What do you say to people, who upon finding out you're buying a purebred registered dog, give you grief and tell you that you should be looking at the local shelter for a rescue dog?
dwecks answer is great to passerbys - if it's somebody you have a more ongoing relationship with something like
it's great that you are so well educated
we have chosen to buy a purebred dog at this time because (whatever fits- we want a puppy- we have always wanted a lab whatever)
we have done our research very carefully and are buying a well bred lab (I hope thats true) not from a puppy mill or petstore
AWESOME! Yup, some of them are "I only get my pets from shelters" type people and are telling me what I'm doing is basically wrong. I think 'BITE ME' is a fair response in that situation. LOLIf it is asked as a way to denigrate you and they have their own biological children, ask them why they didn't adopt.
JOKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sheesh.see Amy - I don't think "bite me" works for somebody who is concerned about puppy mills and byb
I think it is a hostile response to what I took as a real question - if the question was hostile I can your response being perfect mind you
I like that answer better - sheeeeeessssssshhhhhh - can't help being meMy REAL response would be, and has been : I would in a ssecond, however, I've been down that road before and my heart just can't handle the problems and illness we went through before. I carefully chose a breeder who breeds responsibly and has all necessary health clearances, etc.".