|Barked: Wed Dec 12, '12 10:14pm PST |
|I have a friend who is very dear to me. She's technically my roommate, although she lives almost entirely at her boyfriend's parents' house. She hasn't slept here in weeks.
She had three cats when we moved in. One passed, and I do love these cats dearly. She never sees them and they are essentially my cats now. I'm alright with this, but wish I had more help in taking care of them. I have an Abner, and it's a lot of work taking care of them, seeing as I can't love on any of them at the same time.
A couple years ago, her friend bought a turtle and was killing it, so she brought it home. Ok, this one i get. Unfortunately now it's kind of my turtle. I have no idea what I'm doing with turtles, and it isn't exactly my pet of choice, but I enjoy him and take care of him.
So her boyfriend wanted a kitten. She ended up getting one at the same time.
Then she wanted a dog, and I told her I'd help her really think it through if it's truly what she wanted. She went that day and pulled one from the shelter. Upon realizing it couldn't live here (she was here more at the time) Shandy went to a rescue. Ok, at least she pulled from a kill shelter, and did save a dog.
Then came the bunny.
The bunny was a spur of the moment decision. She had no idea how to take care of it. She and her boyfriend bought clay litter and had no enrichment. I tried to help her, but she was just letting the bunny run around in the yard. The result was that the bunny would LEAVE the yard and go to the neighbors' houses. The bunny disappeared.
Then she took another cat home. She was going to the shelter. I love this cat and don't think she gets enough attention where she is, but don't feel like i can take her.
Then today I go over and she's gotten a puppy. Why? Because she was sad. TWO DAYS AGO, after she had gotten this puppy, she had been trying to convince me it was a good idea for her to travel for a couple months. At the moment they are living in her boyfriend's bedroom because there is major drama over there, and this is what she decided to do. A PUPPY?!
I could throttle her, but I don't even know what to do. She has no idea how to raise a puppy and didn't think it through at all. She saw it at petco and was like "WANT." Bam. Done.
I am going nuts! How can the rescue just let her walk into the petco and leave with a puppy?! How can she add a dog into her life right now with no thought about it before seeing the dog?!
I don't know what to do.
Sorry for the length. I take this stuff entirely seriously, as I know you all do.
Thank you, people of Dogster, for being so responsible and wonderful. Thank you for helping people find the right dog. I just wish everyone would come here for help.
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