I can assure you, I can control my annoyance over the Internet. Although, if forced to deal with your personality face to face daily, I wouldn't be able to provide any sort of guarantee.
Let's go back and see how this thread that started (over a year ago) has gone thus far... I started it with good intentions, you responded in a very defensive manner Ie. First sentence; "you people are so naive"... then you wonder why people bring practices of yours they don't agree with up. You are a constant thorn in the side. "Look at me!" "Look at me!" Yet so cowardly, you hide behind this Internet name and hide you breeding practices that you more than willing brag and boast about... because why? You are afraid of Internet people. As you should be, maybe getting knocked down to reality is what you people need. (And by you people, I mean the emotionally twisted.) I find it hard to respect much of what someone says, once they've lost my attention. By sticking up for people who have to lie, in order to feel some sort of accomplishment in their life to a bunch of strangers, that speaks volumes. You aren't even comfortable with who you are, how can we be expected to sit here and play nice when the only time you post is for crap like this. Get a personality and a backbone. You're tactless, rude and most of all boring.
If you don't like people having it out with you, resist the urge and keep your mouth shut. Simple as that. (though you claim what those over the Internet say doesn't harm you, as do others who continue to cry about being treated unjustly at ever opportunity..)
But continue, the more you speak, the more you plead my case for me.
Have you not realized by now that this is the type of posts that ruined your thread and derailed it from its original intent, or that it is this attitude that draws me in? I will resist the urge this time, but if you want to shut me up, do not antagonize me.
If I seem to have a superiority complex, it is because you make it so easy.
I thought that this was about xmas pups?!?! I had one litter of xmas pups and I don't know that I will be doing that again. I found that it was hard to get people to come..weather they were busy...weather..whatever...I know that my pups got good homes that year because I am still in contact with all of them...I think it is a personal preference about what time of year that you have pups... I don't like cold weather pups at all....I like to have pups in the late spring early summer...when kids are out of school and families are home. I might sell pups at xmas time again too...who knows?
I actually plan on getting a dog for Christmas. Or just after Christmas. I have helped out at the local animals shelter for almost 4 years now and I know how many animals get surrendered after Christmas. I am going to wait a few weeks afterwards and save an adult dog from a shelter.
I recieved a puppy for christmas last year...siberian husky...I had also recently had a baby.The puppy was way to much to handle and i didnt have much time between diaper changes and bottle making.It was really unfair for the pup.We ended up having to give the pup up.But this year we are considering a puppy but it's also been discussed among the family and i dont expect my one year old to take care of it.So i believe it definently depends on the situation.Also i believe that whoever receives the puppy should have say so about the dog and they should meet with it beforehand.
DO NIT BUY FROM CRICKET IN KINGSTON/BREMERTON. WE PURCHASED A CHIHUAHUA FROM HER. SHE DID NOT TELL US HE WAS DEAF!!!!!!!!! THE POSTING IS STILL UP ON THIS SITE!!!!!!!!!!! WE PAID $500.00 FOR THE DOG. WE SPENT $50.88 FOR THE VET TO DETERMINE THAT THE DOG WAS IN FACT DEAF, (WE NEEDED SUBSTANTIAL TESTIMONY FROM A LICENSED VET TO RETURN DOG). I HAD TO TAKE 4 HOURS OF MY DAY, PENT $40.00 IN GAS, AND $23.10 IN FERRY FEES TO RETURN DOG. WHEN SHE SOLD IT TO US SHE WAS WILLING TO MEET ANYWHERE AS SHE WAS GETTING RID OF A DOG AND GETTING MONEY......WHEN THE TALES WERE TURNED SHE WAS NOT ACCOMMODATING AT ALL, OF COURSE. SHE SAID SHE WOULD GIVE US THE MONEY FROM THE VET. I NOTICED THE DOG WAS DEAF WITHIN 3 HOURS. THE BREEDER HAS HAD THE DOG FOR MONTHS AND CLAIMS SHE HADN'T NOTICED.........NEGLECT? THE POST IS STILL ON THIS SITE WITH NO DISCLOSURE TO THE FACT THE PUPPY CANNOT HEAR. I WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO STOP THIS "HOBBY BREEDER" FROM PRODUCING MORE PUPPYS. SHE CLAIMS HER MOM HAS THE DOGS AND SHE SELLS THEM FOR HER. CRICKET LIVES IN KINGSTON AND SHE CLAIMS HER MOM LIVES IN BREMERTON. AFTER SOME RESEARCH, THIS SOUNDS LIKE TACTICS PEOPLE USE TO DISSOLVE PAPER TRAILS. PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND IN VIOLATION OF AKC REGULATION. THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME AS I HAVE NEVER PURCHASED A PUPPY. I AM LEARNING QUICKLY ABOUT SCAMS. *****SCAM***** DO NOT BUY FROM CRICKET!!!!!!!!!!!
Just to add my oh so impportant 2 cents.... I got my Oscar for my birthday present last year and he was the best present i could have asked for. he was my baby and I woulnd't have traded him for any other gift!! I had been nagging my boyfriend about how i wanted a dog..we had been taking care of some stray kitties and he said if you get the kittens to new homes i'll get you a dog soo....i kept the kitties and got a new pup!! hee hee :) Oscar was my boy and I loved him like i love my human kids. When he passed i lost a piece of me and my heart with him. He will never be able to be replaced and their will never be another dog like him or as good as him. So, like it was said before i think gifting a puppy or kitten depends on the circumstances and the adoptees. It can be a good thing..definatly but like all things it can also have it's downside too. I can see it both ways.
Momma to Gunor Shane and Russel Gage Marcus!! Best boxer boys in the world!! :) *Formerly Oscarsmomma*
I got Riley for my birthday and I think it was the best time ever!.My birthday is in May so I was just gettin out for summer break and had the next 3 months to potty train and play with him! He wasnt surprise and I picked the breed and I met the breeder and I picked Riley out because he was the only one with black markings...:)..and he was really sweet...( until his teething side came out..lol)...So anyways the moral is it takes planning and it depends on the family and NO surprises.
Bullybreedlover-- do yourself and more importantly a puppy a favor and DO NOT GET a puppy this Christmas or for a few years. If you couldn't handle one puppy with a baby last year, chances are you can't handle one now. Toddlers are every bit as much work as a baby, just different work.
I had at 7 Boxers and a lab mix when my son was born 6 years ago when I was working a 40+ hour a week job plus on call. Either you can handle your situation or you can't and your last dog proved that you can't- at this time in your life.
yes i agree as well it does depend on the family situation whether you can afford the cost of supporting and the keeping a dog and the time. a dog is like a baby (especially a puppy) and you must be faithfull to maintain its needs. my mom bought my 8 year old daughter a pure breed shih-tzu puppy right from a breeder for christmas. although shes still young my daughter is quite responsible for her age we show her on a daily basis what she should do how she should do it and when for the dog, my mom and i also help hand in hand with the support of the dog as in food shots veternary care and so on. my daughter an only child and hasnt been happier and i think she deserves it shes doing so well in school and all other aspects in life im a very proud mom i should say to have such a loving and beautiful responsible young daughter i think this is great we all get to enjoy and join in the support of our (BUBBLES)shih-tzu and BUBBLES gets a loving home and all the attention she wants. its a great addition.
we have minature dachshunds and a new boxer puppy name nugget..nugget was a christmas present for my daughter..my daughter is 6 years old...it all depends on the family..no one is to pass judgement on nobody rather to get a new puppy for christmas!