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I work at petco and today while I was at work a man came in with the cutest little chi, so I asked if he needed any help and then directed him to the puppy section where theres toys books food etc. Well about 10 minutes later he comes back up to me with a book about chi's and he asked, " where are your books on teacup chihuahuas?" I was seriously stunned. and then I explained to him how there is no such thing a teacup etc. And he kinda gave me a look like I was nuts. Then while ringing him up I asked how much the pup weighed and his age, he said the pup was 9 weeks old and 2.5 pounds. and he said, " he won't get over 3 pounds thats why hes a teacup." So I just nicely said, " my pup Felony was 2 pounds at 10 weeks and now full grown shes 8 pounds." He said," While he better not get over 3 pounds or I'm taking him back and demanding my money back." I thought he was joking cuz I smiled at him but he was seriously!!! :shock:

Sorry so long. I just couldn't believe it!
 

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People are so ignorant and stupid. It drives me crazy. What city is the petco you work at??? I know there is a new one that just opened by my house.
 

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I know some people don't know much about the breeds they buy beacause it is a spur of the moment thing.. ( i didn't when i bought him but i had to wait 2 weeks before him coming home so i had time to read up and prepare) but you'd think they would atleast know something. You shouldn't love a puppy for it's looks or size, but seeing inside of it for it's personality and it's heart.. some people can't see as well as we can.. some people can't see at all.. thats why some people shouldn't have animals.
 

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luv4mygirls said:
Seiah Bobo said:
:evil: :evil: When Will They Learn!!!
sadly they won't
Nope, they'll never learn. For every 1 person you convince that there is no such thing as a "teacup", there are 100 that don't believe you and walk away thinking you're crazy. For every 1 person you convince that these "designer dogs" so many people are rushing to buy now are simply mutts and can be found in any shelter, there are 100 people who will pay thousands of dollars for one. And for every 1 person you turn away from buying from a petstore, there are hundreds that will buy from them anyway because, "those animals need homes too". It will just continue until the world is over run with animals no one wants.
 

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teacups

Around here even people that have pet chis still are convinced that there is such thing as a teacup chi. When I first got Yoshi there was a lady in Petsmart with 2 chis and one was about 2 weeks older than Yoshi and about 2 times his size. I didnt have Yosh with me he was in the car with my daughter. I asked her how old and she told me I believe it was 12 or 14 wks at the time. I told her I had just gotten one and it was in the car, she said oh is it a teacup? my baby here is a teacup. I said seeing how there is no such thing as a teacup, you kinda never know. I said by the charts he should be on the small side. The lady looked at me like I had no idea what I was talking about :lol: after I walked off her and some other people were whispering about me :lol:

I have had this happen several times. By the build and age of this ladies teacup chi I would say he will be at least 6 lbs and probably larger because he was pretty big boned. I hope she will still love him after he grows out of his teacupness.

I guess my point to this story is that some people dont research the breed before they get one and that is understandable because i know how hard it can be to resist. Not researching the breed after you own one, that is what baffles me :?
 

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I've had people do that to me. The girl at the petstore who was going to breed her "teacups" I'm quite sure she would have had a few choice words for me lol.

When I found out my bf was going to get me a chi for Christmas last year I threw myself into researching the chihuahua breed. I couldn't help it. I wanted to know everything about them so I could be a good chi mommy :). I just thank god I found this place, cause I wouldn't have known what was going on without it lol. It's too bad we can't hand out cards to the stupid people and be like, "Just go there and they'll help you." lol
 

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I know its horrible, this guy was a little on the strange side, and I do think he thinks that this little dog will attract him lots of women but even if he does attract some women they will be able to tell if he really is in love with his pup or not. I couldn't even argue the point with him that there is no such thing as a teacup he seemed doumb founded when I told him we didn't have teacup chi books.
 

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Luckily, everyone I have come into contact with who have used the word "teacup" were very willing to listen and be educated. I had one couple even ask me to repeat it again so they could really remember it.
 

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SwEet_WiSHes said:
Its on Gratiot if you know where Macomb mall is its across the street from that. The city is roseville.
Oh my gosh that is like 5 minutes from my house. I just got the sales paper in the mail today showing all the great deals they are going to have this weekend. Free Dog food and free pet pictures! Sounds like a good time!
 

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Some people are so damn ignorant. Who the hell started the Teacup crap? was it that dumb twit Paris Hilton? Why did she have that dog anyways? To have someone around with more brain power? She got rid of Tinkerbell, because she was "too big to carry in her purse".
 
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