Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
I am truly humbled by your words, and of course if every case there are exceptions.........I guess I'm referring to the people, my sister is one of them, that casually adopt animals and if it isn't all peaches and cream, they get rid of them
Yes, unfortunately there are people like that around, more than I care to even think about. I even know some myself! Some people get a notion in their heads that they want a kitten or puppy. However, when the animal grows up and isn't quite so "cute" having outgrown their "baby" cuteness, the animal soon becomes passe and disposable.
The same goes with many who take on an exotic pet. The pet becomes more work and less novelty. And don't forget those that get a pet for their kids so long as the kids promise to take care of it.
I tell parents that unless they really want that animal themselves and have plans to take on the care of that animal themselves, to not bother getting an animal because kids don't have the longest attention span. Caring for that animal will soon become a chore for the kids instead of something fun
for them to do and unless the parent takes over, the animal will be neglected.
|I know money gets tight in these times, but for me, when I sign on an animal, or furkid in my case, it's for life, through good and bad times, and I just don't understand when people don't do that as well..........
They are a life long responsibility to me too. I love my cats so much and couldn't imagine not having them with me. I felt like such a failure last year when Chynna was sick, in so much pain and literally starving because she couldn't eat because of a bad tooth or two. Other than her teeth she was still relatively healthy and had the potential to live some more years. I was so heart broken when I had to consider and finally book an appointment to have her euthanized.
|As for people in your case, that is a different story and I'm so sorry for what you went through and equally as happy that your back on your feet and feeling better.......
The important thing is that I was somehow able to get through it all and have become stronger because of it.
I know that Abby and Chynna helped me get through because of their unconditional love. Being broke, sick and stuck in my apartment almost 24/7 was awful, but I had their company and love. Also, I think part of the reason that I didn't just give up (and there were times I really wanted to) and continued to push as hard as I did to get back to work, was out of my obligation to them and my promise to them that I would take care of them for their whole lives. I try to always keep my promises. Because I faced losing them, their presence is all the more special to me!