Lucy, my Cairn Terror...oops! Terrier has not been the easiest of my furbabies to raise. I love her to pieces, but she is too smart for her own good. That darling baby (on the side panel) is not as precious her picture might suggest.
Cairns are a special breed...but aren't they all??? But Cairns are not for everyone. They are not lap dogs and the fact that they don't shed, doesn't make them the best choice for some families. Terriers are highly energetic and if not properly exercised and if they are left on their own, they are prone to getting in trouble.
People often pick out their furbaby based on cuteness. Sheesh...all puppies are cute, but not all breeds are suitable for your particular lifestyle. They preach this, but do people listen? do they think? do they care? Sometimes, the act of just getting the pup/dog is just a person doing something for themself. They think this might be the answer to what's wrong in their life. Some people shop to get that momentary "high",
BF's daughter is getting a divorce. It's painful to watch this extremely beautiful, mother of two, continue to make stupid mistakes.
...anyway this young lady dropped by this week with an adorable puppy. She was on such a high over the purchase. She bought a designer puppy..cute, but $2000.00???
As she described her reasons for this particular pup, one could see that this was simply an impulse. She said that the pet store said that the adult would only grow to about 5 to 7 pounds. Maltese Cocker mix??? only 7 lbs??? I can almost hear it now, "the pet store ripped me off." Truth is, this educated gal didn't take the time to research the breeds. She simply wanted the rush this purchase offered.
The entire story had me batting my eyes and my lips quivering... You can probably tell by now that I'm frustrated for so many reasons. As an animal lover, this is particularly double painful because I see this pup ending up in a shelter.
Did I say anything??? you bet...but fell on deaf ears.