YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

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YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

Postby Adrianne » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:43 pm

YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

You have a mental list of people you'd like to spay or neuter.

You stopped at a house with a "Free Puppies" sign in the yard to have an
Educational "Chat," and your kids had to post your bail.

Running out of paper towels is a household crisis.

You not only know all the characteristics of a good "stool," you discuss
them at dinner.

Your checks have messages on them like "Subtract Two Testicles For Every
Four Feet."

You have a bumper sticker that reads "My German Shepherd Is Smarter Than
Your Graduate Student."

You secretly wonder about such things as how animals can manage without
wiping.

You pray they will someday manufacture Teflon furniture.

You have phone calls forwarded to PetsMart.

You absentmindedly pat people on the head or scratch them behind their ears.

Given the choice of having your teeth cleaned or their teeth cleaned, they
get their teeth cleaned.

You not only allow pets on the couch, guests have to sit on the floor because
the dog has "territorial issues."

Your spouse missed the final game of the World Series because the cat wanted
to watch his favorite video, "Birds of North America."

Anytime the animal appears lethargic, you go on-line and investigate vetmed
websites, pose questions to your address book and on e-lists, and by the time
you digest all the information and field the correspondence, the animal has
torn out the window screens, masticated a couch cushion and left something
disgusting in your favorite pair of shoes.

Your chatroom handle is "Queen of Spayeds."

You and your vet are on a first name basis and he genuflects when you enter
the waiting room. His daughter at Harvard refers to you as "Auntie."

You needed a prescription to recover from "Old Yeller."

You've forwarded more warnings about the dangers of chocolate, onions and
mistletoe than the National Center for Disease Control has issued about
anthrax
and smallpox.

You wear white year 'round, not because you are flaunting a fashion law or
belong to a religious sect but because you have a Dalmatian, Great Pyrenees,
Samoyed or white Persian at home.

The world would never guess from your "dog or kittyspeak" posts to e-lists
that in reality you are chairman of the IBM corporation.

By the time you investigate different flea control products, their
advantages and potential risks,natural versus chemical methods, and study the
life
cycle of the flea, any fleas have died of old age.

You tell your children to "heel!" in a grocery store.

For relaxation, you went mall hopping with your girlfriends. Your eyes
glazed over when you saw a sign in front of a pet shop, "20% Off All Puppies &
Kittens," and you slapped three security guards before they got you safely
contained in the manager's office.

People are still talking about your spay-neuter holiday greeting from last
year, "Deck the Halls with Balls of Collies.


Bridgett Kinloch

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Postby karladaune » Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:13 pm

roflmao

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Postby chinsNdobermans » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:32 pm

I don't do dog rescue (do do chinchillas though!) but some of these things apply here! roflmao

Especially the good stool thing... that is an all-important topic in the chin world!

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Postby msvette2u » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:43 pm

The vet one is too true :crybaby:


roflmao

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Postby APBTmom » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:06 pm

roflmao


I saw myself on most of those. Scary huh? lol

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Postby Minders73 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:34 pm

LOL they are so true. roflmao roflmao

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Re: YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

Postby merriterrier » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:15 pm

roflmao How true!

Adrianne wrote:YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:


You not only know all the characteristics of a good "stool," you discuss
them at dinner.


We joke that the stool conversation is a mandatory part of every dinner. Sigh, our heads are in the gutter; it never fails to come up. lol

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Re: YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

Postby FransterDoo » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:42 am

Adrianne wrote:
Running out of paper towels is a household crisis.


seriously! espeically when you have a 6 month old Lab/Great Dane staying with you that still has accidents the size of Lake Erie.

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Postby LowLady » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:38 am

Funny stuff! roflmao

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Postby zookeeper » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:27 pm

Those are too true I love the paper towel crisis thank god my father in law works for proctor and gamble lol

My bumper sticker says: Think is it tough putting on a condom try in with paws; Please Spay and Neuter your pets

But what a good laugh, So many are true

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Re: YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

Postby RebelsMomma » Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:01 pm

Adrianne wrote:YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN DOING RESCUE TOO LONG WHEN:

You have a mental list of people you'd like to spay or neuter.

You stopped at a house with a "Free Puppies" sign in the yard to have an
Educational "Chat," and your kids had to post your bail.

Running out of paper towels is a household crisis.

You secretly wonder about such things as how animals can manage without
wiping.

You pray they will someday manufacture Teflon furniture.

You have phone calls forwarded to PetsMart.

You not only allow pets on the couch, guests have to sit on the floor because
the dog has "territorial issues."

Anytime the animal appears lethargic, you go on-line and investigate vetmed
websites, pose questions to your address book and on e-lists, and by the time
you digest all the information and field the correspondence, the animal has
torn out the window screens, masticated a couch cushion and left something
disgusting in your favorite pair of shoes.

You tell your children to "heel!" in a grocery store.

For relaxation, you went mall hopping with your girlfriends. Your eyes
glazed over when you saw a sign in front of a pet shop, "20% Off All Puppies &
Kittens," and you slapped three security guards before they got you safely
contained in the manager's office.

People are still talking about your spay-neuter holiday greeting from last
year, "Deck the Halls with Balls of Collies.


Bridgett Kinloch


Man oh man........ Im screwed! I dont just tell my kids to "heel" at the store.... My daughter actually pretended to pee on a potted tree at my doctors office once while pretending she was a dog. Much to the humor of the other patients!

And running out of paper towels..... is worthy of a 3AM trip to walmart!

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Postby WakeMeUp » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:17 pm

People are still talking about your spay-neuter holiday greeting from last
year, "Deck the Halls with Balls of Collies.

Thats the best!

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Postby danacook » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:11 am

Ah gawd I love it , I love it !!!! Although I am not actively involved in rescue right now , I was for many years and still , when the situation presents , the one to step in and act , every one of those things you listed made not only sense to me , but , applied to me . Especially the one about guests in the house .
I will add my own
People should have to be licenced to own pets ( of course this requires some administrative body that will oversee all licencing , a job which I have always felt that no one in the world is qualified to oversee ..... except maybe me ! Well , not just me , but others ((but only those that I see fit )) , probably a group of people made up of many people on this board , ) . Don't you wish you could just always pick the people who really would do everything to prevent hurt to an animal , with some kind of magic touch ?


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