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Unique German shepherd too frightened to look at the camera
Examiner.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Penny Eims

Posted on 03/13/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by Altariel

San Antonio, TX

When I woke up this morning to a slew of emails, I had the sinking thought, "it is going to be one of those days".

One of the days where there are multiple requests to feature dogs in need - multiple dogs who desperately need a chance.

How does one pick and choose a certain dog to feature? Trust me, it isn't easy.

But this one photo of a young, uniquely colored German shepherd a the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services facility touched my heart.

This dog is so frightened that he cannot stand.

He is so frightened that he cannot look at the camera.

This one, sad photo is all that he has to help him get out of the facility alive.

Unfortunately, there is absolutely no information provided for his profile. Nothing to indicate if he was a surrender or a stray.

Nothing that states "Loves to play ball" or "longs for affection".

All that we can see is fear.

He is still a puppy - life should be full of fun and new experiences right now. He should not be behind bars waiting to die.

He looks as if he could use a calm, reassuring person who has a soft voice and gentle hand.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; germanshepherd; sanantonio; texas
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To: humblegunner

In all the years that I’ve been here on a daily basis, I’ve never seen you write one single thing that was positive or helpful. Frankly, that’s a pretty pathetic way to live your life, no matter what social, physical, or mental problems you may have. You can get help and get your mind well instead of being angry at the world.


51 posted on 03/13/2012 2:48:34 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
I’ve never seen you write one single thing that was positive or helpful.

I guess you should try to pay more attention.

Was that helpful?

52 posted on 03/13/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bless you. I’d like an update as well. Thank you.


53 posted on 03/13/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT by lysie
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To: Joe 6-pack

That dog takes my breath away !!!!!


54 posted on 03/13/2012 3:11:34 PM PDT by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: humblegunner
I adopted deceased FReeper Flyer's dog Mason when Flyer passed.

Bought a place in the country for Mason to live out his retirement.

**************************

Bless you.

55 posted on 03/13/2012 3:12:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: thackney

Poor puppy. I hope someone adopts him.


56 posted on 03/13/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Altariel; USMCWife6869; Indy Pendance; Still German Shepherd; dervish; Kozak; Joe 6-pack; ...
Poor low-level Panda-type Shepherd.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

Flora Berkemeyer

This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

57 posted on 03/13/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

From the bottom of my pet-loving soul, I say ‘Thank You’. This simple act of kindness strengthens my belief that there are more good people in the world than evil ones. May the blessings of your act of mercy be returned a hundredfold upon your house.


58 posted on 03/13/2012 3:37:18 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Lando Lincoln; humblegunner

humblegunner is a great guy and he loves animals.

He just hates people who pimp blogs especially virus infested MySpace pages like the Examiner.

He does a great job weeding out blog pimps and many of us appreciate it and understand that we don’t pick and choose the threads he can post on and neither do you.


59 posted on 03/13/2012 4:56:15 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: bigredkitty1

Left a second message with them. Think I will stop off after work tomorrow. Hopefully a good family already adopted him.


60 posted on 03/13/2012 5:12:47 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: LifePath

God bless you. I was reading the thread and saying to myself that I’d contact them to adopt him. You beat me to the punch.


61 posted on 03/13/2012 5:26:36 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: humblegunner
I adopted deceased FReeper Flyer's dog Mason when Flyer passed.

Bought a place in the country for Mason to live out his retirement.

True Story!!!

You are only mean to blog pimpers. To animals, yer just an ol' softy.

62 posted on 03/13/2012 6:34:24 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
This photo just breaks my heart.

I'd take him myself if he was in CA.

63 posted on 03/13/2012 6:37:24 PM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: beandog

I’m with you. It’s gotten old...


64 posted on 03/13/2012 6:40:10 PM PDT by CAluvdubya
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To: Brad's Gramma

Very sad photo and story, hope there is a GS (or any) rescue in the SA area that can save him if he is not adopted.

I did three weekend foster for a GS in a similar situation last year. He was so frightened he would not eat and had to be carried out to the vehicle from the shelter. When I got him from the rescue’s kennel he hid in a corner so I slept in the room with him. By the next day he was so calm he was following the other dogs around and wagging his tail. Also found out he was housebroken.


65 posted on 03/13/2012 6:55:29 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Kirkwood; humblegunner
LOL! You couldn't be more off base if you tried. Humblegunner is a great help to me all the time. If you looked a
little closer and thought about the gist of his posts, you might find a nice FReeper who is righteous and Conservative.
His posts always have a salient point, and they're helpful to Free Republic, although some people can't see that.
66 posted on 03/13/2012 7:00:40 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: humblegunner
Good Lord, boy...do you think before you post?

Say this out loud repeatedly, please...

IAM
SOFAKING
STUPID

67 posted on 03/13/2012 7:07:54 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Why isn't Garlic Bread an entree?)
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To: chrisinoc

What a nice person you are! I like hearing happy endings like that!!


68 posted on 03/13/2012 8:17:47 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: thackney

heartbreaking blurry monitor alert.


69 posted on 03/13/2012 8:46:09 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: trisham

From article:

UPDATE — Joe Gimont and his wife are going to be adopting Austin. Joe’s wife is driving to San Antonio tomorrow from the Austin area (must be fate for a dog named Austin to live in Austin). If something happens and they cannot make it down tomorrow then they will contact me directly and I will go pull Austin from the shelter.... Bottom line.. Austin is getting out. I will update tomorrow when I hear from Joe or his wife so that everyone knows that Austin is free and safe.


70 posted on 03/13/2012 8:54:38 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Eaker; humblegunner

That’s great. But where did I upset the apple cart? Certainly not my “cute” picture response... He called in reinforcements for that?? Oh, my...


71 posted on 03/13/2012 11:01:42 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: huldah1776
I just brought my dog in the house after hearing a pack of coyotes/wild dogs in the distance. Prompted me to get on the computer to see if this story had a happy ending! And it did! I hope we get an update on Austin in Austin.
72 posted on 03/14/2012 12:34:05 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: IrishPennant
Good Lord, boy...do you think before you post?

If you see a boy, hit him with your purse.

73 posted on 03/14/2012 3:16:32 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Lando Lincoln; humblegunner

Oh my, sorry I didn’t realize you’re a liberal.


74 posted on 03/14/2012 5:05:22 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: IrishPennant; humblegunner

Those words seem to flow for you. Gunner repeating them would ring hollow as you own them.


75 posted on 03/14/2012 5:11:55 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Eaker

Nope.


76 posted on 03/14/2012 8:21:40 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Lando Lincoln

Oh my, you disagreed with someone else’s post but rather than address the post you make a false statement about the person.

Sounds like a liberal to me.


77 posted on 03/14/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: huldah1776

Yep, glad to hear it. Sorry I was not able to adopt Austin, but glad to know he is going to a loving home. BTW, I got a nice email from the shelter telling me Austin had been adopted.


78 posted on 03/14/2012 8:59:38 AM PDT by LifePath
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To: Eaker

Nope


79 posted on 03/14/2012 9:05:03 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: huldah1776

That’s wonderful news! Thank you so much for the update!


80 posted on 03/14/2012 9:10:48 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: huldah1776

Pleased to see that the puppy has found a home.


81 posted on 03/14/2012 9:25:02 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Lando Lincoln

Oh my, one of those severe conservatives like Romney.

Got it.


82 posted on 03/14/2012 10:14:48 AM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Altariel

Hey, Chett99...Another sick post from you.

You need some serious phsyco help...the sooner the better.


83 posted on 03/14/2012 11:45:03 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Altariel

P.S.

I admit you did good this time since the puppy was adoped.

I do believe many of you posts are sick never the less.


84 posted on 03/14/2012 11:52:20 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: LifePath

Wonderful news! I wonder if his new owners are Freepers. If so, I hope they update us on how he is doing.


85 posted on 03/14/2012 12:05:56 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Well... There is good news and bad news regarding Austin.

I went to the ACS today to inquire about adopting Austin.

The first is the good news. Austin was adopted yesterday. The bad news, It wasn’t me who adopted him.

However I did see a 2 year old golden Lab/Retriever mix that I want and will now have to spend the rest of the day convincing my wife that our Golden needs a pal.


86 posted on 03/14/2012 12:18:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: Eaker

No, severely.

Just imagine if I had actually tried to offend someone!


87 posted on 03/14/2012 12:19:43 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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Very strange thread in certain respects. Hope the dog hasn’t noticed.


88 posted on 03/14/2012 12:22:40 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You are a good man, EQAB, so I fairly certain you married a good woman ; ) Best wishes on getting that 2nd Golden home safe and sound.

May God bless and keep you all.
Tatt


89 posted on 03/14/2012 12:33:32 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Eaker

Looking at your posting history, you and bubblegummer should get a room.


90 posted on 03/14/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Why isn't Garlic Bread an entree?)
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To: IrishPennant; humblegunner

Don’t cry ‘lil fella.

You ought to be used to making a fool out of yourself by now.

Gunner, one of your little fan-boys is jealous.


91 posted on 03/14/2012 6:40:49 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Eaker

Meh....(simpleton)


92 posted on 03/14/2012 6:50:07 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Why isn't Garlic Bread an entree?)
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To: IrishPennant

Geez, don’t be so hard on yourself.


93 posted on 03/14/2012 6:56:00 PM PDT by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Eaker

No effort needed...or given. But bless your concern.


94 posted on 03/14/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Why isn't Garlic Bread an entree?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Good luck!


95 posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT by lysie
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To: IrishPennant; Eaker; humblegunner

Yer playing with fire, IP.


96 posted on 03/16/2012 11:26:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

Fire can be fascinating.


97 posted on 03/16/2012 11:39:35 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner; Eaker
Well dude for the record, I do think when it comes to a blog entry about adopting a poor scared dog... MAYBE you might not wanna do the BlogPimp Killer thing.

Think you made a really poor judgement call on this one.

But when I see someone comin' after you and Eaks, I generally will stand up for ya first, THEN find out if you are right or wrong. Several freepers I do that with.

98 posted on 03/16/2012 11:53:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

Note please that no contact info is provided unless one clicks the blog.

That sort of defines the intent.

Just my opinion.


99 posted on 03/16/2012 12:00:34 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Subject matter, my man, subject matter. If someone wanted to come in and kill blog-pimp police, this would certainly be the way to give the group a bad name.

The way to handle ones like these are to simply pull the info off the blog and POST IT RIGHT HERE, so as to A) Thwart their (possible) intent of driving traffic there, B) Look MORE caring then the poster, and C) Not be fooled into giving yourself a black eye.

Play chess, brotherman — NOT checkers.


100 posted on 03/16/2012 12:05:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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