Gunnar, you are forgetting something. Dogs can't just drink any water. They need their junk or junkette taken off or out. uou have to vaccinate them, clothe them in winter, build them a 5 story dog house, have a special fitting collar made for them, license them, pay someone to watch them while you go grocery shopping or to the doctor.
That is why dogs are expensive. Oh, and not to forget, if they get a herniated diaphragm, it costs a lot for surgery (or any other medical problem) We have doggie ventilators and defibrillators now. Apparently when charlie turns twenty, costs 20,000 dollar a month, can't see, eat, poop, walk, move, bark, you can't put a bullet between his eyes. It's apparently animal murder. You also can't have him put down humanely, without every one looking at you or asking you to find him someone to take care of him.
For all who talk about spaying and neutering. Which do you think was more cost effective to the person that did this? Killing all the puppies or neutering them all? Some people do not feel animals are human like. Some people think animals are just that, animals. I'm sure the person did not do this for fun. I'm sure they were saddened. I'm sure they feel bad, and they probably had to do it, and had a reason. Maybe they were trying to control the pet population? Damn, the cops will figure it out. I'm for sure not going to go around asking "Do you know who killed these puppies?" It's pointless. They were 9 dogs, they are in puppy heaven now, there will be puppy justice from the puppy god.
and maybe the mother and puppies died in childbirth?
[This message has been edited by Smiley (5/10/2011)]