Friday, June 25, 2010

We've Adopted a Dog


[a boy and his dog]

After years of discussion, we finally adopted a dog two months ago. His name is Prince, age 3, male, neutered, pit bull. He was adopted from Hi-Tor Animal Care Center Inc, which is the county shelter. Police found him on the street in Pearl River, NY in February and the owner could not be located. He was placed in the shelter and remained there for two months. I'm afraid he would soon have been euthanized.

He was adopted to be a companion for my son Samson (email: samsonstein01@gmail.com) who, due to cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and cannot play too much with friends. Nothing can match the devotion and loyalty of a dog.

Of course it's well known that dogs and their owners are similar. To borrow from Sarah Palin, "What's the difference between a Jewish Philosopher and a pit bull? Eyeglasses."

14 comments:

BrooklynWolf said...

May your son have much happiness and joy from his new companion.

The Wolf

Anonymous said...

אמר רבי שמעון בן לקיש: כל המגדל כלב רע בתוך ביתו – מונע חסד מתוך ביתו
Anyone who raises an evil dog in their house withholds chessed from their house… (Shabbat 63a).

Since dog owners usualy possess attributes of the dog, it is obvious that Jacob Stein should not own a dog. Evil owner, evil dog, means transgression of the talmud. Get rid of him Stein, before God punishes you even more.

jewish philosopher said...

Prince is specially trained to rip out the throats of any gays, atheists or Muslims.

Jewish skeptics who wish to become Prince's next meal are invited to venture into my backyard.

jewish philosopher said...

This isn't Prince, but just to get some idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Ea1LWsGjE

Anonymous said...

Stein, god does not like you. In fact he hates you. Just look at what he's done to you. God caused you to your job and now you want to anagonize god even more? Get rid of the dog before god makes him do some awful harm to your family. When he chews up your wife's shaytel, it will serve as a warning! Get rid of the kelev ra now !

jewish philosopher said...

As I have explained, he has been given very special training making him completely harmless to authentic Jews however a man eating terror to heretics.

I suggest you stop by sometime and I will be able to save on dog food. In these hard times, every dollar counts.

Anonymous said...

I ask this with all sincerity. Do you honestly believe that a pit bull, an adult from an animal shelter that was once a stray no less, is the best companion for a physically handicapped child? Also, do you really think it is a good idea to post your son's e-mail address? Surely you would NEVER post your wife's e-mail address!

...Just wondering.

jewish philosopher said...

And you're Father of the Year? Just wondering.

Anonymous said...

A dog??? So Goyish!!! I guiess you can take the man out of Lutheranism but you can't take the Lutheranism out of the man. Nebach!

jewish philosopher said...

Martin Luther had a dog? Who knew?

Actually, where I live, Jewish dog ownership is fairly common.

Mahla said...

It's so awesome that your son has a dog! I would LOVE to have a dog of my very own, but they will not allow it where I live! :^)

I've actually never owned one before. :^)

jewish philosopher said...

I don't think I'd bother with a dog if not for my son's handicap, but a dog is really useful for a lot of things.

Sometimes my wife wants to take a walk in a lonely park with the kids. By herself, she would be hesitant, however with Prince it's no problem. He would bite the face off any trouble makers.

He's not expensive either. I paid the shelter a $150 adoption fee. The best quality food, treats and toys comes to $5 per day.

Mahla said...

It's especially awesome that you got him from a shelter. :^)I get really sad when I hear about people paying $600 or $700 for a pedigree puppy when there are so many wonderful dogs in the shelters.

jewish philosopher said...

Actually, a good quality puppy can cost over $1,000. Some people want to train the dog from infancy, however I don't really think it's worth it. There are good shelter dogs if you have time to look around.