Jump to content

Lady, you have the wrong end of the stick
Animal refuge busybody


  • Please log in to reply
14 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

This morning I was outside my local animal shelter's office, waiting for it to open. I had my parent's 10 year old kelpie with me who I was dropping off to their boarding kennel section. My parents are away over Christmas and will collect him mid-January.

A car pulled up alongside me and a middle-aged woman started having a go at me by saying what an awful person I was and that an old kelpie like that would never find a new home and would be put to sleep and she hoped I was proud of myself.

I was shocked and tried to explain he was just boarding for Christmas to which she said "yeah right" and pulled off. I felt really upset. I love this kelpie as he was my first dog and he only moved to my parent's acreage when he did not get along with DH's labrador. And even if I was dropping him off to the shelter section, there a many legitimate reasons why someone would do this without being an irresponsible dog owner. He could have been a lost dog or have belonged to an elderly person who could no longer care for him. This particular shelter has a no kill policy, which Ms Busybody did not seem to know about. And even if I was an unpleasant person who discards animals, at least he wasn't being dumped in the bush.

Anyway, she made me feel really down and cross. My kelpie sensed it and I think it made his handover more stressful for him than it needed to be. What a busybody.

#2 BadCat

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

She sounds like a real charmer.

I'm sorry she made you and your dog feel crappy.  Some people aren't worth the air they breathe.

#3 Ianthe

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

I am starting to think it may not be a bad idea for the world to end on the 21st laughing2.gif

#4 Escapin

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

Lordy. Some people are just special. I think we should rename Christmas to Crazymas...

#5 3inthebed

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

Feel sorry for her. It's the only way to move on sometimes.

#6 Feral Becky

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

As I said just now, OP, tis the season to be jolly.

We should ban Christmas, people are just in such sh*tty moods.

Good on you OP, I know that the shelters made a tiny bit of money from the boarding that goes back into helping the rescues.

#7 75etd

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

Irresponible owners wouldn't drop their animal off, they would just let it wander until it found its way there.

What a horrible woman!

I can understand how this made you and your much loved Kelpie upset. Some people need to mind their own business! No suggestions really, but maybe you deserve to get yourself a little treat....

#8 Feral_Pooks

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

That lady I feel sorry for. Imagine walking around, taking everything the worst possible way, and getting all riled up about it.

Actually, it's not hard to imagine it, a couple of posters here are pros.

#9 pinkcupcakes

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:47 AM

QUOTE (Escapin @ 17/12/2012, 10:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Lordy. Some people are just special. I think we should rename Christmas to Crazymas...



laughing2.gif can we tack this on the end of all the posts this month?bring on 2013..or you know, the end of the world, whichever comes first. rolleyes.gif

#10 JECJEC

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 17/12/2012, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am starting to think it may not be a bad idea for the world to end on the 21st laughing2.gif


I starting to agree...


#11 BadCat

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 17/12/2012, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am starting to think it may not be a bad idea for the world to end on the 21st laughing2.gif



QUOTE (JECJEC @ 17/12/2012, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I starting to agree...


I've been there for quite some time now.

#12 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:57 AM

I'm so sorry OP, that's terrible.

This is the reason why I don't judge anyone.  Things aren't always as they seem, and you can never know the full story.

Treat yourself kindly, and try to let it go.

#13 *Ker*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

You know the correct answer to this?

You: He's going to boarding.
Crazy woman: Keeps ranting
You: **** off, you crazy old b**ch.


#14 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:06 PM

QUOTE (*Ker* @ 17/12/2012, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You know the correct answer to this?

You: He's going to boarding.
Crazy woman: Keeps ranting
You: **** off, you crazy old b**ch.



What she said. wink.gif

How lovely that you're supporting your local shelter. Its thoughtful people like you that are making a difference. original.gif

#15 BetteBoop

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 17/12/2012, 10:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That lady I feel sorry for. Imagine walking around, taking everything the worst possible way, and getting all riled up about it.

Actually, it's not hard to imagine it, a couple of posters here are pros.


You sound as though you've lost your faith in humanity pooks.

I have these heartwarming photos that will help...




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Sonia Kruger speaks of baby joy

Celebrity mum-to-be Sonia Kruger has spoken candidly about using donor eggs and IVF to fall pregnant at age 48.

Dressing to not impress: life through the eyes of a three-year-old

When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: ?I don?t want to look beautiful.? And now I've worked out why.

Special nappies made with love for angel babies

Angel Baby Nappies make and provide tiny bereavement cloth nappies for pre-term stillborn babies and premature babies who pass away in the NICU.

Inside the brain of a tantruming toddler

What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what?s the best way to respond?

5 secrets to a long-lasting relationship

When it comes to keeping your relationship strong, it?s what you do - and not what you want - that really matters.

When 'furbabies' meet real babies

I am obsessed with my dogs, and can't imagine loving them any less once my baby arrives. But that doesn't stop everyone from telling me I will.

The least popular baby names of 2013

Looking for a baby name that?s nowhere near the top 10 ? or even the top 1000? Try the bottom five.

'I was so sleep deprived I crashed my car'

There are no laws regulating driving while tired, but statistics show that driver fatigue is one of the top three contributors to the road toll.

Why are there so few sexy maternity bras?

Rather than feeling ashamed of their post-baby bodies, women should be free to buy lingerie that makes them look attractive and pretty - no matter what stage of life they're in.

Toddler Alliyah one step closer to first trip home

She has lived the first 14 months of her life in a hospital intensive care unit, but Alliyah Broadby's parents hope to finally take their little girl home with them.

'Put people before IVF profits': IVF pioneer Alan Trounson

IVF could be done for hundreds of dollars in Australia instead of $8500 if clinics stopped charging what ''the market will handle'', a pioneer of the technology says.

Expectant parents urged to swap the pub for bub

Nearly one in five women drink while pregnant, but a current campaign is trying to drive down that unhealthy statistic.

Nutella supplies threatened by bad weather

There's bad news for fans of Nutella, the gooey, chocolatey hazelnut spread.

The cost of growing your own vegies

Does it make financial sense to grow your own veggies, or are you better off ordering produce from the local food co-op?

Breastfeeding mums less likely to suffer from PND, but all need support

A new study has shown the a complex relationship between a mother?s intention to breastfeed, her ability to do so, and postnatal depression.

The #loveyourlines Instagram account taking on body issues

A new Instagram account, LoveYourLines, has put the call out for to change the way we view stretch marks.

Mum gets diploma 51 years after being thrown out of school over pregnancy

Sandra Lantz was about six months pregnant and four months from graduation when she was forced to leave high school. Now, more than half a century later, she has finally graduated.

The lowdown on male midwives

How would you feel about having a male midwife assist your baby's birth? For a growing number of mums, the idea is a reality - and the experts all agree that it's something that should be encouraged.

Bomb threat at daycare centre

Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

Unusual celebrity baby names

Celebrities love to use their imaginations when it comes to naming their kids! Here's a gallery of some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

5 fears I've overcome since becoming a mum

Motherhood has a way of putting any phobias you had pre-parenthood into perspective: you either realise they?re a pointless waste of energy or they simply vanish in a sleep-deprived haze.

Mums review the Dymples range from Big W

The Big W Dymples range offers parents a vast selection of quality products to keep their little ones happy and healthy. We asked the Real Mums Test Drive team to review some items - here's what they said.

Recall: Another cot deemed unsafe

Parents are being warned to check their baby's cot is not one of those which have been recalled in recent weeks due to safety concerns.

The truth about breastfeeding and weightloss

Celebrities often state that their post-baby weight loss is down to breastfeeding, and breastfeeding alone. But that's not the reality for all women.

10 weird things little kids do

Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, ?Really? Is that really a thing??

The app that helps detect signs of autism

Parents can assess their children's progress at critical developmental stages, thanks to this new app.

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win back some precious time and get FREE coupons

Membership to eBay's Bubs? Corner is free and includes a $10 coupon to spend on nappies each month - a win for multitasking mums!

Do you suffer from Precious Firstborn Syndrome?

Testing ?no more tears? shampoo in your own eyes, warming cucumber sticks so they're not cold straight from the fridge, waking a sleeping baby to check they?re still breathing: these are all symptoms of Precious Firstborn Syndrome.

Ezra's tragic death not in vain, mum says

Little Ezra was a "Harry Houdini" who loved trying to escape the family home. Now, after his tragic death, his parents are doing what they can to help others.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

Video: When adults act like children

Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.

Mums hit hardest as flu cases skyrocket

The number of confirmed cases of influenza in Australia has doubled the number for the same time last year - and women are 25 per cent more likely to get it.

The mum who had four babies in nine months

Feeling exhausted due to the demands of caring for a baby? Imagine the life of this mum, who gave birth to three boys and one girl in just nine months.

Everything baby at Big W

Lowest prices on everything baby, only at Big W. Sale starts August 4 and ends August 20 2014.

Smiggle is painting the town red!

We have 3 Red Smiggle prize packs to give away! Enter by posting a photo of something red to your Instagram.

Mum gives birth at school

She went to a doctor complaining of stomach pains, then had an unexpected operation to remove a decades-old fetus.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.