That most of the kids in public schools are not being taught how to construct proper sentances. Here in Texas, they spend 90% of the classroom time making sure the kids can pass the TAKS tests for federal funding reasons......and are not getting not the type of learning you or I had when we were in schools. That plus the new abreviations for texts and e mail is destroying any possibilities of correct spelling..... I'm sorry Shanice's puppy died and her parents probably won't spend the money for vet bills, maybe they consider this her "little hobby"
For that same reason I did not think she was genuine. Scout must be privy to information that others here are not. Shanice's post appeared to be textbook troll, and so my response was sarcastic and acerbic.
In light of this, I apologize for my lack of tact in my response to Shanice and to my fellow members.
You can't win if you don't play the game -- Me!
All cruelty stems from weakness -- Seneca
Sometimes a dog is as good as any man -- Bell/Houser
Kids are taught grammar and sentence construction still, at least in my part of the USA. Whether they want to learn or not, that's another question.
Kids need to differentiate the people to whom they're writing. If they're writing to friends, do what feels best. Any other writing should be grammatically correct, and they should know how to do that if they've been paying attention in school. Informal vs. formal.
My son talks/texts his friends way differently than he talks/texts to me. I followed the same path when I was young, and I didn't learn it in school nor did my son.
I wanted to respond to what had happened to Shanice's puppy, but Scout did lock it for good reasons, so thank you SBgal for starting this thread.
It is so very heartbreaking on what happened to that poor puppy. But unfortunately this happens everywhere, and we can only give so much advice. Yes, the parents probably used the puppy as a hobby/test to see if their daughter could properly care for him. This is why I think not just anyone should own a dog, but unfortunately there is no such law.
Hopefully Shanice learned from this, and will think twice about owning another dog, or any other animal until she is older, and can work to have the money to take it to the vet herself.
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
I've moved this topic ("Posters bad grammer") to the General section for discussion, and have provided a link to the original topic that is being touched on to avoid confusion. http://www.terrificpets.com/forum/57401.asp
"You know, I've given the matter some thought, and I think I'd be willing to be a house pet to a race of super intelligent aliens."
First I didn't want to say anything, but I changed my mind.
Even though Shanice had bad grammar, the puppy died. Her parents should have taken care of the dog. The parents allowed their daughter to have a puppy so they should take the ADULT responsibilities. It is wrong trying to teach life lessons on a living being.
I can't imagine letting a living being suffer like that.
I have to agree, even if the dog was for the child, it is the parents responsibility to get it to a vet. A 14yr old can't even drive the poor puppy to the vet it so despertly needed. I feel sorry for her since she lost her dog, but how bad is it that the parents did nothing for that poor puppy.
As a family, we had dogs for a long time. I choose MY first dog when I was a jr. in high school. I had a job, license, and the means to take care of her. I have had horses also, which my parents help me fund until I got older and a better job lol. My dog was mine, and my responsibility. I lost her several years ago at the age of 13yrs. I also had to pay for her emergancy spay with she devoluped overian cysts.
As far as the grammer issue, I did the best I could in middle and high school. I still can't spell worth a darn as you all can see. Sometimes bad spelling and bad grammer isn't the fault of the school system. I at 33yrs old, still have alot of trouble as most of you know from reading my posts.