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The Dumb, The Smart, and The Cute

brandyday1You’ve seen this pic on a post before ….. it’s one of my pets. It’s not the smart one either (we’ll give you the humorous details in another post someday). My other dog is 90% basenji, which is the oldest known domesticated breed. She’s about as smart as a 1 1/2 year old child. She likes to bark at everyone through the windows, but will hide behind me if you walk up to us out in the open. The dog in the picture only barks if my basenji barks. Other than that she eats, sleeps, and pees (finally outside and not on the floor). Needless to say, she get classified as the “dumb” one. We have a cat too, she’s smart, but more or less get classified as “cute”. BTW – the brown one in the picture is a boxer-mix.

Why did I write about this, which is more of less useless information? Well, all of the animals mentioned were rescued in some way. Whether “dumb”, “smart”, or “cute” all pets need someone to care for them, especially the forgotten ones. Tippy, my basenji was acquired from a basenji/lab mix littler being given away at flea market. Brandy, our boxer mix was acquired will at PetSmart when we went for dog food (she was a stray that spent a month in a dog shelter). Skittles, my wife’s cat was acquired from a shelter also.

So with spring and Easter coming … your children will probably start asking for a cute, furry companion. Consider adopting or rescuing a pet. It gets them a home, out of a small confining cage, and you a pal for your children (and maybe yourself). Pet adoption also helps put the puppy and pet mills out of business.

Advice, though:

  • Pet adoption is not an “impulse buy” – think it out or you may mentally hurt the animal more that it already is.
  • When you are considering a pet, try to see if you can do that around allot of people. If the pet can get along with allot of people at once and not freak or be visibly scared – that’s a sign that the pet is stable.
  • Consider your financial situation when adopting a pet – if you can’t give it the basics, it’s not any better with you than at the shelter.

-SWB

PS – Weasels can be pets too …. albeit a little dirty and annoying.

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