NWR: We're not bad people!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@s2bmrscook:  +1000 Thank you for writing this.. im one of the posters and feeling so guilty.. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@s2bmrscook:  There are most certainly circumstances where pets can’t come with. My dog was 11 years old and couldn’t live with us because we moved into a split level home where he wouldn’t be able to climb the steps. That was a circumstance that I think it appropriate. He with my parents where he gets wya more outdoor time, another dog, and lots of treats. He is happy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Pit bulls really are great dogs.  We had one and he got along well with our sheltie and our cat. The cat would actually chase the pit bull through the house!!  They get a bad rep because they are so loyal and protective and will kill an intruder to protect their family.  But that doesn’t mean they aren’t loving, sweet companions.  🙁  My heart breaks for you.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Thank you!  Completely agree.  While I have never had to give up a pet (thankfully!), I adopted my cat from a family that couldn’t keep her because of allergies.

 

There’s a big difference between dropping your pet off at a shelter like you don’t care and placing your pet with people you trust and know will give her a great, happy home.  Sometimes, unfortunatey, it’s what needs to be done after you’ve tried everything.

 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Agreed. I don’t think most people get a pet thinking there might be a circumstance they encounter where they couldn’t keep the pet. But, things happen and circumstances change.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@s2bmrscook:  I am so glad he went to a friend! you are not a bad person for leaving a dog you couldnt keep with someone who will take care of them. 

I have 4 dogs. 2 I got before I was 18. The other 2 I got with my FI. FI and I moved out and could not take 4 dogs with us, nor would the oldest 2 do well in the place we moved in (several flights of stairs). When we move into our own home one day we will have all 4 with us. Right now my older 2 are living with my parents (as they always have). There is not a day I dont think about them and miss them. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@s2bmrscook:  Adorable dog. I am wondering if this is a spin off from the thread where the gal couldn’t decide between her cats and living with her FI? I would never place a pet’s importance higher than my FI’s, but I can’t think of any reasonable situation where I personally would have to give up my baby. I can understand your situation though, and it must have been heartbreaking. It’s not like you sent him to the pound or abandoned him in the street. You found a great home for him where it sounds like he has a pack of dogs to play with. I’m sure he’s having a ball 😀

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ugh, BSL is such bullshit.  I’m sorry this happened to you.  The little fenced in area for dogs at my apartment has a sign that says “No aggressive breeds allowed” So… no dogs allowed?  Because any breed can be aggressive…

I think it is great that you have a friend who could take Jynx, hopefully one day you will be able to live somewhere where he can be with you again.  I do think there are special circumstances, I hope I never find myself in one of them.  I know my parents would take my cats if I ended up in one of them, I could not imagine dropping them off at a shelter.  I have no plans to give my cats up, but I have no idea what the future holds.  It would have to be absolute dire straights and someone would have to pry them from my arms.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@s2bmrscook:  Awww, he’s beautiful.  How sad that you had to give him up, but you did the best you could under the circumstances.  Nobody should ever judge you for that.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Agreed… I’m sorry you had to give up your pup 🙁

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think the issue, well, my issue, is when people give their pets to shelters because they are too lazy to find a way to make things work. Obviously your guy went to a loving home that you had previously arranged should unforeseen circumstances arise. It’s the people who think of their pets as disposable that make me want to cry.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

There are no bad breeds -just people who either fail to train them properly or abuse them.

At least you found him a good home. I DESPISE people who put their animals on craigslist or dump them at shelters or leave them behind when they move. Actually despise is way too mellow a word.

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