Mafiaprincess: My pom is 7 pounds, he weighed eight pounds, maybe it was wrong but we now know he is 7 pounds. He isn't "Horribly out of standard" as I have definitely seen bigger poms. And poms aren't known for obesity, so until you understand the breed don't criticize it. And I don't have a know-it-all attitude. I just don't need a nasty adult coming across so strong, thanks.
lpn169: What I meant by that was that animal control should be dealing with it, if you talk to the original people yourselves it could hurt the situation. The lady isn't just going to go put the puppy back there now is she. I'm not a snotty adolescent, please don't call me that, as that is something I seriously am not.
Blackqueen8: Thank you, there's people like you on here who understand this is a two-way situation. I'm 13 and don't want to me dealing with pope, she can't just leave it. I'm not here to argue, and sorry if you thought my advice was innapropriate but if you want to argue go somewhere else and pick on someone your own age. Anyways, thank you for understanding it both ways :-)
Sienna... this was your original reply You should call animal control to go and take care of the adult dogs, and tell them you would be more than happy to keep the baby because you felt the living conditions were unhealthy and as a first response you took her back home. Animal control will probably let you keep the baby if they see she is being well looked after, as for the people, if they call say "wrong number" and let animal control deal with it.
Maybe you could have said in that post that... as for the people, if they call say "call animal control" & let animal control deal with it.
I think that choosing your words differently in a statement like that would have gone over a little better than your original which is what sparked this whole "going back & forth" thing.
***Edited By: MyWeim on 5/29/2006 2:24:14 PM*** Reason: sp
sienna.....point being, you suggested (as it was worded in your post) to lie to the real owners, and steal the pup if you want it. That is bad advice, period. Then you go on to cop an attitude when anyone mentions they dont like your advice. This is an open public forum, if you cannot take what you dish out, then this may not be the best place for you.
I otherwise have no problem with you, but to be so young, give those types of suggestions, then yell at the adults for calling you on it, then to go onto, oh, gee dont talk mean to me I'm only 13...shows me that they do indeed need to consider upping the age limit here.
I pulled into my mom's driveway one day a couple of years ago. The cutest, sweetest little yorkie came running up to me as I stepped out of my car. I picked him up and loved on him and told my mom I wanted to take him home with me. She talked me out of it laying on the guilt trip that if it were my dog and it got out and someone picked it up I'd be devastated. Well, the next day when I went back to my mom's house again I saw the little yorkie on the side of the road. Squashed.
Could you see collars on the parents? I can understand someone not putting a collar on a puppy thinking that it's not going to get out- maybe. Have you had the puppy checked for a chip?
IMO, people that care about their pets do what they can to get them back if they get out- put tags on them, microchip them, put up posters or take out an ad if they DO get out and are missing. If you've checked all those things and checked to see if anyone has called animal control looking for this puppy then you've done what you need to do.
Well to the last poster, I don't think reading ad's is enough. My last dog got out and was missing for four days while I was on vacation. My family was at home taking care of him, but he must've been depressed and took off.
When I got back and was told he was gone, I was heartbroken. I called the shelters, drove around the neighbor, asked neighbors, and called local vets. But I never thought to take an ad out or post flyers. I don't know why, but I was depressed from losing my dog. I couldn't eat or sleep. It's a lot for people to deal with. Your right we should do everything to prevent our dogs from getting out. But he was 12yrs old at the time and had NEVER gone missing. He only wore his collar when on a walk and didn't have tags when he took off. Just because I didn't do EVERYTHING I could've done, or what you would've done didn't mean I didn't love him. Unlucky the shelter DID have him, even though they told me they didn't have any GSD mixes.
What if this puppy belongs to a small child. You really want to encourage someone to take a beloved pet from a child???
That dog maybe someone's baby, all steps should be taken to return it to the owners.
Mafia princess: He isn't out of standard, hes seven pounds.
Myweim: What I meant was animal control should be dealing with it if the dogs were abandoned it shouldnt be up to her. The animal control officers should be the ones talkign to the people not the lady.
lpn169: I didnt say oh gee im only thirteen i just find it ridiculous that pope kept going on and on about it. Sorry if i gave innapropriate advice it was MY opinion, thanks.
Can we just leave it now, all of you, or do you insist on carrying this on back and forth and checking posts..
Mafiaprincess: And how old are you? Sorry that post was more than immature, it was pityful.
Oh darn, it's magically 7 pounds now, how dare I maybe I should go cry about it for fear that I hurt a child's feelings.
No, we re-weighed him and he is seven pounds. Even the vet said so, I don't care what you say. I know my dog, and shouldn't have to defend his weight online to an immature adult who spends their day arguing with thirteen year olds.
Mafiaprincess: I'm not snotty, I just know a lot for my age. That's called intellect and smartness not snottyness. I shouldn't feel the need to take crap from older people, nor should I feel the need to be insulted. I'm not stupid, and find your the immature one here. :-)
Intellect. Right. Maybe you should go look the word up. HAven't seen any good advice so far. Shadow is an awesome example of a well researched kid. You so far are definately not.
You can call me immature all you like. You can call Pope immature all you like.
But as long as you want to offer bad unresearched poor advice, that makes you a problem.
Makes it clear the forum age needs to be raised to keep out the trouble. Since people kept making points to you on how it would feel if someone kept your dog, and it all flew over your head, because you apparently either can't relate, or are too snotty to listen.
Mafiaprincess: No I can relate to certain people, and nicer people who put it much nicer. Don't say I'm not a well researched kid, you don't even know me. Go learn how to spell the word definitely, and pick on somebody your own age.
Prime example of you using your age as your defense. If you cant run with the big dogs, get off the porch. Back to the childrens corner please. I'm done I have my own teenager at home I can get attitude from. A little parental giudance on the computer would be nice for you.
Hey Sienna, you might want to check your own posts before you point out spelling errors in the posts of others.
"Mafiaprincess: And how old are you? Sorry that post was more than immature, it was pityful. "
You are on a forum that is mostly grown-ups. Younger people are welcome and appreciated. But chances are, if you are going to argue with people on this forum, it will mostly be adults. It's probably not an option to come here, give bad advice, act rude when people point out that it's bad advice, and then expect the majority of the forum to smile and kiss you on top of the head because you're young. There are many forums out there designed just for younger people that might be a better solution for you if you are not ready to interact with adults.
I'm sure the owners will let your friend keep the puppy. You should call animal control about the two adult dogs though. You need to find out where the owners live, and definately need to call animal control. Talk to the shelter about your problem. The puppy doesn't look neglected to me. He looks like a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua Mix to me. Could be a purebred Chihuahua though, hard to tell with some "breeders" now-a-days. lol But the pup really doesn't look to be neglected. They might let you visit the pup or keep him/her. This is NOT a neglected dog. You need to call animal control about the adult dogs. Dogs running loose, especially aggressive ones, is not a good thing. CALL ANIMAL CONTROL! This is a small breed pup, so I'm guessing the parents are small breeds too. They shouldn't be that hard to catch. You should try putting an ad in the local newspaper. Nobody has called you a liar about the scars, or anything. The sooner you call animal control, the better. Just chill out, don't let others upset you. I've been on this forum for a very short time, and have already noticed that some people have rudeness problems. Just ignore their repsonses. But, you do definately need to call animal control.
Mattew_Abel. no one was being rude. siennalovesmax should not be telling the op to "just say wrong number" if the owners call about their missing dog. thats wrong. how would you feel if it were your pet, you found a note on your door that someone had it. they left a number, you call and they say , sorry , wrong number, because they decided they wanted to keep your pet. anyone here would be devastated if their pet come up missing. she gave the op some very wrong advice , got called on it, and instead of admitting she was wrong, she chose to resort to negativity . no one has the right to keep someones pet without doing everything in their power to locate the owner.