Ralph was such an irresistible baby, so small and cute. But now he’s 17, he’s 6’3” tall, and weighs 210 pounds. We never dreamed he’d grow so big. We only have a small bungalow in the city. A boy that size needs to live in the country with lots of room. And what an appetite! Our food bills are horrendous. I guess we’ll just have to find a nice home in the country for our son.
Harry has been a marvelous husband, a good provider, and an excellent father to our children, but now he’s going bald, and I just can’t stand all the shedding. He’s going to have to go.
I suppose it’s our fault for not training her better but we’ve never been able to teach our daughter to keep her feet off the furniture. We’ve just spend a fortune on having the house redecorated, and we don’t want her ruining it. We’ll either find her a new home or take her to the humane society. Maybe she’ll be adopted by someone with old furniture.
Do any of these excuses sound familiar? They should. They’re repeated hundreds of times each week, but the victim is usually a dog. In our disposable society, people can often rationalize getting rid of a dog for lack of training, shedding, old age, health problems or size. How ridiculous these excuses sound when applied to people. The tragedy is that dogs are often acquired on impulse with no though that buying a pet implies commitment for the life of the animal. Mothers don’t usually abandon their three-year-olds because they’ve found a new spouse and don’t have time for the kids. Yet people often find these to be perfectly logical excuses for getting rid of a dog. Until people adopt a responsible attitude toward canine ownership, the humane societies will continue to be filled with dogs that proved to be “inconvenient” to their owners.
“Darling, I’m sorry, but we’ll have to get rid of the kids. The poor dog is allergic to them.”
http://www.ashleyspets.com "A dog is not almost human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such.
LOL! The first part is great! As far as people getting rid of their dogs, it's sad. :( I don't understand why poeple would get a dog in the first place if they would give the dog up for a stupid reason.. unless of course they didn't take the time to think about getting the dog. :-P Shows how much they care. I'm showing this to my mom, i'm sure she'd laugh at the first couple of paragraphs. :)
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings