Friday, May 18, 2012

Responsible Pet Owner, yea right.

Since its my blog and I can say whatever I want, I'm going to rant a bit about what I wish I could say at work, but since I value my paycheck and stupid people can't be changed, I zip it.

Don't you dare look at me and say you are a responsible pet owner as you are holding your intact female, bulging with puppies waiting to add to the already overpopulation of pets in this world!  I don't care that you insist your pups will find homes, that's not my point.  If those families really want a dog for the right reasons, they can go to the nearest shelter and adopt one that is already out there needing their love and attention.  Don't make more when there are so many dear ones waiting.

Responsible pet owner = someone who spays/neuters their pet.  Someone who keeps said pet up to date every year with the correct vaccinations.  Someone who feeds Fido a healthy, well balanced diet and very little people food (and expensive doesn't always mean quality).  Someone who gives their dog a monthly heartworm preventative and applies a dose of Frontline (not the cheap look alikes in Walmart that don't work) every month to ward off fleas and ticks. Someone who lets Fido exercise and spend quality time with you.  (meaning not in a kennel 23 hrs a day or on a chain in the back yard ignored all day).

Can't afford it?  THEN DON'T HAVE A PET!!!  Don't have time to spend with your pet, playing, walking, hanging out?  THEN DON'T HAVE A PET!!!

"But I deserve it, even if I don't have any money to pay for the proper care of Fido." NO YOU DON'T!!  HAVING A PET IS AN HONOR NOT A RIGHT.  You can't afford to feed a better food than Old Roy, then don't get a pet.  You can pass on those cigarettes or that extra bag of chips if you really want to do right by your dog.  You can't afford to spay her?  Then save up until you can.  Don't get a dog until you have it saved up.  You can put aside even a little every month and save up if you really want to do right by your dog.  Either do it correctly or don't be a pet owner.  If you truly can barely feed and clothe yourself, then this is not the right time to even think about getting or having a dog.  DUH.

I don't care if you have 8-10 dogs, if they are cared for correctly.  If they are all neutered, vaccinated, eating a quality diet, loved and in a good home, go for it.  I'm not saying you shouldn't have more than one, but however many you have you better care for as a responsible pet owner or don't have any.

When you come in and tell me you paid $1000 for your "purebred" Labradoodle....I want to shout at you "What a moron - you paid $1000 for a MUTT!!!  You could go to your nearest shelter and adopt a mutt for $100 and not contribute to the market for designer mutts." Obviously, if there weren't a plethora of idiots out there to buy these overpriced mutts, there wouldn't be a supply of them.  I firmly believe in supply and demand, therefore, if there wasn't a demand, nobody would supply them.  This was a very brilliant use of marketing, when someone accidentally let an unplanned mating occur and wanted to get rid of it for a lot of money even though it was a mix. Ignorant idiots are a dime a dozen out there.

Not an idiot? Then don't pay exorbitant fees for a mix, a mutt, NOT a breed.  Go to the shelter and adopt one that needs you and don't give money to these morons.  Responsible breeders are not morons, but I don't encourage giving them money either.  Please adopt from a shelter and help those animals who need a home and have been waiting so long for your love.  Purebred doen't mean better by any means.  Many of them are overbred and have lots of problems already. 

AND if you don't want to do anything about a problem, then DON'T come in and ask me about it.  Don't ask me what do to when you aren't going to fix it anyway.  Don't waste my time or get my dander up when I see you decide to just let Fido suffer because you don't want to pay for something to fix his problem. 

Ok, I feel a bit better - now I can go another day without blowing my stack at some idiot who thinks she's a responsible pet owner when she clearly is not - I've said my peace cause I know I'lll never change her, she's an idiot.  I can just smile and move on....maybe.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I can't stand it

So...I love to read...I love to get lost in the drama of a book that sucks you in and curls around your heart...nestles in there and you get to fall in love with it...

I can drown myself and reality in a whole different world and forget about my "normal" routine, my stacks of dirty underwear, my uncooked supper, and my dusty knick knacks...

One of the most wonderful, irreplaceable feelings in the world is to love a book, a story, a group of characters so much that I hate to see more of the pages piling up in my left hand than are awaiting me in my right hand...I'm almost sad anticipating the END, because then I must stop and I can't continue my addiction to this one...also....if its really good, I can't bear to put it down and go to sleep, eat, or you know do basic grooming.

If I'm nose deep in a great novel, the hands on the clock spin without my knowledge and then if I do come up for air, I say to myself "self, just one more chapter, you need to sleep."

Then when I end that chapter I say to myself "self, you can't stop at this place, you have to find out just how this part goes or you will never get to sleep anyway because you can't stop thinking about it and whether Johnny dies or not! I might as well save myself more sleeplessness by just getting by this milestone so I can sleep."

So...after we find out Johnny is deader than a doornail, I have to know who did it....sigh...tangled web...

I have to force myself to put the book down, shut off my brain (that part is pretty easy since the spark plugs can only fuel so much) and go to sleep.  Stay away from the book, do NOT turn that page!!!

So, when I find a particularly riveting book, this is both a blessing and a terrible addition to it can be self-destructive and I lack sleep and sometimes forget to - oh well put on deodorant or brush my teeth or zip my pants cause I'm trying to read some more while getting ready in the morning or stick in a few extra paragraphs while trying to stay alive...with  mundane things such as eating and bathing, breathing...

So, as I am quite tired these last few mornings, I am indeed knee deep in a tale that has sucked me in.  I haven't had one of these in a while so I am trying to pace myself as I don't want it to end...but yet I just have to find out if she gets away from the "bad guy".  So, I gotta cut this short, as my book is burning a hole in my nightstand begging me to pick it up and continue my journey into their lives....these people who aren't real and have no bearing on me whatsoever, except that I have come to care for them. 

I hope Jill didn't kill Johnny cause its SOOO obvious and then I will be MAD cause I totally solved it...sigh...