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Old 12-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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When I posted on my FB page about the pup. I got a message from an old friend about adopting vs. a breeder, I countered, then I got a "Please call me". Yeah... IGNORE. Of course he knows me and should know better....
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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misslesleedavis1 I hear you on getting roasted in the comments section! I'm pretty sure there's a collection going around for kindling to light my pyre right now.

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Fights on facebook are generally not worth it... Even if you "win" you end up looking like someone who is spoiling for an argument (even if that's not true).
Totally agree Kaimeju. Which is why I haven't responded to any of the fb comments yet. I'm still accumulating more of them and a few nasty msgs too. I appreciate you sharing some of your ideas though! Def food for thought!

KatsMuse and Gharrissc, I absolutely agree that everyone is allowed an opinion and respect that. When people start going out of their way to write maligning opinion based comments and send nasty msgs to someone whose opinion differs, that causes a situation that in my book requires 'handling.' Online, ignoring is possible but in person, not always. I'm just hoping to better prepare myself for real world encounters as they are no doubt bound to happen after this online chaos.

Sp00ks, I wish there was a 'like' button I could click for your last post.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just a couple of days ago, I lost my temper on FB over this very thing. I just get so IRRITATED when someone tries to guilt me into getting a shelter animal, all the while bashing purebred dogs.

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"If I choose to buy a purebred dog from a responsible breeder, I AM NOT KILLING A DOG IN A SHELTER. If I buy a purebred cat from a responsible breeder, I AM NOT KILLING A CAT IN A SHELTER. I did not put those animals in a shelter. I am not responsible for their previous owners' actions. I have the right to own a purebred animal. Oh, and I get the whole rescue thing. I have had 2 rescue Dobermans and 3 rescue Italian Greyhounds in the past. I've fostered Dobes. So don't try to guilt me."

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Old 12-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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These people do not realize that someone still had to breed those mutts in the shelter.
I choose to support a breeder of purebred dogs, because if we don't, eventually we will only have mutts.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sp00ks, I wish there was a 'like' button I could click for your last post.
I was thinking about that on your last post.

I would tell you how we handle these things in the south but you might be less a few "friends" *** get bent***

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"If I choose to buy a purebred dog from a responsible breeder, I AM NOT KILLING A DOG IN A SHELTER. If I buy a purebred cat from a responsible breeder, I AM NOT KILLING A CAT IN A SHELTER. I did not put those animals in a shelter. I am not responsible for their previous owners' actions. I have the right to own a purebred animal. Oh, and I get the whole rescue thing. I have had 2 rescue Dobermans and 3 rescue Italian Greyhounds in the past. I've fostered Dobes. So don't try to guilt me."
^^^That's great!!
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't think I would buy a dog from a breeder.only because its my choice to rescue. I would just answer that is their opinions and you respect that. You would hope that they would respect your choice and opinion also. and just leave it at that.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Pretty much this
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It is pretty much that, LOL
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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What is most frustrating is having this same argument with someone when you mention that you are planning on going to a responsible breeder and someone starts trying to guilt you into a rescue then turns around and gets a dog from a crummy breeder (usually of a non-legit breed) themselves.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:16 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Arguing with stupid people is pointless - they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience...
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