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It's a rescue

Post by Bruce » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:12 pm

I'm sick to death of hearing this.

No one ever says, "Yeah, we got him from the pet store."
(Gasp! How dare you support those germ infested hell-holes that sell innocent animals for profit)
Or "We got him from a puppy mill"
(Gasp! How dare you support those animal abusing monsters that sell innocent animals for profit)
Or "We got him from a breeder"
(Gasp! How dare you support those mosters that specifically breed animals with amusing feature to humans for profit)

Everyone now says, "He's a resue".

That either means that 99% of pet sellers are horrible people and need to have their animals "rescued", or 99% of pet buyers are liers.

Neither one sits well with me.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:30 am

If you aren't picky about breed, isn't "rescue" (ASPCA or equivalent) the cheapest way?

Maybe they are just cheap.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Witness » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:32 am

So you have been adopted? :P

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Bruce » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:46 am

You got me. I'm just jealous. I want to be rescued. Why doesn't anyone want to rescue me? I'm house broken. Mmkay, so I'm not a registered service animal, but I have lots of skills.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Witness » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:49 am

You'll always have your bowl with cookies at the SC. :)

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Bruce » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 am

Hell, I'll even take 3rd party cookies.

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by sparks » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:55 am

While I appreciate the humor of this thread, every time you adopt, rescue, or buy a pet, you've rescued that animal.

And it's a nice thing, one of the few that we allow.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by shemp » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:03 am

So if I were to rescue Trump from drowning, I have to keep him?
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:58 am

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by sparks » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm

shemp wrote:
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So if I were to rescue Trump from drowning, I have to keep him?
Why the hell would you rescue Trump from ... anything? :)
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Doctor X » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:10 am

Bruce waiting…

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by gnome » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:47 am

Bruce wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:53 am
Hell, I'll even take 3rd party cookies.

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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Bruce » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:18 am

Sure. Thanks for the creds. :)
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:47 am

When I was a kid we usually got dogs from the SPCA and cats either just showed up somehow (I remember we adopted at least one feral cat) or maybe someone in the neighborhood was giving them away, but to the best of my memory we never bought a pet at a pet store. But we never called them "rescues." That just wasn't a word back then. I mean, it was a word, but it was a verb, not a noun.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by sparks » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:32 pm

I hear ya.

The times have changed a bit.

My last 6 (yes, 6!) critters have all 'rescued' me by simply showing up where ever I happened to be at the time. And being a sucker for punishment, I took them in. Never regretted it. The last 4 came in sets of 2. Down to just one now, and he's getting pretty old. He's my favorite adoption story in that he came in the house before he'd even let me touch him, and once he was inside, he simply refused to go outside again! When his time comes, I figure I've got one more set in me and then that's probably it.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by Bruce » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:23 am

My daughter wants a critter. We haven't had a pet since moving to New England. 10 years. I don't miss the piss, the shit, the puke, the hair, the vet bills, and definitely don't miss finding someone to take care of them every time I travel. We just bought a new house and I don't want to stink it up already with pets so I said no.

That being said....

My family has a tradition that goes back several generations. Daughter wants a pet. Dad says no. Daughter drives dad crazy until he finally caves. Daughter loves the pet for a few months then finds a boyfriend. Daughter completely forgets about pet so dad ends up caring for it. Daughter moves out. Dad gets to watch the pet grow old and die.

My dad held out for one year. I'm determined to beat his record.
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Re: It's a rescue

Post by sparks » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:40 am

You'll end up loving the pet too Bruce. And the pet will convince you of same, as that is the basis of their evil plan for World Domination. Examine your past experience and you'll see this is true. 'Rescue' one today! Give up the alarm clock: Cold nose on the cheek or a paw on the eye at 4:30AM will do the trick every time.

Cats are best because you don't have to house train them. Dogs are good because they understand us better being pack hunters and all. Remember that a new puppy is just like having another child in that you will have to house break it and pick up shit, piss and vomit for a time. But they do better in cars than cats. Not a hard and fast rule though. I've seen peeps with dogs on leashes and the cat just comes along for the fun!
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