Saturday, January 28, 2012

How Much For That Mutt In The Window? Are You Crazy?

First of all, I am apologizing for the long absence of blogs. Really, it wasn't intentional~ I've just been SWAMPED with work around the house plus our children.  Between school singing practice, teaching the kids to ride, building new animal enclosures... I lost myself a while back so if you see me... stop me so I can catch up with myself!

Now, on to my blog today.  When did we become a society that pays for a mixed breed dog to the point of idiocy?  Don't get me wrong, they make great pets. They really do. But I can remember when people were UPSET that their registered dog was impregnated by another breed of dog. It didn't matter if the father was registered or not... It was given away quickly because it HURT THE BREEDS INTEGRITY. 

Now, I see on a buy/sell/trade page on Facebook ads for puppies all the time. People make a point of saying that both parents are registered and that the puppies are $250 each.   For a Maltese/Shih Tzu mix.
Really?  How is it that people can pay $250 for a mutt when there are so many puppies in shelters that not only cost a lot less but that will have their life saved? I will be the first to admit that I will pay money for a dog~ but only for a pure-blooded animal. If I am going to fork out that much money for a dog, it had better be full-blooded.. and possibly come with a few gold coins. 

The point is, if you have enough money to buy a mutt... make it count. Go to your local shelter and look there. There are way too many unwanted animals that are going to be euthanized because they were accidents. Why pay an outrageous fee for an animal that the breeders were either too lazy or too greedy, not caring that they are destroying 2 breeds? 

Okay, that's enough of my personal rant today.  I promise to go back to my regular blog.  Actually, you know what? I don't.  I'm going to be changing things up a bit around here.  I will be writing regularly about writing, my books I'm working on, etc... BUT I will also be talking about farm life and other things.  Let me know some things you would like to talk about.