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post #1 of 16
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http://richmond.craigslist.org/pet/506790007.html

In case it is flagged, I will post the text. I'm glad someone was able to write something to point out how ridiculous it is to "get rid of" the cat/dog just because they are having a baby.

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Please help! After two long years of being on a waiting list for a dog, we have been notified by breed rescue that, at long last, our number has come up and ... WE ARE HAVING A PUPPY!

We must get rid of our children IMMEDIATELY because we just know how time consuming our new little puppy is going to be and it just wouldn't be fair to the children. Since our little puppy will be arriving on Monday we MUST place the children up for adoption this weekend!

They are described as:
One male -- his name is Tommy, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), light blonde hair, blue eyes. Four years old. Excellent disposition. He doesn't bite. Temperament tested. Does have problems with peeing directly in the toilet. Has had chicken Pox and is current on all shots. Tonsils have already been removed. Tommy eats everything, is very clean, house trained and gets along well with others. Does not run with scissors and with a little training he should be able to read soon.

One female -- her name is Lexie, Caucasian (English/Irish mix), strawberry blonde hair, green eyes quite freckled. Two years old. Can be surly at times. Non-biter, thumb sucker. Has been temperament tested but needs a little attitude adjusting occasionally. She is current on all shots, tonsils out, and is very healthy and can be affectionate. Gets along well with other
little girls and little boys but does not like to share her toys and
therefore would do best in a one child household. She is a very quick learner and is currently working on her house training. Shouldn't take long at all.

We really do LOVE our children so much and want to do what's right for them. That is why we contacted a rescue group. But we simply can no longer keep them. Also, we are afraid that they may hurt our new puppy.

I hope you understand that ours is a UNIQUE situation and we have a real emergency here! They MUST be placed into your rescue by Sunday night at the latest or we will be forced to drop them off at the orphanage or along some dark, country road. Our priority now has to be our new puppy.
post #2 of 16
That made me smile... I just love it.
post #3 of 16
Love it!!!


There's a reason God gave me cats, and not kids!
post #4 of 16
thats great!
post #5 of 16
I've seen variations of that posting over the years and it always cracks me up!! If it makes 1 person reconsider getting rid of their pets because of children, then it has worked.
post #6 of 16
That's perfect!
post #7 of 16
I've read that before and it has made me chuckle each time. Kudos to whomever wrote it!!
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
I don't know who wrote it, but I'm glad they did! I get so sick of seeing those "we're having a baby and need to get rid of our cat" postings

I never knew cats and babies were incompatible! I mean, I only grew up with cats and had cats when my son was born, etc. Somebody should have told me! [/sarcasm]
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
I don't know who wrote it, but I'm glad they did! I get so sick of seeing those "we're having a baby and need to get rid of our cat" postings

I never knew cats and babies were incompatible! I mean, I only grew up with cats and had cats when my son was born, etc. Somebody should have told me! [/sarcasm]
Maybe this should be printed and handed to everyone that comes in to abandon their kitties because they're having a baby! Or posted on the wall of whatever waiting room...whether it is in the shelter or the obstatrician's office! (how is that spelled? it definitely doesn't look right! )
post #10 of 16
I like that!! Some people just don't seem to think at all!
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I've seen variations of that posting over the years and it always cracks me up!! If it makes 1 person reconsider getting rid of their pets because of children, then it has worked.
I agree. Whoever came up with that is very creative, it really puts a new perspective on getting rid of a pet. Hopefully it'll make someone think twice about what their about to do.
post #12 of 16
I love it! I ought to print it off and post it on the shelter door
post #13 of 16
I LOVEEEEEEEEEE IT - DH says you should forward that to some shelters and they will put it up on their walls
post #14 of 16
That is well done!
post #15 of 16
lol reminds me of something i would do,
that is good
post #16 of 16
That is priceless!!!
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