It's been a traumatic and deeply strange week for Crawford and Mary Clay Gupton. After last week's ice storm, someone sawed the lock off the gate of their Fort Worth backyard and stole Heidi, their greater Swiss mountain dog. Then the thief, using the handle dogthedogsaver, took to Reddit to taunt the Guptons.
|dogthedogsaver, via imgur|
|Heidi, during her nearly week-long captivity.|
"Hi there Asshole," the thief wrote in their original post before attacking the Guptons for leaving their dog outside for hours in cold, icy weather and more generally allowing it to live in squalor and neglect. "Heidi is so much happier now. She whines at the door when her new daddy leaves, has a huge back yard to play in and two other dogs her size to play around with. Oh, and she has a doggie door so she can go in and out whenever she wants."
The Guptons say -- and there's no evidence to suggest otherwise -- that they are responsible pet owners who were merely giving Heidi the opportunity to do what a greater Swiss mountain dog is bred to do, which is to run around in the cold. Both were taken back by the hostility that flowed their way, from dogthedogsaver and her allies on Reddit.More »