Unfairness Of Pet Ownership.. (Vent/Rant)
I didn't know how else to word it..
But this is basically what im talking about.. Lady I know has GSD, 3 dachshunds, and had a mix dog that she got rid of. Had one kitten and got rid of it, recently got a new one.
1.) She cant afford flea/tick medicine, dewormer, any vet care. Let alone anything else! At one point.. the GSD got ticks all over him, and she didnt let him in the house. So someone i know gave her flea/tick medicine to give him! And before that when he was a puppy the person i know bought and gave him dewormer since he had worms and she wasnt going to..
2.) She got a kitten and the GSD chases/ try to put in mouth, so the dog is allowed only in a small fenced in area (Since they moved) and when inside into a box crate... Apparently he is now getting into things the small amount of time he does get out of the crate or in the yard, etc.
3.) They use to live on a farm and the dogs would have free range, everywhere. The GSD followed and went in front of moving cars, after being bumped by cars multiple times, she didn't care. And also the dogs were use to free range on a huge farm pretty much all day. And now the GSD is confined to crate indoors or in a small fenced in yard..
4.) In the winter, they left the dogs out in the cold, no obvious water, no one home.. the short hair dachshunds shivering under the vent to the laundry. (if i saw this they would have been in my car..)
5.) One of the dachshunds has a really bad back.. Its incredibly painful and they do nothing..
6.) They use to go on long trips together, and would leave the dogs behind, they either woulnd't have set up someone to let them out of their box crates (this would be weekend things) and someone would have to do it without being asked.. OR they didnt ask anyone because it was a day trip..
So this is how its not fair.. if your not catching my drift.. This lady gets whatever she wants, when she wants. And this is at the expense of these poor animals.. She wants a GSD puppy? Well she goes out and gets one..
She wants to breed dachshunds, well she gets a male and female and breeds them.
She doesn't think this dog is "working out" well she gets rid of it and replaces it with a puppy..
Its just so unfair!! And i'm mostly talking about for the animals. They are just things with names to this type of person, she is NOT alone. Priority level on anything for these animals are little to none.
And as for us good pet owners, who care, it clearly is unfair. I mean what one of us know we cant get another dog.. or puppy for that matter. Because we A. not financially stable at this time B. don't have the space/living situation C. Wouldn't work with our current dog/pack, etc.
Or we worry about dogs when they have a slightest limp, or when we leave them alone? Or we could NEVER imagine leaving our dogs in a box crate for 12 hours! Or outside in the cold if they dont have the coat for it, the list goes on.
I use to work at a shelter, if you removed these dogs, they would just get more..
Just my rant..
IF you cant take care of your current dog and its basic necessities for a happy, safe, long life. Don't get more!!! (same goes for cats or other animals)
Mom of: "Zelda"
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Born: December 15, 2012
In my Care: May 01, 2013
Last edited by VTGirlT; 11-20-2014 at 08:06 PM.