I’m looking at our local Humane Society’s website and saw this:
The poor dog was returned because she sheds. I’m raging right now, if I worked there and someone returned a dog because of hair, I would punch them in the face. More than once.
Unfortunately, Rylee’s story is nothing unusual.
I used to volunteer at a no-kill shelter. People would adopt, give up, or return animals for the most trivial and nonsensical reasons: a cute older dog was adopted for an older woman, then returned because it was too small; a potentially great family pet was returned for being too friendly; and one guy adopted an awesome min-pin (I loved that min-pin!) simply for its name, and he returned it within a few months because it was too energetic.
One of my favorite dogs, a rather spunky shibaken, was returned for being nippy. You only needed to spend five minutes with that dog to know that he was a total spaz; he bit my heels, other volunteers’ heels, and the big, tough, boxer mix’s heels (that last one was a rather poor decision on the shiba’s part). He was a very lovable dog and would have made for a fantastic pet with a bit of training, since he was quite well-behaved once he was under control, but that must have been too much for his temporary owners.
Just as people will thoughtlessly hand pets over to the Humane Society because, well, it’s the Humane Society, people thought that because this shelter was a no-kill, they could drop off whatever they wanted and not face any guilt about it. We received cats and dogs in unmarked boxes on the doorstep, a dozen hamsters (at once), and rabbits upon rabbits upon rabbits. One woman put on such a display of her “sadness” in giving up her dog that none of us could figure out why she was handing it over to a shelter, as opposed to a friend or relative.
Needless to say, the main staff were not too friendly toward fellow humans.
I agree with your hitler post. Everyones like saying happy birthday like if he was someone who deserves being remembered
Indeed! He certainly should be remembered, (may his actions never be repeated) but not as some awesome-sauce guy.
I don’t mind people making fun at him, since I poke fun at his non-political eccentricities too, but honoring Hitler with a “Happy birthday,” as if he’s some pop culture celebrity is simply disrespectful to the victims and survivors of his reign.
This was our first project, done in groups of 3 and relatively low-tech (there’s high-tech claymation? 0_o). I made the red panda and did a good portion of the animation. Each group member was to edit the photos and compose the soundtrack separately to create three distinct videos.
Of course, I used banjos :D
I’ll have to convert this to a YouTube-friendly format…