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Please Don't Buy Anyone Pets For Christmas

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by workathomeshop, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. TheNoose

    TheNoose Peon

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    #21
    I think getting someone a pet is a good idea if they have already shown interest or hinted at the fact that they want one. I'd love for someone to buy me a dog for Christmas but that won't happen, so I'll have to buy one myself.

    I agree you should not just show up unexpectedly with a pet and say, "here ya go, surprise!"
    SEMrush
     
    TheNoose, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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  2. primeryder

    primeryder Well-Known Member

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    #22
    If you knew how sad it was to see a dog who knows it is going to die pleading not to at the pound, you would not shop for dogs at a pet store any more.
     
    primeryder, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  3. Masterful

    Masterful Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Great message! I appreciate it. Well done.
     
    Masterful, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  4. workathomeshop

    workathomeshop Notable Member

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    #24
    I think pets should be a purchase you do for yourself not others.
    It's a big commitment :)
     
    workathomeshop, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  5. jellybeanz

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    #25
    I agree. An animal is not an unwanted present.
     
    jellybeanz, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  6. FaceJolt

    FaceJolt Guest

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    #26
    My girlfriend's sister just got a hamster from her boyfriend and she's over the moon! I think so long as the person wants it - its fine!
     
    FaceJolt, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    scion08tc Peon

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    #27
    Totally agree never give a pet as a gift! when it comes to a young kid they will not take care of it!
     
    scion08tc, Dec 14, 2008 IP
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    #28
    lol i like your aviator. i forget what the guys name is who does the voices for the dolls but hes funny as hell..

    anyways BUY a dog or a cat!, have you seen what chinese people do to stray cats and dogs???? its pretty fucked up...
     
    armyboy12, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  9. victoriaphee

    victoriaphee Guest

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    #29
    Ask the recipient first. It will spoil the surprise but at least you know that your gift will not go to waste or to the pound for that matter.
     
    victoriaphee, Dec 14, 2008 IP
  10. workathomeshop

    workathomeshop Notable Member

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    #30
    I don't want to know what chinese people do to cats and dogs thanks..it's very very sad :(
     
    workathomeshop, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    #31
    I prefer gifting mist(S) as the gifts.
     
    Dj.MushtaQ, Dec 15, 2008 IP
  12. udayns

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    #32
    I agree with your opinion
     
    udayns, Dec 15, 2008 IP
  13. tokyoice

    tokyoice Well-Known Member

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    #33
    I agree.

    Pets are for life, not just for Christmas!
     
    tokyoice, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    EvcRo Notable Member

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    #34
    before thinking and buying such a gift you must be sure that the pet is wanted and welcomed in that family...it's a huge responsibility when you decide to make a gesture like this...
    workathomeshop, I totally agree with you :)
     
    EvcRo, Dec 15, 2008 IP
  15. workathomeshop

    workathomeshop Notable Member

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    #35
    I'm hoping the people thinking about this will think again. Go to a dog/animal shelter and see all those poor animals suffering because of irresponsible owners. :(
     
    workathomeshop, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    #36
    I agree! I have two Jack Russell Terriers, first one I bought through a breeder, second one I got through a Jack Russell Rescue. The second one I got the (female) is one of the best dogs I've ever had in my life. Never buy dogs from puppy mills (pet stores), it's just bad taste and shows the lack of research on the persons part considering.
     
    cpuhlp, Dec 15, 2008 IP
  17. MsG24

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    #37
    I think that pets should not be given as gifts. The only possible way that it would be a nice gift is if say a family has made a decision before hand that they are going to get a pet and it becomes a gift only because the timing is right. Unless this is something that is planned, it is wrong. I have these neighbors who got this dog this past summer and the poor thing is outside barking morning, noon, and night. It is so sad. I don't understand why people get animals if they aren't going to treat them well. We have a dog and she is so spoiled. She is a member of our family.
     
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    workathomeshop Notable Member

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    #38
    Sad isn't it :(
    The thought of cheering a child up for Christams with a puppy, the puppy starts to grow and is no longer so cute, the parents have to start looking after because the child has lost interest, that's the stage most people send to the pound.:mad:
     
    workathomeshop, Dec 15, 2008 IP
  19. srikanth.akella

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    #39
    hey, ur right.. Having a pet is not wrong, but i think some steps are to measured out which are ought not to do with pets.
     
    srikanth.akella, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    #40
    Well there my dream. I was asking for a giraffe for Christmas from my girlfriend. I hope she doesn't come to this forum.
     
    MoonCricket, Dec 15, 2008 IP