Why do people have pets if they’re not going to look after them properly?
This is my roommates dog, and she spends more time chained up outside than she does off the leash. I try and come home on my lunch to let her out and I understand with this breed they like the outdoors, but it isn’t necessary to have her chained when the backyard is fenced in, with a high fence mind you.
Yesterday my roommate left mid-afternoon for a bike ride. Didn’t ask me to look after Skeena, just said ‘See ya later’, so I assumed he’d be back around dinner. I fell asleep around 1am and he still wasn’t home. Needless to say I fed her, walked her, took her back inside and made sure she was in her ‘designated area of the house’ when I went to bed. This is not the first time its happened, perhaps because I’ve done it before he assumes I’ll do it again. But he never even acknowledges it. He hardly spends any time with the dog when he’s home either. She is quite lonely, something I noticed when I first got here…and its really hard to watch him just disregard her, and yell at her for picking up her toy in attempt to play catch.
This is Skeena sitting on top of the picnic table in the backyard, keeping me company while I sketch.