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B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" Just make sure they go to good homes with people who can care for them. Not shelters"


NO that is OUt of the question i would never do that! only to a good home if this is the choice i have to make!

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" And, though it's against popular belief, they learn quicker too. For example, a puppy you have to tell ... [snip!] ... a puppy you have to tell over and over again to get off the bed, an older dog you adopt you say it once and they know... "


Exactly. You don't have to train them like a puppy.

The only animal I have ever bought as a baby were rats. But only becasue they have a super short lifespan. And i did adopt rats from a shelter once. Poor guys only lived a month after being adopted but I made sure they had an awesome month with me

Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56008 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Aww that's awesome!! I always wanted to have mice but I've always had cats and dogs around so I can't. ... [snip!] ... those animals more than his own life anyways, so we know they are being taken care of. Still breaks my heart to leave them. :("


I always had rats with my cats. It was never a problem. The cats were actually more afraid of the rats, I think.

my old man cat was put down almost 2 years ago. A few days after his 19th birthday. We got him cremated and my mom has the ashes in a cherry box along with mementos. I'm still not over his death

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" And, though it's against popular belief, they learn quicker too. For example, a puppy you have to tell ... [snip!] ... a puppy you have to tell over and over again to get off the bed, an older dog you adopt you say it once and they know... "

so you can teach an old dog new tricks!!! yes!! maybe theres hope i just donno how! were thinking oh getting kennels for when were gone and an inground fence! since were not allowed to put a real one up where were moving!

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" My boxer puppy died on my bed, in my arms. It was the middle of April that he died. We buried him in ... [snip!] ... for almost two days straight. It was hard... Novali says she can still see and play with him and that he takes care of her. "

omg thats so sad..

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" What is an inground fence? And if it works that's good! Just like with kids, you have to be very consistent ... [snip!] ... having someone train it (a pro) since SO doesn't do the best job! He still believes in rubbing their noses in their pee.. :( "

oh no that what we did! haha but luckley potty training was our problem... but an inground fence is where theres a wire just under the ground and they have a shock color on, if the dog runs past the underground wire they get shocked! cruel at first but they edventually learn their boundries... at this point i think its our only option...

B-Baby 1 child; 1 angel baby; CARROLLTON, Virginia 1795 posts
8th Sep '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" Rubbing their noses in their pee is actually really mean and there are better ways... but, SO is kind of "old fashioned" in many parenting ways!"

whoops! ment it wasnt our problem just the running and chewing... we tried the puppy pads at first but after she would pee on it ( if it all even made it on there) she would ripp it up! and that was messsssy!