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Friday, April 25, 2008

Bye bye Gracie girl.



Just tear my heart out right now. We have to give up our dog!

23 comments:

tmamone said...

I'm sorry to hear that.

Anonymous said...

Why?!

Hellafied said...

When my sister and I moved to our separate residences, Grace went with her and now her schedule is too busy for a dog.

I have a strict no pet policy at my apt or I would take her.

Anyone in the Chicagoland area willing to take in a fat, little, adorable 4-year old beagle with ADD tendencies and brown eyes that will melt your heart?

a true pet lover said...

Seems to me that you have more of a responsibility to your dog - a living being with feelings who has presumably grown very attached to you - than you do to an apartment or a "schedule". I'm sorry, but this all too prevalent attitude that pets are fun to have around when it's convenient and disposable when it's not drives me insane.

Volunteering at the Humane Society for 2 years, I saw so many sad animals given up by people who supposedly loved them, and it was heartbreaking. To me, getting a pet is a lifelong commitment and excuses like "I'm too busy" (so clear your schedule) or "my apartment doesn't allow pets" (so move) don't cut it. I think you owe her more than that. If you were destitute and on the street, I would cut you some slack, of course, but with your recent writing successes under your belt, I find it hard to believe that you're struggling too much.

That said, maybe she deserves to be with someone who shares my views that she is more than just an inconvenience--she is irreplaceable. And in that case, I hope you find her a better home this time around.

Hellafied said...

A true pet lover: Please do not assume that my heart is not aching over this decision or doubt that I do not love my dog just as much as someone without my "recent writing successes under my belt" would.

I find it unsettling that someone with such a clear, swelling sense of sympathy would presume to know so much about another person to judge them so harshly and definitively with no real sense of circumstance.

Perhaps you are not as you portray yourself, but I do not make any airs as to who I am, ever. Anyone with an ounce of awareness will tell you that.

I would applaud you for standing up for what you believe in, if only you hadn't attacked my character so presumptiously and inaccurately.

Frankly, I am insulted.

a true pet lover said...

I am sure you are sad about it...my point is that you are not sad ENOUGH to do something about it.

And I DO judge a person's character when she makes a commitment to care for a living being and then doesn't keep it. My pets are part of my family, and I can't imagine what circumstances I would have to be in to give them up - they would have to be quite dire, I assure you.

Your response to Anonymous said nothing that would make me judge you any less harshly. If there are other circumstances, I'd love to hear them, but the ones you put forth don't conjure up a lot of sympathy. My apologies if there is more to this than that, but your dog is the one that I really feel sorry for right now - she has no choice in the matter.

dmbmeg said...

I don't think Hellafied answers to you.

Lara said...

Ohhhhh I have such a soft spot for beagles that I almost just emailed you offerring to take her in until your lease is up. Then I remembered how I had to BEG my landlord to let me and my beagle live in my apt, and so I don't think he'd be too crazy about adding a second one. COuld you find someone to be a foster parent for a while?

Or you could put a posting on Craigslist, that cutie would be snatched up in a second. That's where I found my baby...erm, dog. There's always the concern that she would go to one of the crazies but I consider myself (mostly) sane and my dog's got a pretty good life going on. Way better than the family I got him from.

Peter said...

a true pet lover: You know what else is "a living being with feelings?"

Hellafied.

She's clearly heartbroken, so why are you being an asshole?

JHC said...

:a true pet lover: Finally! I've been looking for the moral compass of the internets all this time and look where I found you, right here, judging a woman who is broken-hearted over having to say goodbye to a dear friend. It must be nice to be in a position to tell others what's right and wrong. Of course, anyone who presumes to do that must be an all knowing being such as yourself. I'm a little disappointed to find that you're a malevolent god as well as a moralizing self-indulgent pig. There are a million places for your rhetoric, but this isn't one of them. You have your cause, pet god, now find a better place for it.
I hate you.

:Hellafied: You look gorgeous in your new profile pic.

Grace said...

I am sure you are sad, but I agree with true pet lover. you aren't sad enough to figure out a way properly handle the situation.

JHC said...

Who are you people? Seriously, this moralizing is rich with hypocrisy. I would love to know what you, in all of your infinite wisdom and perfection, would do in this situation. Tell us, what would you do?

Also, based on this post, the author appears to be a sensitive, soft-hearted, pet lover. Is this really the forum for you to espouse your expertise on the responsibilities of animal ownership? Go find Michael Vick, bitches.

JenBun said...

Oh, Megan, I'm SO sorry! I couldn't even imagine...

If you want to send her to SoCal, I'm sure that she and my doggy-girl could be BFFs! :)

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine giving up a pet. Really? Why did you get it if you weren't 100% committed to it? An accessory? Cause that's cute. Honestly though, can you not make it work? There's nothing short of terminal illness that would make me give up my cat and dog. There's got to be an apartment that allows pets, right? I've actually heard of that - people living in apartments with a dog. I know, crazy, but it's true. So, if you love your pet, you'll keep it. Also, please read this: http://girliemonkey.blogspot.com/2008/04/how-could-you.html

thanks

Anonymous said...

Peter: what makes you think he's "heartbroken"?? She's giving up a child. Doesn't take much for you to think that, huh?

dmbmeg said...

anonymous-
Shut the fuck up. Seriously, I'm tired of all of you leaving anonymous comments.

Does hurting someone intentionally make you feel better about your own sorry pathetic lives? Do you feel better about yourself having insulted one of the greatest people I know? Just think about that because that is the only reason I can think of for leaving such a jackhole comment knowing nothiner about Hellafied's situation.

And yes, many apts in the city don't allow pets. I wouldn't recommend it to my friend that she accept a dog that's a violation of her lease and get thrown on the street to appease assholes like you.

Meg, these people are horrible and don't hold a candle to you. They should be ashamed.

Eleanor said...

See...this is why i don't get blogs AT ALL. it's not your place (and by you, i mean you rude cunt of a pet lover) to make statements or assumptions about someone you don't know. i understand the nice, short, sympathetic comments because it's like being at the grocery store and kindly commenting that you like a stranger's shirt but i would never be like, "wow, you are heinous mother and your child is a bratty pile of shit." really honey, get some decorum. i bet you are one of those nasty ass pet lovers with 80 cats who you let lick you all over your mouth and occasionally in the cooter.

JHC said...

Eleanor FTW!!!

dmbmeg said...

Amen.

wigglylaura said...
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Adam said...

Wow, Meg... you've started a full-on gRace War on this thing. Cool.


Oh yeah- >ahem< Hyuk.

sam said...

I'll take the little beast. Apartment leases are binding legal contracts, if it doesn't allow pets then you have no choice except to wait until the lease terminates and find a place that allows pets. Beagles are the coolest dogs, send him to Texas and I'll keep him till you want him back.

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