Thursday, September 10, 2009

CL Rant - Great Dog Part 2

After posting yesterday the rant about the "Great Dog" who needs to find a new home because of the new baby, I started thinking about an email that I received a while back. I know this isn't new and you all may have read it before, but I think of it each and every time I see an ad where someone needs to get rid of their dog or cat because of the arrival of a new baby.


I'm sorry if you've already read this article, but I thought I'd share it since it is one of my favourites.


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Really need help. MUST GO!!!
Please help! After two long years of being on a waiting list for a dog, we have been notified by breed rescue that, at long last, our number has come up and ... WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!


We must get rid of our children IMMEDIATELY because we just know how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be and it just wouldn't be fair to the children. Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday we MUST place the children up for adoption this weekend!


They are described as:

One male -- his name is Tommy, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), light blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Temperament tested. Does have problems with peeing directly in the toilet. Has had chicken Pox and is current on all shots. Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little training he should be able to read soon.


One female -- her name is Lexie, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), strawberry blonde hair, green eyes quite freckled. Two years old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy and can be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls and little boys but does not like to share her toys and therefore would do best in a one child household. She is a very quick learner and is currently working on her house training. Shouldn't take long at all.


We really do LOVE our children so much and want to do what's right for them. That is why we contacted a rescue group. But we simply can no longer keep them. Also, we are afraid that they may hurt our new puppy.


I hope you understand that ours is a UNIQUE situation and we have a real emergency here! They MUST be placed into your rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark, country road. Our priority now has to be our new puppy.

7 comments:

Canine Einstein said...

Great e-mail...I may just use it sometime, with your permission, of course.

If...and only if...I have kids, they're going to be raised with whatever animal(s) I have at the time. Period, end of story. I'm not giving up one child for another.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Yup, that's a good one and should be re posted periodically, with out limits or time constraints.

Leigh said...

As a former canine "foster" mommy, I find this hilarious, it should be sent to everyone whom places a similar great dog ad...

Your Daily Cute said...

A great one. Never seen it before, but I'm sure going to pass it on!

LilliGirl said...

LMAO - I got an owner surrender today. How timely.

GoLightly said...

There is just so much wrong, here

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Canine Einstein ...

It's not mine, it's something that has circulated through different email lists for a while. I doubt anyone would take offense if you used it.

Children can (and SHOULD) be taught appropriate ways to interact with animals. Similarly, dogs need to be taught how to interact with kids. It is training ... but isn't that what raising kids / dogs is all about? Every day is a new opportunity for training.

giantspeckledchihuahua ...

Very true. It should be shared often.

Leigh ...

I think of it every time I hear that someone can't keep their dog because a new baby is on its way. Drives me crazy.

Your Daily Cute ...

Please do! Pass it to everyone you know.