Originally Posted by Grimm
Here was our spoiled brat, Bailey (the one on the right).
Sadly we gave him away a few months ago because he was just too much of a headache with a second child on the way. He was up all the time at night and generally becoming a pain. He was allowed on the furniture to the point that our love seat is garbage because he would jump up on it constantly to be able to look out the living room window. He got table food all the time, and most nights slept in bed with us. We really miss him, but it was the best for our sanity...
Tough situation. I'm an animal adoption advocate and see this situation often...people 'tiring' of their pets so they ditch them. These sound like training problems, something that could be remedied with time and effort.
But...I spent nearly $1000 on healthcare for one of our cats even though I knew she was being put down within days. I paid $700 to have a towel removed from my dogs small intestine after he ate it. My best friend'* dog has burns over 60% of her body, and she'* getting the dog hair follicle transplants. They are a responsibility, not a possession.
I hate seeing dogs disposed of as they become inconvenient. What about kids? Do people do that with kids?
I'm sorry, I should almost just delete this post, as I'm sure it will come off as an attack, and I truly do not mean to offend you Grimm, or single you out. It is just a rant in general regarding this issue. I just hate to think of all the dogs that end up in shelters/rescue and are euthanized because somebody can't teach their dog to stay off the furniture.
I hope your little guy went to a good home, and I'm sure you did your best to ensure this!
Again, this is *not* a personal attack on you, Grimm. I don't know your personal situation therefore cannot assess the circumstances and I respect your personal decisions.