|Barked: Sat May 25, '13 11:54am PST |
I swear, being the knowledgeable person out of my friends/family when it comes to dogs is both a nightmare and a godsend. I mean, sure, I can give advice, I can help where it's needed and SOMETIMES you get the people that actually listen... The nightmare? Dealing with the people who want the advice and NEVER LISTEN.
You all know about the Setter owners, so I won't even go there again. I have seen them maybe once or twice since they got the other puppy and haven't really had much of anything to do with them. Far less stress on that front now!
However... Now I have more idiots to deal with.
Another friend bred her two Pit Bulls(of unknown pedigree) together because they wanted to make money off them and have ONE litter before they spayed their female. Uh huh... Their female is only a YEAR OLD, had ELEVEN PUPPIES, and they're going to be trying to sell them for $1000 a pup. LOL. Yep. I outright told her, "You won't get $1000 for a puppy. If people want to spend that much, they'll go to a REPUTABLE breeder who health tests their dogs, does temperament testing, and has health guarantees and contracts." and she responded defensively with, "If GOOD homes want them, they'll pay it. The puppies will come with first sets of shots, blah blah." Facepalm time. GOOD homes would know where to look for GOOD dogs and would do their research.
My dad, about a month ago, called me to ask about a friends Pit Bull puppy who was six months old and in her first heat. She was apparently very very swollen and bleeding all over and my dads friend(the owner of the Pit Bull) was freaking out and was SERIOUSLY ASKING ME if he should give her a hot bath to help soothe the swelling! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! NO! LEAVE IT THE HECK ALONE! I assured him that his puppy would be perfectly fine, and to leave it alone, the usual advice for a puppies first heat and advised him to get her spayed after. My dad asked me if I wanted a Pit Bull puppy. "Dad... I'm pregnant with my first child, have a rabbit, a hamster, a snake, and two dogs... Do you really think I want a puppy to add to the mix?" So what does he go and tell his friend? That I want a puppy. This friend says to me while on the phone, "So your dad said you want a puppy."..... "No. I don't want a puppy. I've got enough on my hands, my Beagle doesn't like Pit Bulls and I have a NEWBORN BABY ON THE WAY. I DO NOT WANT ANOTHER DOG." Ugh.
So I get a call today from my dad... This friend is wanting advice again. He wants to know the symptoms of pregnancy in a female dog because his puppy apparently got hooked up "ACCIDENTALLY" with some male. I didn't even speak to him. "Quite frankly dad, if he's irresponsible enough to let a PUPPY(or any dog for that matter) get pregnant, and doesn't even know what the symptoms of pregnancy is or how to deal with a dog in heat, not only should he NOT be breeding this dog, but he should have her spayed." and refused to speak to the guy. I was swearing.
I'm going nuts.
I'm tired of the idiots out there. Make them go away. Please.
I have a headache just thinking about them. I'm going to go cuddle my puppies now and cheer myself up.
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