Hey guys! I am sorry once again, this is not about German Shepherds
... BUT it is indeed about a shepherd
it counts... right? Well, I wanted to post on yahoo, and not here because it involves an australian shepherd, but yahoo answers wasn't working
so I figured: Why not come here, where everyone is super nice and supportive
! I am just going to copy and paste what I was going to say on yahoo. P.S. there may be many punctual errors, and what not. When I write... I don't stop and tend to get carried away. Well here is the question:
"Hey guys! I was debating asking this because I know the people of yahoo can be VERY harsh, but I need some help. Five months ago my dad told me we could talk about fostering a dog, and I really wanted to. I found a rescue (for german shepherds), and I was ready. I even bought food and water bowls, collar, leash, and toys on amazon with my own money. But the talk continued to get delayed. Then comes the month of July... five months later, and we finally talk. We went back and fourth, we talked in person, over email, and IM, and it lasted a few days. Now, my dad was totally fine with fostering another dog, and didn't mind AT ALL, but he said that the german shepherd would live outside and outside only. Now, I have coyotes and mountain lions in my area, and our backyard isn't fully fenced in, so I said inside. He fought me and I finally gave up. Then I found an Australian Shepherd, which is smaller, and a lot like a German Shepherd. I talked to my dad and he said the dog can come inside. I was so happy, but he told me I would need to convince my mom. Now she just does not like animals. Only because she wants our house to be pretty and spotless. I have been wanting a german shepherd for years and decided it would be best to foster first to show my responsibility. So, I got tons of information on Australian Shepherd then made A WEBSITE and sent my dad the link and he sent it to my dad. My dad was impressed and said he was on board but my mom wasn't, and he said he wouldn't help me talk to her. So I was on my own. Now, going back to the german shepherd, I sent my mom an email asking if HYPOTHETICALLY, I said hypothetically five times, if we got a german shepherd would it be inside or out. I wanted to know her opinion so I could tell my dad. She came back saying: Well it won't happen, so why should I answer that. Now, I love german shepherds and I am planning on getting one when I am 18, but I know it won't work out now, so I am focusing on Aussie (australian shepherds). I once sent her an email asking if we could foster etc. and she said no. I am just so confused and angry. I will do ANYTHING just to get a dog that is mine. Someone I can talk to and hang out with when my family is ganging up on me or something. So, how can I convince my mom to let me foster a dog? It is Summer so I can't bring my grades up or anything. And please don't say," She is your mom, listen to her". I get it, but she is being unreasonable, and my dad is on board. So if you have any advice please help. I really wanted a german shepherd and lost my fight, but I will not give up on an Australian Shepherd. Please, SOS. P.S. please don't be mean or anything. Also, I have 2 dogs already, one is barely hanging on to life the other one is a little puppy cockapoo. Both very sweet and mellow. I want another dog because both of those dogs have a relationship with my other family members, like they are attached to them and i have always wanted a dog that is mine. Also, I LOOOVE animals. Like so much!
Kay thanks for reading. Please help"
Anything is appreciated!