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"O hai, I just bought a dog. What's a dog?"

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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
Why the fuck can't people study whatever animal they want, before getting it?

If you come to dA to ask about pit bull care (or what to do with a sick kitten, or to beg for money for vet bills), it is clear you are not equipped to care for your pet.

Even if there are no places near you that can help, a quick google about pretty much any type of pet will lead to posts in forums specifically about that animal. Forums filled with breeders and other owners who know a lot.
If you haven't found such a place, it's a clear sign that you can't be bothered to do the tiniest thing to ensure your pet is taken care of.

Most breeders and pet owners in general will happily write looooong texts about their pets. They love them and want to help others see how great they are too. It's an awesome resource, and it's there for you just a google away!
For example: Some guinea pig owners in my country are better at diagnosing over the internet than most vets are when handling the pig, because they've loved g-pigs for so long, and vets are only just lately bothering to know more about them. (About 15 years ago, vets used to say that a sick guinea pig was a dead guinea pig, since people didn't bother taking them to get treated, but just got them put down and got new ones.)

So you have this awesome resource to learn from before getting a pet, and should use it.
But no, no no! You see a critter, think it's cute, decide that you must have it, and don't give a shit about the rest.

Hell, it's the up-scale idiots who think to ask any questions anywhere. Most just get the animal, think they "can handle" it, and let things go awry. :(
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wheezergirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I volunteer at a cat shelter that arrives at a pet store every week, and we always have this sign in the front, WITH a barricade, clearly stating that NO dogs come into the area so the cats don't get all worked up.

Well, this one dumbass lady came in, picked up her dog, and shoved it's face right next to one of the cat cages, claiming that her dog has never seen a cat before and wanted to "introduce" it to a cat so it'd know what it'd look like. :stare:

And a guy did the same thing this week, except he just picked up the dog outside of the barrier and showed it the cats in the cage closest to the carrier.

And not to mention that it's so sad to see the full-grown cats get barely any attention from the customers. All they want are kittens and its just ugh. :(
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:cling:

I get such a sad feeling in my heart when people are uncaring like that. These aren't all people too stupid to know better, they just only care about their own wants and needs.
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wheezergirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
:hug:

None of the kitties got hurt, but it's just so irritating how self-centered they can be. There's very few of them though thank goodness. Well, one of our older cats that had been coming for a whole year got adopted this week. It was quite a celebration for us. :dummy:
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yay!
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wheezergirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Yeah, it was great. :la: January seems to be a good month for adoptions: we had four this week and only had two cats left at the end of the day.
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a cat sooooo much! (But I can't - tiny apartment, and the living room belongs to the guinea pigs.)
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wheezergirl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
awwww, I'm sure you'll get one someday! Guinea pigs are cute though.

I'm adopting two kittens from this rescue, but they have ring worm, so I have no idea when they'll be able to come home with me. :crying:
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Svataben Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, that's nasty contagious. Better get patient.
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Hailo95100 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Sometimes a lot of research doesn't help at all. I got lots of research, help, and even went to a vet, and in the end, my leopard gecko still died because she refused to eat and no one knew why. But I'll admit, research is a lot better than going into something without any knowledge.
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SolidSpy24 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
guinnea pigs are cute :3
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