A PLEA TO DOG OWNERS..... on behalf of Allie

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  1. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    To all of those out there who own an animal or are thinking about bringing one into your life please consider all the negative things about it as well as the good before you do so.
    Realize that it WILL be destructive until you train it. Will mess in your house until you train it. Will run off unless you stop it. Will not just automatically be the perfect pet unless you help it to be.
    BEFORE you go get that pet ask yourself....... Do I have time ? Do I have the financial means? Do I have a bad temper or am I reasonable and compassionate ? Am I willing to commit to a long term relationship ?
    Ask yourself if you believe that animals feel love, pain, hunger, cold , heat, and lonliness. If you don't believe that please don't get any pets.
    Before you get that pet are you willing to do the research about that specific type and what their good and bad qualities are and are you willing to go through with it ?
    And most importantly if you find that you are not able to control your temper to that animal would you be willing to rehome it before you make it hate people ?
    I guess what I am tring to say is that if you are the type of owner who thinks that hitting an animal to train it and there by making it afraid of you is right then please don't get one and if you believe that leaving them outside with no human interaction is right again please don't get one.
    If you fell that getting a certian breed to have pups for profit is right then know this...... I despise you ! Animals are just little people like children who depend on us for their needs would you do this to you child ???
     
  2. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    Well said, Aussie.
     
  3. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    thank you bp if anyone hasn't seen what happened to Allie and how truly heartbroken I am because I could not convince her that not all humans are bad please think about this before you take on the enormous task of owning an animal no matter what type.
     
  4. cindr

    cindr Guest

    very well put. I am totally impressed with you input on doggie ownership. To many people just get them just because. For social status and all kinds of stupid reasons. That is why I put up my web site today; I hope with the details I have placed it may bring good people around. See what you all think? Tell me what needs to be changed? www.mypolicek9dogs4you.9k.com.9k.com if you have a hard time getting in I will check it out Cindr
     
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    cindr Guest

    P. S I just looked at the web site I have a few spelling mistakes so please forgive them . I will change them in the morning. Night for now Cindr
     
  6. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    I agree that was well said. As having to also lose a dog who was so horribly abused she went after someone I know what you mean and I feel very strongly.
     
  7. Squidbert

    Squidbert Scum scum scum scum..SCUM

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    Agree.. very well said.. (((((((hugs))))))
     
  8. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    I know that the majority here feel this way but for those that don't please read this and reconsider.
     
  9. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    your exactly right. i'm glad i can honestly say i CAN own a pet :D
     
  10. mamie

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    still to this day in age, I get awwed at the mistreated animals. It just drives me nuts that in today's world people don't know right to wrong. I mean back in our parents days, it was "normal" to see a dog chained outside and if it got sick, broke a leg or what ever you shoot it. But to think like that in today's society...I don't know can't even say the words. Once a year I take in a mama cat with her kittens, or pregnant and have her fixed and kittens to good homes. this year the mama came with 1 kitten from a previous batch, that kitten was untouchable. we would try to take her in our arms and her tail would be between her legs. She needed a good patient home...that she got. even after doing this for many years, I still can't beleive the people out there. it saddens me.
     
  11. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    Maybe I missed a thread somewhere, but what IS Allie's story? :confused:
     
  12. Aussie Red

    Aussie Red Rebel With Cause

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    it si under title Allie is gone
     
  13. NeverEnoughPets

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    wow that was awesome, so well put. That is one of those things I want to copy and show to anyone who is contemplating getting a pet. The love we have in our house for our pets is so strong and so deep that reading that brought tears to my eyes. Your pets are very lucky I can tell. I sure do wish that every pet had a home like that. I have only been comming to this site for a short time , but I can tell that most of the owners here feel the same way. :)
     
  14. candaceluvspebbles

    candaceluvspebbles #1 Animal lover :)

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    So True!!!!

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    WOW! So true! ;)
    I feel exactly the same way about what you just said.
    I keep telling people,there will be commitment to make when owning a pet.
    That commitment is to love your pet,love it with all your heart and to give its basic needs eg food/water,get it checked out for an illness and/or treated for it at the vet,never leave your pet for long periods of time,etc.
    Animals are like people,they have feelings,they feel pain,they get sick,they need to feel loved.So if no one can provide their pet with any of that then they shouldn't have gotten the pet in the first place.
    Cya
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  15. Abbysmom

    Abbysmom Mommy loves me the best

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    My Abby was rescued from a lady with OCD when she was only 9 weeks old. She washed the poor pup no less than 5 times a day with a dandruff shampoo so Abby wouldn't smell. Some people want to be good to their animals, but just dont realize it until its to late that they cant.
     
  16. mctraill

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    I nagged my husband about getting a dog for 10 years, he was brought up with dogs so he knows what goes into looking after them. he was worried that I would get fed up with it after a while and that it was just this months fashion statement. So to show him how committed I was I wrote a paper on owning a dog stating how much time I thought I would need to spend with it, how much I thought it will cost, kennel fees etc etc. I spent 6 months doing this paper, where I gave it to my husband several times and he sent me away a few times as I had forgotten to reserach something or I had under estimated the time I would need to train.
    I am so glad I did the write up as now I have my dog, I am still stunned how much time they need, how much training is needed, that they are like people,theyhave their own personality and their off days when they dont want to learn, how frustrating it can be at times. However on then plus side what you get in return is twice what you put in.
     
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    Sometimes people just get them on a whim, think it will be 'fun.' My daughter bought a pup from a flea market from all places, just as an i mpulse buy. Part pitbull to boot. I was not happy and did not want her. She is busy, has no free time, and is not responsible enough for one. Anyway, the little puppy got under my s kin, and I took her\Squirt. That doesn't always happen, and they end up at the pound. If you take a pitbull or mix to a shelter in St. Louis, Mo. they are euthanized. Alot of people don't realize that.
     
  18. Red_ACD_for_me

    Red_ACD_for_me Ruled by a RED boy!

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    Great post Aussie :) ! Especially good coming from an ACD owner. If you can't offer daily mental and physical stimulation when choosing any herding breed as well as other active breeds get a stuffed animal dog ;)
     
  19. dogguy

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    I thought this might help...

    New Dog Necessities

    1 leash, flea collar, tags & collar

    2 food & water

    3 excerise ( ie walks every day)

    4 vet, shots are needed, among other things that a vet can help with

    5 lots of news paper to help with potty trraining, as well as using a rolled up section for discipline ( do not beat your dog ...just tap it on the rear and give the comands "bad dog")

    6 rewards for when your dog does good ...dog jerky , biscuits, etc...

    7 doggy bed, unless you plan on having your dog sleep woith you in your bed

    8 lots and lots of love and in return your dog will become your best friend.
     
  20. silverpawz

    silverpawz No Sugar Added

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    I made an adjustment to number five:

    ( do not beat your dog ...just smack yourself on the head for allowing your dog the freedom to make a wrong choice)
     

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