Huskyhauler, I don't know if that was directed to me or not. But I was interested in the Pomeranian breed, I had books on them already and I guess it was just the right time. He didn't look like Gizmo it was his little personality that captured us.
I'm not a Senior Member here, nor am I a Mod - but I have to say something...
Sienna - you were a little harsh to the OP. I can see where you're coming from and I agree that you are probably saying all the things that have been said to you... I've been here long enough to see how people talk to one another here. I think GotHusky2 had it right. That being said... you seem like a good kid and a nice person - if you want to help people, try doing it in a less caustic manner.
thlynda - I have read many of your posts and am usually impressed with what you write - however I think that making fun of someone for being British is pretty crass. The www at the beginning of the IP address means World Wide Web... so there are going to be people from all over the world here.
OP - Animallover - You too, seem like a nice kid, however I think that perhaps you have too much time on your hands. I have seen you post many, many posts that seem to "just take up space"... perhaps that is the argument you should use for your parents... "I have too much time on my hands and if I am taking care of a puppy, I will not have time to get into trouble..." (Who knows... might work)
As the mom of an 8 year old who in a few years will probably be on the internet more than I would like him to be... I would hope that he would find nice people to converse with who would understand that he is a child - and treat him accordingly. In my short time on TP I have received a lot of advice, learned a lot and talked to some really great people... but I'm sorry, I don't like seeing a child ganged up on like this. Teach her by example that if you can't say anything nice... don't say anything at all.
When I was a teenager, I wanted a dog so bad. I wanted a Sharpei. I wanted a Rottweiler. I volunteered at the animal shelter, and basically, whichever dog I fell in love with that weekend, I wanted one of them. The answer was always no.
Finally, a friend of my parents had a Mastiff, and she was moving from her large estate, to a small gated community, where she could not have such a large dog. My parents asked me if I might be interested, and made me read a book on the breed before even considering bringing her home. I would be her caregiver and she would be MY dog. So, basically, when the time was right, it just happened.
After bringing Joy home, I actually did stick to my promises of taking care of her. I picked up poop, walked her every day, and took care of her. But then I did go away to college, and a 220 pound dog does not fit so nicely in a closet sized dorm, already occuppied by two people. I don't know of a college who would allow a dog to live on campus. So, that means that my parents got to take care of her. You do need to think of your future plans. When I finished college, I moved back in for a few months, then got an apartment of my own. I could not take Joy because of her size, so she lived her final days with my parents, and I would visit on weekends. Dogs can live for pretty long, so you gotta think, will the dog still fit in your life in 15 years?
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yes sonjavon, must admit, have been acting out on this thread! Not even going to excuse myself at all. Sienna really got to me the other night with her comments when I was being actually quite nice to her. As far as the British comments, I keep saying it to her because it annoys her so much and is such a simple thing. When in fact I myself am descended from British Wales, and my boyfriend is from Kenya, which was a Britsh colony. I always tell him "Oh have some tea!" its a harmless joke. You could tell me to eat grits! I will and I do. Seems to me Sienna has annoyed alot of people on here and me just lately. She wants to be treated like an adult, until she royally po's someone and then she is a child and we are big bullys. And her smart mouth comments to everyone and most especially a mod who is old enough to be a grandmother are over the top. So you are completely right, I am acting immature and picking on a child, guilty as charged.
Thlynda ; I really think your husband has nothing to do with this. Because, how would I see it that way? How can I understand he comes from british decent, oh what hundreds of years ago or however long ago it was. That has nothing to do with it at all. I know your trying to kid around, but it's hardly the time. And it is offending to me, very much so. Have you ever travelled to England before, or experienced different cultures? Because you seem shallow in that area, perhaps travelling will ease your stupid sense of reality.
This type of topic and the end results make me so thank ful that my kids start back to school Thursday..
I use to come here alot but there were trolls every where now it seems there a lot of kids - it would be nice if in this fourm there was a place for children to post topics that only should be answered by children.
No adult is going to help a child persuade their parents to get them a dog. (there are too many in shelters and rescues to even consider the posibility of adding another one to the mix - just because a child talked their parent into getting them a dog.)
If you really want a dog save all your money until you graduate from high school or college. (if you still want a dog) You will have enough money to buy the dog - pay for all vac. and all the extras that come with owning a dog.
Thlynda - thank you. I appreciate that you did not make any excuses or make any further attacks...
Sienna - honey, you're getting what you ask for. Thlynda explained exactly what she was doing... you've offended her and she is teasing you because it upsets you. Instead of saying, "I'm sorry that I offended you the other night"... you call her shallow. It does not matter if she has experienced other cultures... she's experienced more of life... and yes, that is something worth respecting.
Just because she's older than me, it doesn't matter to me. I've been through a lot of crap in my life so far, so it makes me smile to realize that I'm doing such a good job of looking after Max. I know what the real world is like, and to put it simple, it sucks. I've been through a lot that has opened my eyes, so please don't try to imply that I don't know a lot about real-life, because I do - too much, infact.
And why would she get some kind of sick pleasure out of harassing me because I am english, that's messed up, it might be time to grow up.
In answer to your question Sienna, no I have never had the pleasure of visiting England. I would love to someday. (and a little correction, he is my boyfriend, not my husband! Figure since he also reads these I should clear that one up!) However as you haven't been here long, I will clue you in on a little secret, What makes the U.S. so great besides people like me!!!! is that we are multicultural.
HHHMMMM Sonja, seems Sienna and I were posting at the same time, and seeing how you were on here to defend her, well I think you see how this all got started! sorry if I offended you tho!
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You don't seem very multicultural to me. Why else would you waste your pathetic life insulting my background on an online forum. Because you seem, oh so welcoming of different cultures. Real tolerant, ya know..
I have taken the time to read this following post. I can only think that those concerned should simply agree to disagree. Let it go... life is so bloody short and full of diversity as it is.
I was also born and raised in England having both parents who were born in Ireland. That "go have a cup of tea" remark was funny! I'll have to use that one next week. When my Mum comes down for a visit. She's only 5'5" and there's no amount of tea in England that can change her stubborness! (LOL)
Sienna-- if you stop posting to this thread it will go to the bottom of the page and end -- but posting ugly snide remarks is not helping.
I am sure you have experienced a lot in your short life and it make you appreciate things but most of the other poster here have children your age and some have grandchildren too. So you are out of your league in lifetime experiences...
Whe do you start back to school?
***Edited By: loveschnauzers on 8/9/2006 1:54:48 PM*** Reason: add
"You don't seem very multicultural to me. Why else would you waste your pathetic life insulting my background on an online forum. Because you seem, oh so welcoming of different cultures. Real tolerant, ya know.."
Sighs deeply........ The above comment says enough.....goes to show...childeren and adults shouldn't "conversate" on the same "level" with each other...it just doesn't work out.
Don't you have to be 18 to use this forum? How is that monitored anyway? Sienna are you 18 or older? Just wondering.....
Sienna - Sorry to hear that you've been through so much crap in your young life... but no, life does not suck. Life has sucky times... but something that I've learned with age is that all of those sucky times prepare you for the absolutely phenomenal times to come... they teach you to be greatful.
Good to hear that you're taking such good care of Max.. that's very commendable. However, you still have a lot to learn about how to treat PEOPLE if you think that the way that you're acting online is acceptable.
I don't think that she's getting "some kind of sick pleasure" out of teasing you for being British - she's saying something to irk you because she can't REALLY say what she wants to. Before you start telling someone else to grow up, a little introspection might be in order. Gee, WHAT did I do the other night that ticked thlynda off? WHY are people on the board angry at me? DID I do something? If you come up with the answer that "hey, ok - I guess I was wrong..." Post that you were and that you're sorry. Sometimes backing down is the most important move that you can make in a fight.
Learning from your mistakes is another lesson that comes with age. It's a toughie.
Thlynda - correction, I am not here to defend anyone. I'm here to talk about dogs, to learn from others and to talk to people who are as obsessed with their furbabies as I am. In this case... I just saw one poster getting hammered by everyone (and because she's a child - felt the need to step in)... but again, it seems she's asking for everything she's getting.
oh sienna, just reread your post, I'm sorry you misunderstood, my boyfriend is from Kenya now! he has been here oh maybe 10 years???? and I am the one who has descended in part, from British Wales!
hope you got all that straight this time!
Irish girl, feel free to use the line, the look on his face when I say it, is priceless! I tell him, I will really love him when he learns to put some ice in that tea! Actually he dosen't really drink it so much, just juice and soda but his family does. Hope you enjoy your visit with your mom!