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#1 Old 11-23-2008, 02:37 PM
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FREE TO GOOD HOME



After two long years of being on a waiting list for an agility dog, we have been notified by the breeder that, at long last, our number has come up and ...WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!!!



We must get rid of our children IMMEDIATELY because we just know how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be and it just wouldn't be fair to the children. Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday we MUST place the children this weekend! They are described as:



One male - His name is Tommy, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), light blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Temperament tested. Does have problems with peeing directly in the toilet. Has had Chicken Pox and is current on all shots. Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained & gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors

and with a little training he should be able to read soon.



One female - Her name is Lexie, Caucasian (English/Irish mix),

strawberry blonde hair, green eyes quite freckled. Two years old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy & can be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls & little boys but does not like to share her toys and therefore would do best in a one child household. She

is a very quick learner and is currently working on her house training - shouldn't take long at all.



We really do LOVE our children so much and want to do what's right for them; that is why we contacted a rescue group. But we simply can no longer keep them. Also, we are afraid that they may hurt our new puppy.



I hope you understand that ours is a UNIQUE situation and we have a real emergency here!!! They MUST be placed in rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark, country road. Our priority now has to be our new puppy.



Sounds just as ridiculous when you have to "rehome" your dog!!
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#2 Old 11-23-2008, 02:53 PM
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I've loved this ever since I first read it.



My family have learned not to ask now if my guinea pigs will be moved outside if I ever have kids. The piggies were/are here first!
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#4 Old 11-23-2008, 03:10 PM
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This really brings home the truth! It's so sad that more folks don't see it this way.
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#5 Old 11-23-2008, 03:36 PM
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It sounds so stupid when you replace the dog with kids, but that is so so true
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#6 Old 11-25-2008, 09:09 AM
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LOL awesome
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#7 Old 11-25-2008, 09:32 AM
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Hahah. That is the funniest post I have ever read!! I love it.

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I'm sure that in most cases, a new puppy is in danger from energetic children than a new baby from a dog. My cat dashes under the couch for hours every time my loud, un-gentle 6-year-old cousin comes over.
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awesome.



I'm citing this later in the week I assure you
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i loved this. i hate it when people just toss their animals to the wayside when kids come along! i live in the country and people drop off dogs and cats ALL the time. so sad..
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#12 Old 11-26-2008, 10:23 PM
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Just posted this to craigslist.com
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Just posted this to craigslist.com



LOL has it been flagged/removed yet?
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LOL has it been flagged/removed yet?



nope! Around 5 or 6 people emailed me and LOVED it, thought it was hilarious. I got one person asking me if it was a joke, and one person say "im confused. r u getting rid of kids or dogs"
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This isn't a VB original. It's all over the internet, author unknown. It's good to link or cite sources! Here's one:



http://la-spca.org/adoptions/help_needed_asap.htm

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I figured it was all over. I just put author unknown, and feel free to repost, when I posted it.
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#17 Old 12-02-2008, 05:56 AM
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This isn't a VB original. It's all over the internet, author unknown. It's good to link or cite sources! Here's one:



http://la-spca.org/adoptions/help_needed_asap.htm



Yup, I posted this from an ad on kijiji, I figured it was fairly well known, so I didn't even think to say
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I posted it on a local buy & sell place. Like animallover I also got a few emails saying they loved it, one email asking if it was a joke and whether I realized the legalities of this kind of stuff (I guess he assumed it was a serious post, lol) and then they removed it I guess it violated their terms of use....stupid. But atleast it got noticed. One woman even wrote an ad complaining about it, saying that it was really rude to assume everyone has stupid reasons for giving up pets...oh well.
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I posted it on a local buy & sell place. Like animallover I also got a few emails saying they loved it, one email asking if it was a joke and whether I realized the legalities of this kind of stuff (I guess he assumed it was a serious post, lol) and then they removed it I guess it violated their terms of use....stupid. But atleast it got noticed. One woman even wrote an ad complaining about it, saying that it was really rude to assume everyone has stupid reasons for giving up pets...oh well.



People are always going to get defensive when they know they are doing something wrong!
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hahaha!
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#21 Old 12-26-2008, 07:26 PM
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I read the first paragraph and got rather angry... then read the rest and laughed
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#22 Old 12-26-2008, 09:53 PM
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^ Me too!



The sad thing is, that I am sure there are families that do neglect their children, as well as neglect their pets At least in the case of this 'person' they are trying to rehome rather than just abandon.

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Man loved birds, he created cages.
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I thought it was funny.
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#24 Old 12-29-2008, 09:26 PM
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Great post!! I'm sharing it on other forums
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#25 Old 01-03-2009, 06:57 PM
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That was AWESOME!
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#26 Old 01-05-2009, 07:00 PM
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I opened this thread to give you a piece of my mind about giving animals away... and wound up laughing my butt off! Well played, counting_hours, well played...



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^ Me too!



The sad thing is, that I am sure there are families that do neglect their children, as well as neglect their pets At least in the case of this 'person' they are trying to rehome rather than just abandon.



Did you ever read the PostSecret about the woman who locked her kids in their bedrooms once Daddy left for work so she could nab a few extra hours of sleep?



I've actually babysat for one "family" that treated their pets and children with equal abuse. And there was a dead goldfish fermenting in the tank... just to give you an idea.



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