Letters to the Editor

Thanks due

September 10, 2010


To the editor:

To the Lawrence resident(s) who took our dog to the Lawrence Humane Society: Thank You! After a few nervous hours of shopping on Sunday afternoon, we came home and were devastated to find our much-loved pup, Florence of Lawrence, missing.

Florence is actually no pup. She’s around 7 years old, an adoptee from the shelter, and sadly a sufferer of severe separation anxiety. We are trying so hard to do right by her. We love her so much and are working hard to find the right combination that will make her feel secure and “queen of her castle” — including doggie day care. But Sunday we slipped.

After taking her out walking twice in hopes of tiring her out enough for us to slip out to the store, we failed to close the windows. It never crossed our minds that she would jump out, but she did. When we got home and found her missing, I went instantly to the Lawrence Humane Society and, sure enough, there she was.

Thank you to the person(s) who retrieved her and took her there. I made a beeline there hoping that that’s what happened. She didn’t have a collar (I’ve been convinced that micro-chipping is a good idea for us). I have no way of knowing if you judged her owners are irresponsible, but I can assure you we’re trying so hard to make her life a happy and secure one. Regardless of your feelings, you protected our pup and we are so thankful. Lawrence rocks, and the Lawrence Humane Society rocks like crazy.


Maddy Griffin 7 years, 5 months ago

Good job Good Samaritan whoever you are!

Stuart Evans 7 years, 5 months ago

perhaps your puppy would enjoy some cannabis treats to relax her a bit.

Angel Gillaspie 7 years, 5 months ago

cheeseburger, i think you need some cannabis treats to chill you out. or maybe just go have a cheeseburger

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 7 years, 5 months ago

We adopted a black labrador with a bad case of separation anxiety. She is getting much better now that we have developed certain programs to use when we leave. The first time we left her alone, she pushed a door open and set the burglar alarm off. We now secure the inside doors in a different way, to prevent this. For a while she acted out every time we left, she tore a bag of dog food open and had it scattered over several rooms. I read that you should never make a big deal of leaving, and we dont. We just say we have to go to town and will be back in a few hours She is much, much better. She knows we will be back, so she just goes to sleep most of the time we are gone. We can give her Benadryl to make her drowsy, but she has allergies and we give it to her mostly at night. She is microchipped, as all our animals are. Best of luck, if you work at it you can overcome it. She and another dog with the same problems were taken to SCARS in Auburn, KS. They had no room so they fostered both dogs out. The other dog was adopted quickly. Due to age it appeared our dog wouldn't get adopted, We had just lost our black lab a few months before to cancer. We were so pleased to get her. She is an excellent watchdog! Thank you, Lynn

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