How many could have been saved? I read about so many old people and usually women who get broke in on and if not killed; robbed and sometimes raped. I don't think an intruder would break in with a dog barking so a dog may be safer than a gun I think, to prevent break ins. Actually the gun would do no good without warning either for the burglar could get to the victims before they made it to their protection. I realize some elderly cannot walk their dogs but their are papers and even grasses you can buy for this. Worth the investment I'd say. What are your thoughts on this?
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Wow John, how terrible! I would certainly recommend a dog to anyone alone and elderly. I don't think crooks would relish the idea of having to bring a dog down even if they could and it allows a time frame of safety too at the very worst I would say.
That is terrible & good. I know my peekapoo barked like that too; I couldn't stand it so I fussed at her for it & then all she'd do was growl, I knew it was a person & usually was my nephew she really liked but still growled til I said s
Sure, that's true but who ever heard of an old person being careless with a gun? Not me. As far as being on their own I think that is another question, this is just for the ones who are no matter the reason.
Thanks Anna, seems to me many may have not died had they had one. Even if not a dog lover it would take a short time to get use to them. I had a peek a poo that was the best guard dog I ever owned. When she growled I knew it was someone. Far off too!
Thanks Blossom and that is the great thing that she would make you aware of an intruder!
Thank you Eric, that is what I think (I think) that this could be a winwin situation and if you are lucky you may find an attack cat...much easier to take care of. http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AmwuskAInmuh6q...
Cats suck as companion animals. boooooooooo
I had one for almost 20 years ptosis so it is just a preference and of course a dog would be better guards.
Thank you delaneyworld; you have some excellent tips and glad you agree, bottom line; dogs are such a good thing for the elderly and many others too.
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Thank you! Hopefully you mean mine and not the add. lol
Sounds good to me, thanks for your input!
Sure that is true, because you are older is no reason you don't have a right to live alone and the purpose of this question was to encourage older people to have a dog so thanks for your input!
The facts are that there are elderly women & men alone & they wouldn't be with a dog & there are millions of dogs needing homes so it makes perfect sense to me. With a dog warning them they could get their gun in time & show the intru
How can an old person be left alone? That's my question.
In the increasingly atomized society of western civilization, it happens all the time. Any home security pro will tell you, by the way, that a dog is the best intruder deterrent available.
Mahfoudh, it just happens, many reasons, maybe no family and they have the right to be alone, old doesn't mean no rights but should not be targets for the evil either and many have gun back somewhere & so my suggestion for a dog as an alarm.
I was actually emphasising on their rights, they deserve to be taken care of by other people and shouldn't be left alone.
A dog can help, yes, if it's the last choice.
I am not speaking of these elderly's capability to be on their own but their vulnerability when criminals love to prey on the ones they consider easy targets and I am suggesting their one shortcoming might be eradicated with a dog for protection.
Not only does a dog make a good guard, pets are excellent companions. Old people who have them remain healthier, more active, and more alert than those who do not.
Attikos, sorry, I meant to get to you. Glad you agree and thanks for those important facts.
Thank you Sparklea. I love dogs too, but surely they could save so many without being at risk. Now if they are outside dogs they could be silence by an intruder but what I am talking about here, really, is an inside dog. Guns too for responsible ppl.
I guess but poor people have owned dogs forever and kept them healthy. Sometimes the expensive food will kill them. Table scraps are probably no worse, everyone has. If it is indoors all the time vets shouldn't be needed much after the initial shots.