|Barked: Thu Mar 8, '12 8:01pm PST |
|@Harley, I feel so bad for that man!! I've seen many truck drivers with dogs, and they look pretty happy.
@Trigger, I think this guy was mostly ranting (which most, if not all, of us do when frustrated, so i took it with a grain of salt-obviously you did not), and I am seeing and hearing of more and more people who are having issues trying to adopt from rescues. Yes, there may be a problem, but we do not know that, and I would not accuse him of having some major issue. I don't think this claim is insulting either. The public is being told again and again to rescue dogs instead of buying, so more and more of the public is. Then they get rejected by the people who tell them they should adopt. I think we are going to hear more people start talking about their experiences with shelters and rescues now they know they are not the only ones rejected for whatever reasons. What I find insulting is the insinuation that they have a major problem so they are not good enough for a dog, but they can adopt a child. If there was such a major problem, then they would not be allowed to adopt a child. But they have been deemed a good home for foster children...but not good enough for dogs? I love dogs, but as a teacher, that thought is extremely insulting to me.
Eta: this is the end of a hard and long day for me, so I'm apologizing in advance if I misread, misinterpreted, or come across wrong. Sorry! ...i should prob just delete this post now... neh
Edited by author Thu Mar 8, '12 8:07pm PST