This card did not turn out as I envisioned…..don’t you hate it when that happens??? I could have redone it, but decided that it was worthy of sending….vs not sending. I have thought of sending this card for a couple of weeks…so decided today was the day to get ink on paper and get it in the mail! I stamped my images with black pigment ink and clear embossed. I then colored my image with Prismacolor pencils.
This could easily turn into a controversial post….but the basis behind my card really hit a nerve. A local vet is being criticized by the media for failing to euthanize a dog. A boxer was brought to her to be euthanized because the family could no longer afford her care. The vet offered them other options which they refused. Fast forward six months and the family decides to get another dog. They just so happen to find “their” dog at a rescue. They called the media because they paid to have their dog euthanized and obviously the dog was not. In the end, the family gets their dog back. I feel the vet became a vet to save lives…not to put animals down because the owner can no longer afford them. There are so many other options. I am in shock that they want legal action taken against the vet. If it were not for the vet’s caring actions….they would not have had the option of reclaiming their dog. Sadly, I don’t feel they should have been able to reclaim the dog……really makes you wonder about the quality of life the dog will receive. Two sides to every story…but I side with the vet on this one. Shame on the media and the dog’s owners. I sincerely hope the vet is not sanctioned and can go on to continue to save lives. And before anyone says, I have not been in their shoes…..I have taken animals to the vet and requested they be euthanized. The surgeries they would have required were well more than I could afford to pay at that time in my life…..the vet did offer options and my animals either received alternate treatment or were taken in by a rescue that did have the funds for the required surgeries. Not to mention if you had to take a member of your family to be euthanized, you would think you would stay with them until the very end…not just drop them off. I am sorry, to me that speaks volumes.
I don’t personally know any of the parties…..just felt the need to send a card in support of the veterinarian. I have not posted a link to the original news story, as it appears to have been removed. Since the original story has been removed, I have chosen not to list actual names in my “rant”. Here is a look at the inside of the card.
Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Doggy Kisses Stamp Set by Art Impressions
S1708 School Year Stamp Set
Black Cardstock by DCWV
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Black Pigment Ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z899 Black Memento Ink
I have entered my card in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-Anything Goes w/a creature
Addicted to Stamps and More-Clean and Simple
Crafty Animals-Anything Goes
Papercraft Happy-Anything Goes w/ an animal
Penny Black & More-Creatures
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