Tuesday, February 22, 2005

They're doing the right thing ...

As a dog person, I'm always getting e-mails about dogs who need homes because their people are getting rid of them. Today I got this one:

Please help us! After two long years waiting on a list for an agility dog, we have been notified by the breeder that after having waited so long, our number finally came up and... WE WILL FINALLY HAVE OUR PUPPY!

We have to get rid of our children IMMEDIATELY because we know how much time we will need to dedicate to our new little puppy and it would not be fair for our two children. As our little puppy will arrive Tuesday, we have to place our children in rescue by this weekend!

They are described as: One male, his name is Tommy (French/English mix), light blond hair, blue eyes. Four years. Excellent disposition. He does not bite. His temperament has been tested. Has some problems peeing in the toilet, but he'll learn. Had chickenpox and is up to date on his vaccinations. His tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean in the house, and gets along well with others. He does not run with scissors and with a little training, he will be soon be able to read.

Our second child is of the feminine type. Her name is Lexie (French/English mix), blond hair, green eyes, completely covered with freckles. Two years. Does not bite but sucks her thumb. Her temperament has been tested and she sometimes needs a little attitude adjustment. She is up to date on her vaccinations and her tonsils have been removed. She is very healthy and can sometimes be affectionate. Gets along well with other little girls and boys but does not like to share her toys and thus would be better as an only child. She is currently in training but should be potty trained very soon.

We LOVE our children very much and want to do what is right for them. This is why we have contacted your group to help us find homes for them. We simply cannot keep them because we are afraid that they might hurt our new puppy. I hope that you will understand that our situation is unique and that we have a real emergency!

The children must be placed in rescue before Monday or we will be forced to abandon them on a deserted country road near some farms. OUR PRIORITY MUST NOW BE OUR NEW PUPPY.

Thank you very much for your help.

I say just have them put to sleep. Everyone lnows that you have to get them as babies or they won't bond with you ...


Mr. P's Mom said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!!!

Robyn said...

Hi there... I am the author of the original piece (before people started taking it and trying to pass it off as their own)

After two long years of being on a waiting list for an exotic rare breed dog, we were finally notified by the breeder that at long last, our number has come up, and... WE'RE HAVING A PUPPY!

We must IMMEDIATELY get rid of our children now, because we just KNOW how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be! Since our puppy will be arriving on Monday, we MUST place the children in new homes this weekend!!! They are described as:

* -One male, white, blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Name is Tommy. Temperament tested. Current on all shots. Tonsils removed already and very healthy condition! Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little time and training, he will do well in a new home.
* -One female, strawberry blonde hair, green eyes. Three years old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Her name is Mary. Temperament tested, but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy and happy (mostly.) Gets along well with little boys, but does not like to share toys. She is house trained, and would do best in a one child household.

We really LOVE our children, and want to do what is best for them. I hope you understand, that ours is a UNIQUE situation, and we have a real emergency here! They MUST be placed by Sunday night at the latest. I hear that in Tennessee there are bins where you can leave off strays...does anyone know if there is something like that around here for children?

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