard Dog." BC SPCA. BC SPCA, 2013. Web. 39 Mar. 2013. <http://www.spca.bc.ca/welfare/campaign-issues/tethered-dogs.html#.UzclPvldWDt>. (photo and article)
Friends of Madison County Animals