"I love my dogs, but they are dogs. I adore them, but I don't concider them my children or furry people. They are not furry people, they are dogs."
this is the only thing that i dont agree with. my dogs ARE furry little people to me. my kids are grown and now i can concentrate all my love and attention on my dogs. in alot of ways they are easier to raise than my two legged children were, they dont talk back, make messes, tie up the phone for hours on end, hit me up for money all the time , drag their friends through the house all hours of the day or require my cheuffuer services . my dogs eat with me , sleep with me and give their love unconditionally. if i had my choice i would much prefer raising the four legged kids over the two legged ones anyday.
For me to call them dogs, and you to call them furry people does not mean we do not have the same emotion for our dogs.
However, when we look at the legalities of it, we must consider them our dogs, our pets, and yes, our property, no matter how well we treat them, becuase we can easily loose our rights little by litte.
I think people are getting ripped off by that phrase: that they rip you off by asking for $1000! That is just WRONG. Puppies or retired adults should be $250-$750, not $1000!! Nobody buys those pups anyway, so they keep their pups until 1 year or older and sell them for the same price!! Personally, I do not like this.
I think people selling pups as rescues are disgusting and I hear of it happening on petfinder all the time so it should be reported since it is a rescue site. If its just someone selling pups out of the paper I'd try to correct them on that,maybe ask why they are adopting out dogs they purposely bred.
***Edited By: joce on 11/15/2005 7:42:32 PM*** Reason: h
Alot of times people will come in to the shelter and say they have a accidental litter to bring in, sometimes the shelters are full, or they may have had a break out of parvo or something like that. At our shelter, (when I ran the petfinder site) we would offer people the advertising to help them find them homes, it happens alot. It is called a courtesy posting. Other times, breeders will be big donaters to the shelter and so sometimes they get offered the advertising as well. Kind of you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours type of thing.
I didn't say it went to all of them, I just wanted people to know that not everyone that is on Petfinder that is not affiliated with a shelter is a byb or anything like that. Sometimes there is a good reason.
This whole topic just seems a bit anal to me. Who cares what people call it? You say "toe-mah-toe" and I say "ta-may-to". We're both talking about the same thing, a little red round fruit, often mistaken for a vegetable. In the end, whether we bought, adopted, fostered, purchased, inherited, or stole a dog, we have a dog! Does it really matter where the dog came from?
This whole topic just seems a bit anal to me. Who cares what people call it? ______________________________________________________
Because buyers and sellers both see all the hype and attacks on people who "sell " dogs, they are afraid to even say the word. Buyers may also want to give the impression that they think more of the pup as a potential family member than a "purchase" only. And I am not offended if a person wants to "adopt" one of pups when I have them. I do "sell" my dogs and I am not intimidated by either word. If using the word 'adopt" is the only fault a person can find with a breeder--they are being worse than Anal.
***Edited By: PixiedustPapillons on 11/16/2005 6:11:03 AM*** Reason: sp
Well, I personally think you're reading too much into it. I don't refer to my pups as "adopted" but ypu will see me mentioning them being "added to our family" or "brought home" just because well, saying "bought" makes me feel like they are less of a family member than they are. As I said I don't use the word "adopt" BUT, I also can tell you my daughter and I collect dolls, and "adopt" if often used there when BUYING a doll from another collector. So it's not just live animals. :)