" SOMEONE HELP NOW, QUICK. WHAT ARE LABS LIKE. ARE THEY GOOD DOGS. "
Within thirty seconds, she'll reply to her own post
" QUICK I NEED HELP ".
All I'm saying is it's easy enough to find in a dog book about the breed. But she asked me how I "persuaded my mom to buy max". So, I somehow think this post is for her own, personal gain. Who else would it be for, it doesn't make any sense.
"You've said it before on previous posts, you can never exactly justify why you like the breed, and you always avoid my questions."
Sounds to me like you are following this kid around just so you can post rude remarks after them. Which correct me if I am wrong, but that would mean that you are doing EXACTLY what you complain about other members doing to you. Doesn't seem fair. Ever hear the saying "Treat others the way you wish to be treated yourself."?
Perhaps you should take advice in your own wise words: "Why follow a kid around and pick on them? Leave me alone."
Great advice people who actually answered, and helped this child! *bows to you in a "We're not worthy" fashion*
I just wanted to add something. Is there anyone here that does not think that their dog is cute?? A person should find a breed that is aesthetically (sp) pleasing to them. If I ever went out to "choose" a dog, I certainly would not come home with a dog that I thought was ugly!! I am sure that everyone else would agree.
It's great that you like to be so mature in the way you speak sienna but remember, that you yourself are still a kid.
You are only young once. Try not to waste it being so critical of others and serious.
Mostly every child wants a dog and I believe the question was asked in a sort of joking way. This child is entitled to want a dog and ask for one as much as they want to, just like every other kid on the planet who has ever tried.
It is the parents responsibility to decide if they are ready and lecture them accordingly, not yours. Try looking up the word tact in the dictionary before you post another response the way you have been today.
I'm not saying I know everything. Really, I'm not. Because, I'm still learning. But, I do everything for Max, and I know it's a huge responsibility and strenuous at times. I pay for everything he needs, and so often, I don't have the money to go burn shopping. It's a lot to give up if your a kid who holds full responsibility for a dog. So, I'm just trying to warn people, it's not easy.
If I ever went out to "choose" a dog, I certainly would not come home with a dog that I thought was ugly!! I am sure that everyone else would agree.
there is no such thing as an ugly dog =(
tried to persuade my parents every which way to allow me to have my own dog. they wouldnt hear it so one day i just brought the puppy i wanted home. i doubt that would work in all cases but it worked for me.
The title of this post is: "This topic is going to be very informative-Look please!!! How to persaude your parents to get a dog...."
So I am only going with a gut feeling that being a kid has lots to do with what we are talking about.
I agree, there are some very mature and responsible children out there that deserve the company of pets. Children shouldn't be treated as lower human beings just because they happen to be younger. I am not impressed by attitudes though. We are not all born knowing everything, I think this board is a terrific way to learn things about animals (when it is not full of disrectful, unhelpful posts).
There is nothing wrong with asking your parents if you think you're ready for a pet.
It's a topic about kids, but I wouldn't think of bringing age into it like it's been.
sienna IMO didn't have much of an attitude towards animallover. She was just going on what she'd been seeing, and what was asked. So was I, I just didn't address it personally because that's not what animallover asked about.
And I still stick to my op on this topic regarding persuasion.
It's not an attack on teenagers who have more knowledge then adults. I believe the issue is with one specific individual who in thread after thread uses limited knowledge as a weapon to make others feel inferior.
***Edited By: dobielover1 on 8/8/2006 4:50:49 PM*** Reason: add
I do take it as a compliment when people say how cute, or beautiful he is. Of course.
But I won't tip a person on how to persuade parents, because their parents know best and know if the kid's ready for a dog or not. I didn't have to persuade my mom, we both knew what to do. Leave it up to the parents, there has to be a reason they are refusing her a dog.