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One dog owner, tired of seeing countless dogs and cats dumped at shelters or given away on classifieds ads for ridiculous reasons like moving, getting married, or having a baby, took to Craigslist to air her grievances. And we couldn’t agree more.
The post, which at first looks like ANOTHER person trying to justify giving up on their pet, quickly changes its tune:
This is my dog…
I have had her for six years. She has been frustrating and infuriating at times. She has cost me money I wanted to spend on other things. She has been inconvenient at times. I’ve had to arrange my life with her in mind. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything in the world, because I love her and she brings me joy.Now, to get to the point of this post. I want to tell you about something amazing that I did. I MOVED. I moved three times actually. Amazingly, I KEPT MY “%&*$&#” DOG! Can you imagine? Did you know someone can move and still keep their dog? What an amazing concept, isn’t it? Oh, I also got married, had a baby, and changed jobs, AND STILL MANAGED TO KEEP MY DOG! Am I the only human being alive who’s been able to do this? See that little cat next my dog in the picture, well we just found out she has AIDS, yes, feline AIDS. She will require expensive medicine for the rest of her short life. Guess what? I’M KEEPING THE “%&*$&#” CAT TOO. I’m not going to dump her off on Craigslist to assuage some mild hint of guilt I feel because I’m too lazy, weak and irresponsible to fulfill a commitment I made to a living, loving animal.To all you who do otherwise, “%&*$&#” YOU! I hope your spouse leaves you, penniless and alone. May God keep you, though you don’t deserve it.
You can find the original Craigslist post here. (We’ve edited some language that might not be appropriate for our younger readers)