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I’m Fuckin’ Angry!

on 4 January, 2015

I am a close watcher and avid user of Craigslist in my town. I have been both the giver and the recipient of many great things via the FREE listing. I have used the selling section for both buying and selling of things I craft and remake. And the KC Craigslist is a great community overall.

But today, as indeed are many days, that people are trying to give away their pets. You can’t give away pets on Craigslist, mostly because an animal’s life is valuable. Just because your cat or dog has outlived your needs, doesn’t mean they are discardable. I think if you “throw way” an animal because you “don’t have the time to give to them”, then you should never be allowed to have children.

How does someone do that? Today, someone is giving away their once loved beagle, who is 11 years old. They bought her as an eight week old puppy and after raising and loving her (I am making assumptions here), now they don’t have time for her and want to give her away.

As you may or may not know, my last puppy girl lost her battle to diabetes just days before Christmas 2013. Over a year later, and neither my son nor I are over the pain of losing her. She was about ten and a half. She was no more my “pet” than my son is, she was his little sister. She slept in our beds, she ate with us, she went on trips with us, was in the family photos. She was a part of our family.

I think that has to be true of most pets, right? How does one love an animal for 11 fucking years and then one day, out of the blue, decide that they don’t love her enough to take care of her for her remaining years?

There is another cute two year old terrier/hound mix, a cute little black and white small dog that the owner has been trying to give away. Although her reasoning of not being able to keep her because the place where she lives doesn’t allow dogs her size, is a little more understanding, she refuses to consider this wonderful no-kill shelter in the area that will find the dog a wonderful home. She makes me out to be the bad guy because I suggested it.

Who has a pet that long and doesn’t want the best for it? I don’t get how people can be like that.

And it pisses off when, after providing the information for the no-kill shelter (waysidewaifs.org), she replies to me and tells me that I am annoying her. What the fuck?

My dog was the heart of this house and we miss her so much that we are still brought to tears when we think of how much she is missed. Like snuggling with us on the couch when we watch television or the cute way that she allows had to be touching someone when she slept.

And when I see someone “throwing away” their pet just because they’ve become to much to deal with or because they just don’t “have time” anymore, my blood boils.

Some people are just not worthy of a pet’s love.

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