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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 AM
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We have one neighbor that every time I walk by they comment that they don't understand why I keep walking a rat. They have even asked if I wanted them to buy me some rat poison.
Are you serious?! That is horrible!!!
SOme people are just scum!!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:37 AM
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^^ Sandy wants to know why it is so insulting to be called a rat?

Seriously though just the other day I was SO SO SO mad about this for the first time. Usually I let it it slide off, or start a discussion about how cool rats are or show off Kerri's cool tricks or something. But I do dog rescue with a local group and happened to in my volunteer duties end up at the kill shelters adoption center (I actually work with a no kill private rescue). Well there was a woman walking around saying loudly, and to many people how "Chihuahuas were not dogs" and kept going on about how they shouldn't be called dogs and they were not "real" pets they were like sewer rats. For petes sake we were in a KILL SHELTER. That kills at least 300 chis a year, many of them puppies. I wanted to tell that lady well they might not be "real dogs" but they are going to be "real dead" tomorrow when they get put down because people like you and everyone else in this city throws chis away like they are trash. The thing that got me too was she was fawning over a Jack Russel puppy, and it is not like they are big dogs either. But to her chis were "rats" not dogs. Some people.....
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:46 AM
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I keep pet rats also, you little one is lovely.

That is so sad and stupid. I hate people.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:46 AM
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[IMG]For petes sake we were in a KILL SHELTER. That kills at least 300 chis a year, many of them puppies. I wanted to tell that lady well they might not be "real dogs" but they are going to be "real dead" tomorrow when they get put down because people like you and everyone else in this city throws chis away like they are trash.
This makes me so incredibly sad. I don't even know what to say. My heart just breaks for every little chi out there with no loving home. All dogs, actually, but for some reason chi's get to me so much.

P.S., your little Sandy is adorable!!!!
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:47 PM
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Sandy wants to know why it is so insulting to be called a rat?
How cute! Of course, when people call chi's rats, the implication is that they're vermin worthy to be at best regarded with disgust and at worst exterminated, as the horrible neighbor who "jokes" about rat poison makes explicit.

That's not a wonderful thing to say or suggest even hypothetically, but someone has a real empathy problem if they can look into the big eyes of a sweet, gentle, quiet little chi who is present in the flesh, and still write them off like that.

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For petes sake we were in a KILL SHELTER. That kills at least 300 chis a year, many of them puppies. I wanted to tell that lady well they might not be "real dogs" but they are going to be "real dead" tomorrow when they get put down because people like you and everyone else in this city throws chis away like they are trash.
How awful. It makes me sad to think that Butterbean was ever anywhere on the road to a destination like that.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:26 PM
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The first one actually made me laugh. People can be so stupid!
My husband lovingly calls our Chi a "rat". She is his little rat.

The second is scary! Good thing that big dog wasn't aggressive.
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^^ Sandy wants to know why it is so insulting to be called a rat?

Seriously though just the other day I was SO SO SO mad about this for the first time. Usually I let it it slide off, or start a discussion about how cool rats are or show off Kerri's cool tricks or something. But I do dog rescue with a local group and happened to in my volunteer duties end up at the kill shelters adoption center (I actually work with a no kill private rescue). Well there was a woman walking around saying loudly, and to many people how "Chihuahuas were not dogs" and kept going on about how they shouldn't be called dogs and they were not "real" pets they were like sewer rats. For petes sake we were in a KILL SHELTER. That kills at least 300 chis a year, many of them puppies. I wanted to tell that lady well they might not be "real dogs" but they are going to be "real dead" tomorrow when they get put down because people like you and everyone else in this city throws chis away like they are trash. The thing that got me too was she was fawning over a Jack Russel puppy, and it is not like they are big dogs either. But to her chis were "rats" not dogs. Some people.....

He is SO cute!
And that is so sad. I'm happy I don't overhear things like this, it would be hard to keep my mouth shut.
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