(Closed) Quick Vent; People that get animals…..

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsRuby: I hate when people do things like this. She probably just wants a tiny chihuahua because it’s cute, but won’t really want to take care of it. From what you’ve said, she seems to be someone who gets tired of things easily, and someone like that probably shouldn’t be buying new pets.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@MrsRuby: For real! I fully intend on apopting my next dog. 

And I’m not sure how much truth there is to this, but I read on some chihuahua website a while back that “teacup” chihuahuas are very irresponsibly bred because it’s dangerous to purposely breed dogs to be that tiny. I have a chihuahua but he’s not a “teacup.” He’s just a normal 10 pound chihuahua, and he’s just as adorable as the teeny tiny ones.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Maybe she’d change her mind if she knew these things, and save everyone a lot of stress. Here’s a little piece of an article I found:

If you do decide to get a teacup chihuahua, be prepared to expect more health problems. Being the smallest dog in the world comes with its fair share of health problems including regulating their blood sugar (hypoglycemia), dehydration, and respiratory problems. They will need extra care and special attention especially as puppies and should always be checked out by a licensed veterinarian for thyroid and liver problems.

Being so small makes them much more likely to get seriously injured. Kids often like to play rough with them or can even step on them. If you have kids, please don’t get a teacup chihuahua.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/825240

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

That sucks. I agree with you that it’s irritating when people suddenly flip because something is “cute.” Like they all of a sudden forget that dogs need to be fed, bathed, walked, loved and taken care of. But you know…just put it in a purse. It’s not like it will pee or poop in there if you forget. -_- I had a person I know get a dog and have NO way of paying for or providing for it and I’m pretty sure she had to give it away or take it back. Like, why?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have a wonderful 21 month old Weimaraner and she is currently in the emergency vet hospital because her small intestine is inflamed. We have already put down a 950 dollar deposit andwill probably end up spending 1400+ dollars by the time its all said and done. You cant put a price on a member of the family…that being said, we are prepared for these kinds of costs, they can sometimes go along with having a pet. I would explain things to her if they are not prepared financially to choke up money on a rare unexpected occasion then they are not “prepared” to be an owner. It takes more than “wanting” to be a good pet parent. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I completely agree!! So many people get pets and aren’t prepared for the work it takes. They aren’t just objects to be ignored when you’re “done”. They’re living beings. If people didn’t just “throw away” animals, I wouldn’t have adopted two rescues, so at least something positive happened for me (although I just got a bumper sticker that says “Who rescued who?”)

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Urgh, yeah, this always gets me really upset.  I’ve seen dogs live in crap conditions, bunnies die, birds pull their own feathers out, chickens handed over to get butchered, and cats disappear because people wanted them as pets but were too irresponsible to take care of them.    

 

Unfortunately, some of these same people are just as casual about having kids, which is far more upsetting.Frown

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@abirdword: you kind of made me laugh at the end. I joke about this with my friends all the time. To adopt my second dog, they practically required a blood test. I was grilled more than I have been for most job interviews (both of my dogs are rescues). I had to give 3 references, a vet reference, and they had to talk to my current employer. And yes, they talked to ALL of those people. It was intense! Who has to do that to have a kid? (adopt, sure… they do come check out your house and all that). Also, for what its worth, my 2nd dog was from a family that had just had a child. The couple was haivng issues so the mom and dad pug who had just had a litter (that would include my pup) were the ones who suffered. At least two puppies died. And those people got to keep their kids. I have friends who can’t have kids. This crap sickens me.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

Too bad you can’t tattoo “don’t sell me a dog” on her forehead.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ugh my sister just got a dog she doesn’t need too…she took a big dog (pit/lab mix) from a friend’s mom who was giving the dog away BECAUSE IT BIT HER BOYFRIEND. My sister lives alone 3 1/2 hours away from any friends or family (she’s military) and lives on the fourth floor in a small apartment. She also might be deploying next year so no one is 100 percent sure what her plans are for the dog if she’s gone six months. I tried to tell her it wasn’t fair to the dog to be cooped up in a tiny apartment all the time and it’s not a good idea to have a dog that bit someone when you live alone but she doesn’t really care.

Did I mention she has approximately 75 stairs to get to her apartment and this dog is so wild back when she dog-sat it a couple years ago it PULLED HER TO THE GROUND and sprained her ankle???

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