I am an animal lover like all of you so I know you all will understand how we feel. Today while we were outside working on the van (yes it wouldn't start this AM so we were trying to find out what was up. We were also waiting on my parents to come by since my father loves working on cars and my DH isn't a car person.) Anyway, we kept hearing a yelping dog or something. I figured it was the neighbor's up the street who have a chihauhua. We're on a hill so I figured the sound was echoing as it often does. Well DH decided to walk down the street just in case towards the creek and see if there was something down there. I heard him holler for me at one point but with the cars going up the street I couldn't tell what he said. So since I had both my DD (age 6) and DS (age 3) with me I would wait till he got back. Well here he comes up the street with two puppies in tow. I was hoping we wouldn't have any new dogs too. He gets to me and says, "someone dumped them." I couldn't believe my ears. He found them in the creek inside a box. Someone literally dumped the box into the creek with live puppies in it. Two drowned in the creek. It just breaks my heart. They are horribly emaciated and look very young. They are small breed dogs too. Uh. How cold hearted can a person be? Why didn't they just take them to the shelter if they didn't want them? That is outright cruel. The worse part is we'll never know who did it and can't prosecute them. I try to advocate spaying and neutering. It breaks my heart reading ads for puppies and kittens free because someone won't prevent unwanted litters. The kittens and puppies and often the parent animals are the ones who suffer. I will get pictures of the puppies tomorrow. Tonight they're bedded down in one of my stalls in the goat barn. They have had a meal though I limited it so they wouldn't engorge and get sick. They ate like they hadn't seen food in ages. Poor babies. One is chocolate and tan, male. One is black with a roaned gray on feet and nose, female. My daughter likes the cartoon Max & Ruby (about rabbits) so we are calling them that for now. Thanks for letting me vent.