- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
So you’re saying rs OK to put a dog down for hurting a baby or child, but if a child hurts a child to turn the other way and just let it go, even if it causes blindness or death. Ok yeah. THAT makes sense. Why do you think we have bullies? Cause they’re allowed to get away with it from birth. But theyre a baby… so oh well, sucks to be the one on the receiving end, right?
So you’re saying rs OK to put a dog down for hurting a baby or child, but if a child hurts a child to turn the other way and just let it go, even if it causes blindness or death. Ok yeah. THAT makes sense. Why do you think we have bullies? Cause they’re allowed to get away with it from birth. But theyre a baby… so oh well, sucks to be the one on the receiving end, right? Because the parents of the one who did that to my sister refused to do anything or say anything and that it was “that kids fault for getting in her way” but when they thought it was the other way around (that my sister hit their kid) they were threatening to sue the center and my parents. But when it was pointed out their kid was the aggressor, not the victim, the dad said “well she should teacher kid to stay out of my kids way”. So yeah, totally fair.
Also, don’t let the dog/cat sleep with you EVERY night and then the night you go to have the baby, kick them out of the room and banish them to the backyard, basement, kennel, etc and not ex a retaliation. I was 5 when my sister was born. My toys and things were given to her. I was not happy. All the attention given to me? Was now on her so I tore up EVERYTHING. I destroyed her room because I was jealous. However, if I’d have been prepared ahead of time, being told a baby was coming, I’d have to share, etc, it wouldn’t have been so bad. The same with animals. If you want to kick them out, do it slowly and introduce them to the idea then just all of the sudden it’s new and they know why.
im just saying. If you had a toddler and brought home a new baby and the toddler harmed the baby because of jealousy, you wouldn’t get rid of them. You’d find a way to fix it.
and as my for my example about kids biting kids, my po is, because it was another child, my mom couldn’t really do anything. But if had been a dog, she could have. It shouldn’t matter. If a child bites another, especially repeatedly, in a center, they should be removed. But because they have “rights” they can’t.
I was planning on retiring from roller derby after this season but I am re-thinking that because it gets me out of the house 4-5 nights a week but the asthma has definitely made playing harder this year.
I honestly don’t know what will happen. I feel like he needs to come to the conclusion himself that something needs to give. He is (admittedly) very low on empathy, but he is working on it.
Like some other people have said, the allergy thing is differs from situation to situation. It’s not always as simple as “take a pill”.
The ones that kill me (like the hunting dog situations I described earlier) are the ones where people don’t think or aren’t willing to try. I just saw a husky on Craigslist because the owners had a baby and the dog was too big. I can’t stand it when people have babies and all of a sudden their big dog needs to go. Did you not realize that you were near child bearing age when you bought the dog?!
There was also a puppy on Craigslist that the people were rehoming because they realized “it wasn’t the right time to get a puppy” because they have too much to deal with work and 8 month old twins. Did you fucking forget that you worked and twin babies when you bought the dog?! People are just so damn stupid.
I feel if someone has decided to make a commitment to an animal that will live 10-30 years depending on the species then the person should understand that events will happen while owning the pet that will change living,money,physical and etc situations. And if the person decides to adopt an animal then they should be ready to do what needs to be done to keep the animal.
If one has no desire to keep an animal due to the change in life or adapt to the changes with the animal then they shouldn’t adopt.
I have no idea how people think their life will be the same in 10-20-30 years from now when they adopt the pet. Of course things are going to happen and if you can’t commit to an animal if these changes happen then don’t adopt a pet. It’s quite easy… if you will do anything to keep your animal then adopt if you are not willing to do so don’t adopt. There are too many unwanted animals in the world because people can not keep their commitment, and it just makes me shake me head.
Like I keep reading comments of people saying well how was I suppose to know this was going to happen in 10 years?
Well of course you didn’t know but there is no way you didn’t think something could happen. I just don’t get it. If you can’t keep an animal due to future changes that could happen, don’t get one.
I had to rehome my dog once. We had two dogs, one was 10 the other was 2. Our house burned down and we had to find somewhere to rent quickly. The insurance company paid for our dogs to be boarded while we were essentially homeless (living in a hotel) but only for a month. After searching for a place that would take both dogs for 3 weeks we just couldn’t find anywhere with availability. All we could find was a place that would take 1 dog.
So we re-homed the 2 year old since we knew he had a great chance of being adopted. The shelter did tell me that he was adopted within a week. They weren’t supposed to give that information but they knew how upset I was and what the situation was. I had adopted him a year prior and it was in the adoption contract that if I couldn’t keep him I had to give him back to the shelter. We didn’t have any family that could take him either, we really tried everything we could. It was heartbreaking on top of everything else we were going through. It was just a very horrible experience for all of us including the dogs 🙁
Geez, so many errors in this post… Sorry everyone, it’s hard to post a paragraph on an iPhone.
I recently had my Shetland pony pass away completely suddenly. Never when I was thinking about getting him did I consider rehoming him in any foreseeable future. Now he’s gone I know how painful losing him has been, I cannot imagine me ever considering rehoming any pets as knowing I’ll never see him again is horrible.
I think pet owners and potential pet owners should think more about it, it IS a big commitment to make, will you make sure that whatever happens that you do everything in your power for that pet? If it’s a horse that has issues and the best decision is to retire it early, SO BE IT. Good on you for knowing your horse, it’s admirable to know when that point is coming. I know I’d prefer to be the one taking care of mine if they are ill/old etc.
Agree with PP’s who have said people ought to consider giving their pet to someone they know before letting them go to a centre.
I volunteer at a no-kill shelter with the cats. It’s heartbreaking to see the senior cats that have been given up for no other reason than their old.
At least once a month, more often when I can, I go sit with the senior kitties and play with them. You can tell the ones that miss their people – I had a 16 year old moggie crawl into my arms and then up into my and was purring so loud I couldn’t hear my co-volunteer.
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