Monday, June 8, 2009

Ryne Sandberg, Operation Rescue

Any Cub fans out there? Remember Ryne Sandberg? He was my son's hero when my son was growing up. Ryno is now managing the Tennessee Smokies. 'The boy' went to the game the other night and got to meet Ryan and get his autograph.
Ryne Sandberg was one of the best second basemen of all time.
He was drafted by the Phillies in 1978 and traded to the Cubs in 1982
In 1984, he led the Cubs to a divisional title and was named MVP.
He retired in 1994, then came out of retirement in 1996-1997.
Sandberg was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.

Speculation is that Sandberg is being groomed for the position of Cubs major league manager when the current manager retires.

Operation Rescue

We live in a disposable society. Sadly, most of us are only too aware of 'people' that decide they no longer want an animal and leave it out without food and water to die a slow and excruciating death so they don't have to deal with killing it or keeping it. My son's fiancee, came across just such a situation. An eight week old puppy had been placed in a box in the driveway without food or water and left to die. She called the local animal rescues and had no success. At this point her options were take it to the shelter for a quick humane end or leave it to die slowly.

She opted for the shelter where she found out they were out of room and it would be put down immediately. She begged for more time and they gave her till four o'clock.

She made some phone calls including to me. I started making calls but felt it was hopeless. This is puppy and kitten season and the rescues are inundated. Someone I called, made more calls and a miracle happened. A group agreed to take him. My son went to the shelter and got him and then took him to the vet.
Now its just a matter of making arrangements to hook up with the rescue group that agreed to take him. One puppy saved.


Anny Cook said...

Good for your son!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks Anny and to his fiancee that didn't give up.

Molly Daniels said...

Oh I'm sooooo glad the puppy is safe!

We neutered Oreo and now he's spraying. Tossed him outside, but put his food and water on the front porch. He seems very happy, but with the rain this morning, he was VERY happy we let him back inside! We're keeping a close eye on him...

LOVE Ryn Sandburg!

Sandra Cox said...

Hmm, I wonder why he started spraying. Hope its short term.

Anonymous said...

Revenge, lol:) No one else understands it either.


barbara huffert said...

You and yours are the best. How rewarding and heartbreaking your efforts are and that's just hearing about them.

Unknown said...

I'm so glad the puppy was saved.

In Miami, which isn't too far from me, there's a serial cat killer right now. It's awful. The news tonight said five more cats were found killed. We don't let my cats outside but one keeps trying to escape and I'm so scared he'll make it and end up...

I hate it when people are cruel to animals. I don't understand it at all.

rakeback said...

Ive always been a big fan of Ryne Sandberg, I think hes being groomed to take over as manager in the next couple years.

Sandra Cox said...

My son says the same thing.