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Super Princess
23rd October 2007, 03:15 AM
I was on a message board that is local to our town..(its for parents and caregivers in our city)
and came across this post.

It kinda made my stomach tie in knots.

"Hi. I've been thinking about getting a dog. However, i have never been a dog person, and have a strong aversion to certain dog traits, so maybe you guys would have some insight. I know a lot of this is training, but some dogs do have certain tendencies...

Some specifications:

I do NOT want a Yappy dog
No crotch-level nose (I HATE that!)
Not too needy
Not long haired - can't shed too much
Must be good with kids
Can't run away a lot
Not one to chew everything
Not as big as a lab or german shepherd, not as small as a !@#$%-zu
Low maintenance
Soft pettable hair
I'm thinking about the size of a beagle - would that be considered medium?

Any suggestions?

Thanks."

There was a wide range of responces to her topic.
some saying pleading with her not to get a dog, some suggesting maybe an adult dog woult suit her best, others jokeing saying a stuffed dog.


What are your thoughts?

I was one that 'thrid'ed ("i second that" "i third that") my opinion that she should not bring a dog into her family.
as all i can see is a very sad dog sitting outside stariing in..and then eventually ending up in the pound . :( :(

WoodHaven
23rd October 2007, 03:24 AM
I really can't think of one -- not one breed of dog that could meet all her requirements. I'd hate to think of her dating-- must earn 6 figures, clean, affectionate , but not jealous. Yikes

Super Princess
23rd October 2007, 04:41 AM
hahaha!!!!

Ginger's Mom
23rd October 2007, 05:33 AM
I'd ask if she has a child. What she is saying comes from ignorance -- I sincerely hope that she'd take the time to a bookstore and read a book on raising a dog.

Debby with a Y
23rd October 2007, 06:41 AM
I'd post that she should go volunteer at an animal shelter for six months before she brings one home. That would be a real eye opener for her!

coconut
23rd October 2007, 09:44 AM
i think one of them that responsed on the board, i think she should get a stuffed dog!!! Really don't think a dog should go into her house!!!

Cathryn
23rd October 2007, 10:23 AM
No way should she have a dog! :eek: It would end up in a shelter within days if not weeks, agree with Debby on this, she should volunteer at a local shelter for a while and find out what is really involved in dog ownership! :bang:

Claire L
23rd October 2007, 11:52 AM
She should buy a Tamagotchi :mad:

Barbara Nixon
23rd October 2007, 01:20 PM
They need an Aibo (robotic dog). We had one for a while and they are very doglike in behaviour. Ours was defiant, just like Teddy, and actually cocked its leg (no wee though ). It also outraged Izzy because it stole his orange ball (they are programmed to go after certain orange/red shades). They teach good dog ownership, because, if you ignore them or leave them alone too long, they either sulk or play up. With the right software, they are also guard dogs, as they have a mini camera in their heads.

sallymum
23rd October 2007, 04:06 PM
They need an Aibo (robotic dog). We had one for a while and they are very doglike in behaviour. Ours was defiant, just like Teddy, and actually cocked its leg (no wee though ). It also outraged Izzy because it stole his orange ball (they are programmed to go after certain orange/red shades). They teach good dog ownership, because, if you ignore them or leave them alone too long, they either sulk or play up. With the right software, they are also guard dogs, as they have a mini camera in their heads.

What a great idea.

BarbMazz
23rd October 2007, 04:17 PM
I'm wondering why this person even thinks they want a dog! With the list of dislikes why would the idea even occur to them?!? Kind of odd.

sallymum
23rd October 2007, 04:26 PM
I'm wondering why this person even thinks they want a dog! With the list of dislikes why would the idea even occur to them?!? Kind of odd.

My thoughts exactly. Prob have kids or hubby nagging at her for pet.

cb2u
23rd October 2007, 05:21 PM
A perfect choice for a person like this would be a plushy stuffed toy (a cavalier of course!). :)

Super Princess
23rd October 2007, 07:16 PM
yeah thats my thoughts are the kids are bugging her for one. I really hope she dosn't cave and that the responces shes gotten off this otehr board will open her eyes a bit.

GudrunTheRed
23rd October 2007, 10:44 PM
That person needs a slap on the side of the head and then perhaps a stuffed toy or a robo-dog. I certainly wouldn't trust them to care for a live animal of any sort.

Celticharmony
24th October 2007, 12:19 AM
I second that..Brilliant idea. Is this individual for real, as she comes across as not quite living in the real world, never heard of a dog manual piled with advise, a vet, a breeder, or the idea we just agreed on; familiarising herself with dogs in general??

mlc4140
24th October 2007, 12:50 AM
Good lord!! Tell her she should skip the dog and get a fish.

Rj Mac
24th October 2007, 01:30 AM
Good lord!! Tell her she should skip the dog and get a fish.

Couldn't agree more, imagine the kind of rubbish life any dog could expect with this person:confused:

young
26th October 2007, 03:07 AM
Some specifications:

I do NOT want a Yappy dog
No crotch-level nose (I HATE that!)
Not too needy
Not long haired - can't shed too much
Must be good with kids
Can't run away a lot
Not one to chew everything
Not as big as a lab or german shepherd, not as small as a !@#$%-zu
Low maintenance
Soft pettable hair
I'm thinking about the size of a beagle - would that be considered medium?

Any suggestions?

Thanks."



A computer with electric pet:eek:

Caraline
28th October 2007, 11:28 AM
Oh for crying out loud! Tell her to buy a gold fish. No wait.... that would be too cruel on the gold fish. Tell her to buy a plush toy. :rolleyes: