Thursday, November 6, 2014

Annoying Volunteer from some dog shelter

Ok, so I wanted to get dog. And I decided to adopt cause I thought it's the right thing to do since so many dogs are looking for a home and they don't have one.

So I contacted this person that posted an ad on gumtree about 10 weeks old rescue puppies and I just texted her and asked if they are still available. She called me back.

Can I just say that I don't really want to adopt anymore?

She asked me how old I was and I told her that I am 16 and my sister (who is the one who wants the dog) is 14. The moment she heard that, she said, "Are you sure you are ready for a dog. It's a lifetime commitment! And I want to make sure that the dogs go to good homes because I don't want them to be returned to me a few months later because you got bored of it. It's not fair for the dog. It costs a lot of money. Are you sure you are ready? I mean, being 14 and 16 I don't think you are prepared. A visit to the vet can cost a lot and the upkeep costs....blah blah blah"

So she just went on and on about how people are cruel for abusing dogs and how I'm not prepared to have a dog just because I'm 16


Just because I'm 16 doesn't mean I'm immature and irresponsible! Yes I get that you meet a lot of irresponsible adopters who don't want the dog a few months later because they're bored of it and they are usually young but THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT I'M LIKE THAT.

I have been taught very well by parents to be a responsible person thank you very much.

And because my parents also taught me that I should be polite and respectful of 'elders' (meaning people who in a way hold a higher position than you. In this case, it's adult Vs teenager) hence I did not say anything but listened to her ramble on and on. I shall not disclose who this lady is either because unlike people who judge, I'm not like that.

There's this chinese idiom: 一根竹竿打翻一船人 which is (when directly translated) to use a bamboo stick to 'hit' the all the people on the same boat. Eg. Thinking all teenagers are immature even though you only encountered like one immature teenager your entire life.

Sigh. This is my first time trying to adopt and I get this. Hopefully not all the volunteers are like that.

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