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Old 02-03-2010, 04:27 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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It drives me crazy when people buy dogs on the spur-of-the-moment whim and then find out it was a mistake. Our neighbors had 3 children-when 101 Dalmations came out, they got a puppy for each child. There was no disclipline, they had numerous health problems and 6 months later they were looking for new homes for the dogs. A co-worker watched a show about how smart border collies were and bought one for her mother. Her 70-year old mother that lived in an apartment! After the dog destroyed half the furniture from boredom and just about knocked the owner over, she admitted that it was a mistake and they found it a new home. I wish people would use their heads. With the information available on the Internet, there is no excuse for being uninformed.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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It drives me crazy when people buy dogs on the spur-of-the-moment whim and then find out it was a mistake. Our neighbors had 3 children-when 101 Dalmations came out, they got a puppy for each child. There was no disclipline, they had numerous health problems and 6 months later they were looking for new homes for the dogs. A co-worker watched a show about how smart border collies were and bought one for her mother. Her 70-year old mother that lived in an apartment! After the dog destroyed half the furniture from boredom and just about knocked the owner over, she admitted that it was a mistake and they found it a new home. I wish people would use their heads. With the information available on the Internet, there is no excuse for being uninformed.
That's nothing compared to people buying horses now that the market has tanked. $100 and you can bring home a horse you always dreamed of having. Of course they get thrown out on a little lot w/ not enough or the wrong kind of feed, no worming - it goes on.

With so much manufacturing leaving the state, the demand for designer dogs (particularly the little yippy ones) has been a boon for people trying to make a living in the rural areas. I saw an add in the local paper selling bulldog pups for $1300 each. You can't make that kind of money even with cattle, so it's no wonder many people have turned to that kind of business. I think it can be done the right way and there are already laws about mistreating animals. I've thought about doing it myself, but I probably couldn't bring myself to part with the puppies and I'd have to start butchering horses to feed then and then it would turn into a mess.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: alaska
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That's nothing compared to people buying horses now that the market has tanked. $100 and you can bring home a horse you always dreamed of having. Of course they get thrown out on a little lot w/ not enough or the wrong kind of feed, no worming - it goes on.

With so much manufacturing leaving the state, the demand for designer dogs (particularly the little yippy ones) has been a boon for people trying to make a living in the rural areas. I saw an add in the local paper selling bulldog pups for $1300 each. You can't make that kind of money even with cattle, so it's no wonder many people have turned to that kind of business. I think it can be done the right way and there are already laws about mistreating animals. I've thought about doing it myself, but I probably couldn't bring myself to part with the puppies and I'd have to start butchering horses to feed then and then it would turn into a mess.
Thats funny!!!!!!!!!!!! Buying 1000 lb. horses for 100 bucks to feed a 10 lb dog worth 1300 bucks. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! OOH the times we live in.
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