I have been offered money for my dogs before from people, when I've been out walking the dogs. I don't remember the amount, but of course I said no, and then got the heck away from them, (who does that, creepy?) Any way, I was thinking, if someone offered you say, 1 million dollars for your dog, would you?
funny that you should mention that, I was driving to the park with Logan and we parked next to a little cafe' and there were tables outside, there was a man sitting there. He asked if he could buy my "little dog" aand how much i would sell him for...To which i replied..."Ill make a fair trade, your testicles for my puppy." I guess he didnt like my price...but asking a question like such..do they actually expect a normal response? "Oh yeah sure I'll sell my child...and his crate, toys oh and some of the left over food too.. Would you like that gift wrapped?." UGH..these are the stupid questions that i was talking about!
***Edited By: JULZZ819 on 5/19/2005 9:36:41 PM*** Reason: .
If someone asked me to sell my cat for a million $......I think I'd do it....but then by the cat back for less!!!! So I'd have my cat....and an extra several thousand dollars.
Yesterday a kid came up to me, pulled a dollar bill out of pocket, and said, "I'll give you this if you give me your cat." I stared at him and said "I'll give you a dollar for everything you own." The kid said: "NO! That's not fair!!!" Well gee it's not fair that you asked for me to give away my cat for a buck.....NOT ON YOUR LIFE KID!!!
Sadly, (and I'm really embarrassed about this) but I have actually done that before. I had a really small Chihuahua. She was the coolest dog, I didn't have any problems with her what-so-ever. All around great temperment, very intelligent, sweet. She was a great dog. But my husband lost his job when they did lay-offs at his company and were downsizing. Since I am a stay at home mother, it really hit us hard financially. We sold numerous items, got loans, I got a job working graveyard shifts at the local gas station...But none of it was helping because we were already really behind on bills, and the job my husband got to replace his old job paid considerably less a week, so we just couldn't catch up. Even with my job, we couldn't match what he was making before. I was out one day with my kids and my dog, and a lady offered me 1,000 for her. Obviously, I didn't want to sell her, but there was still that thing in the back of my mind that told me to take her number 'just in case'. It was horrible to even think about selling her, but we have kids, and I had to do what was best for our family. I ended up calling that lady, and even though it was a long time later, she still wanted my dog. I really don't think we could have gotten back on track without me doing that. I'm always going to feel aweful about it though.... :(
Sure I'd take the money... under the condition that I be able to approve their living situation and care of the dog.. and that they signed a written contract with either a show or a spay/neuter clause.. ;)
Someone offered me $300 for my friend's lab/chow mix once, and someone's offered me $800 for Ramoth. I said no to both. Of course, that's not a million dollars but still..
I'd have to ask Dr. Evil first. My current puppy..he'd be gone for about 125 euros...I sound more worldly using foreign currency. But, I'd buy him back for a lot more than that. One million...huummm, forget him..I'll sell myself for half that amount.
LOL, you canít be seriously comparing a dog to your own flesh and blood human child. If you are, and you canít see the distinction between the two then you may be in a dire need of a psychiatric help. You can always get another dog. It may not be the same as the million dollar's dog, but you will love and enjoy it just the same.
Although, the sad fact is that children are bought and sold for a lot less every day under the guise of adoption.
Psychiatric help? I'm not the one that's thirsty for money. But whatever. I love my dog, I wouldn't sell him, I know he wouldn't betray me, why would I him? And why don't you take your insults and shove it.
For me, it would depend on the circumstances. Would he be going to just as loving of a family? Would he be cared for in the same manner to which he has become accustomed? If yes, then I'd consider it. If not, then "fuggit about it"! If I wasn't privy to that information, then "fuggit about it" too!
DO NOT let anyone make you feel guilty about selling your pup. the most important thing was taking care of your kids- food on the table and a roof over their heads. you should be proud that you sacrificed so much for your family when there are sorry $%^%*&&^*^%^# out there who would rather smoke and take dope than take care of their kids. hard thing to do? yes but the right thing to do. if i was in your shoes i have to say i would do the same thing- my CHILDREN would come first. in MHO anyone who "could/would" not do it for their children don't deserve the child or the dog.
Honestly, i can't see myself giving up either sandy or tiny for any amount of money. yeah, that is a lot of money, and you could do a lot and buy two new dogs with that amount....but it just wouldn't be the same. now if i wasn't really attached to the animal then yeah i might, but when it comes to any that i have now...not a chance