January 14, 2013

You rescue a Labrador Retriever, you name it Reagan, you campaign for governor...

... you win, and now, where is he?
"He was a rescue dog," [Gov. Rick] Scott said, "and he couldn't be around anybody that was carrying anything, and so he wouldn't get better."

Scott said Reagan never bit anyone but "scared the living daylights" out of people at the mansion. He said one kitchen employee threatened to quit and photographer Eric Tournay was frightened when the dog "barked like crazy" every time he saw him with a camera.

11 comments:

MadisonMan said...

Rescue dogs can be peculiar. You don't know what they've been through. Our own rescue dog is afraid of my feet. He worships and adores my wife, to excess.

wyo sis said...

"the dog "barked like crazy" every time he saw him with a camera."

A serious drawback in a politician's dog.

Kirk Parker said...

wyo sis,

Nay, rather a dog far wiser than many humans (suspicious of a press-droid.)

Alan said...

I hope he's with a good family who will take care of him. Better to move on to new people capable of taking care of him than end up street pizza like Buddy Clinton.

phx said...

Better to move on to new people capable of taking care of him than end up street pizza like Buddy Clinton.

It's Clinton's fault.

machine said...

He was not needed any longer...

edutcher said...

B Treasure Dog adored The Blonde.

A rescue is grateful, regardless of breed.

Harsh Pencil said...

I hate this idea that somehow it is bad if you don't get a rescue dog. Rescue dogs usually carry burdens from whatever they are rescued from.

If you want to put up with these problems, fine, you're a better man than I, Gunga Din. But there shouldn't be this pressure to do it.

(I have a pedigreed purebred Labrador I researched like crazy before buying him before he was born. His personality is very calm and loving as advertised. He is wonderful.)

David said...

Is there any evidence this dog "moved on to new people?"

Bad Governor! Bad!

EMD said...

We had to put down a rescued Golden Retriever. He bit a groomer and a kennel employee. Ninety-five percent of the time, he was wonderful. He didn't like being touched certain ways (sides,mainly) and could get territorial (showing his teeth at times.)

We worked with a trainer with him for nine months. We had to muzzle him to brush him or clip toenails.

It was horrible to make that choice, but we couldn't keep him with our son (3-4 yrs old) in the same house.

Sloan said...

This isn't really a left/right issue so far as I can tell, but I recently revealed to a group of our leftie friends that my daughter had saved up her money and put down $500 on a Cane Corso, a type of Italian mastiff well-known for its steady temperament and performance as both a guard dog and family pet. The full cost of the puppy is $1500, but it is her money and she has saved for it and she's 18 years old and can do what she wants in this matter, so far as her mother and I are concerned. She is a very responsible young lady and will be living alone on a horse farm in north Georgia this summer, managing the farm and training riders, and we want her to have a good guard dog that is strongly attached to her and that she can train herself.

The hue and cry from our friends has been rather disconcerting, even consisting of passive-aggressive Facebook posts about George Clooney and his habit of adopting rescue dogs, and shouldn't we be willing to do the same IF WE REALLY LOVE ANIMALS?

I swear, I have faced more judgement and criticism from people on the Left than I ever did in all my years in the Christian church.