@Chamboosy @36Chambers93 - My dogs are both over 12 now. Asshole vet told me I had "senior dogs". They only joined our family recently and are still puppies in my mind dammit. Don't give me this "old dog" shit.
Anyway I got suckered in with the 6 monthly check. The sucky thing is that, when you're told your dog is old and that could catch anything early... well it's emotional string pulling right? Unless you're one of these assholes who prefers to put down their pet rather than spend $100 on repairs and maintenance you're always gonna go for whatever you think is best for the dog... to an extent. I've met two types of people over the past few years whos treatment of their pets doesn't meet with my approval... in all cases no fucks are given so I don't even mention it. Anyway...
1. People who have little to no emtotional attachment to their pet. They usually have one that seemed like a good idea when it was a puppy and the poor fucker lies around the house by itself all day waiting for them to get home and not walk or play with them. These people are the ones my vet friends hate as they usually opt for the "put the dog to sleep" option as soon as they become expensive.
2. People who confuse what's best for the dog with what's best for them. There was a guy at work who loved his dogs to bits however the dogs got some bad cancer leaving their faces alls crewed up. Dogs couldn't see and, by the end, could barely walk so they had to whimper and he'd carry the dogs outside to go dookie. I know he loved his dogs and didn't want to let them go but I found it really disgusting. The poor thing was in misery. I hope if I'm ever like that someone opts to have me humanely put down.
Oh yeah. We have a guy at work who races greyhounds too. I hate that as well. He doesn't even house the things. Keeps them at a kennel where they are cages stacked on top of each other and gets them out for training/races.
@mystic_knight: I vote Chickan should replicate the old GS website on his domain and we can just post on there and ditch this crap.
Actually I did create a whole forum website using the DAFAP website but then decided not to post it here as I had faith we'd end up with our forums back. Seems like, if I made it live now, we may have missed the boat! Not enough members visiting here now to make it worthwhile.@
Yep. I have a few clients just like that. Needless to say, I have rehomed a few animals who fit into the first area under the guise that they've been euthanised. I can't stand people like that. I had a go at a guy once because he wanted to get his sons labrador put down because the dog kept shitting in the yard and his son wouldn't remember to clean up after the dog. I said, well, that's an extreme thing to do. How old is your son? He said, six years old. I thought, no wonder the kid doesn't remember to clean up after the dog, he's six! He can't even remember every time he needs to go to the toilet. Rehomed that dog with a family who loved it. Couldn't rehome the kid sadly.
I also see case two quite often. A nurse I used to work with did exactly that - her dog had cancer in its chest, inoperable. She wouldn't do chemo. She kept it on fluids daily and tried all sorts of homeopathic medications to help it out. The dog went a whole week of coughing up blood before it ended up dying at home. Needless to say, she was fired not so long after that (not because she wouldn't euthanise her dog - for an unrelated problem). I couldn't have someone who wouldn't accept when their animal was ready to die working for a place where she needed to care for other peoples animals who needed to be euthanised. She was a vegan as well. Fucking hell. Don't get me started on that bullshit.
I think that another forum could work well. I used to love coming here to retain my spamboosy name but now I come here and the right threads aren't worthwhile reading at all. I forget there's a front of the site as well. I like the community we had, but now it's gone.