She was moving so she posted her pets on Craigslist. You will not believe this ad...
We have a saying that means someone has said something perfectly right – do you know what it is? I am sure you have heard it and probably used it at some point – “Hit the Nail on the Head.” The exact origin of this phrase isn’t known, but this Craigslist post is the best example you are going to find for that phrase! This woman is a fed up pet parent. After seeing animals on Craigslist, she decided to vent her frustrations. She is right, I will let her explain. Here is what she wrote:
“I have had her for six years. She has been frustrating and infuriating at times. She has cost me money I wanted to spend on other things. She has been inconvenient at times. I’ve had to arrange my life with her in mind. I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything in the world, because I love her and she brings me joy.
“Now, to get to the point of this post. I want to tell you about something amazing that I did. I MOVED. I moved three times actually. Amazingly, I KEPT MY F**KING DOG!
“Can you imagine? Did you know someone can move and still keep their dog? What an amazing concept, isn’t it? Oh, I also got married, had a baby, and changed jobs, AND STILL MANAGED TO KEEP MY DOG! Am I the only human being alive who’s been able to do this? See that little cat next my dog in the picture, well we just found out she has AIDS, yes, feline AIDS. She will require expensive medicine for the rest of her short life. Guess what? I’M KEEPING THE F**KING CAT TOO.
“I’m not going to dump her off on Craigslist to assuage some mild hint of guilt I feel because I’m too lazy, weak and irresponsible to fulfill a commitment I made to a living, loving animal. To all you who do otherwise, F**K YOU! I hope your spouse leaves you, penniless and alone. May God keep you, though you don’t deserve it.”
See, she got it just right. People are callous and irresponsible. You can’t just abandon a pet because they become, in your opinion, a burden. This woman’s message is an important one. Sadly, unless we share it, the only people who will read it are the people who agree with her. Share this message – maybe someone will learn something and change their ways.