Originally posted by 4RosesTess:
After my first died, my hubby and I moped around for months, we finally looked at each other and said "Why are we not getting another one right away?" So we went out and got our second girl, she was from a BYB we did not know any better.
But she was a healing soul and we loved her to bits. She healed our pain and brought us joy. Our third girl came from a show breeder because we learned.
But I fully understand your pain and who desperate we get when we are missing the love of our lives. Good luck with your girl and enjoy her puppyhood as well as a long life.
Thank gawd for those BYB's....can get you a pup right away.
And this would be a good example of yet another sarcastic, mean-spirited, judgmental comment, which makes these forums feel like we are all just treading in shark-infested waters.
Really, EmilyB? You REALLY thought that 4RosesTess was saying that it's okay to purchase a Dobe pup from a BYB if you want to get a pup "right away?" She clearly stated in her message that she did not know any better when she purchased her second pup, but later realized that she had made a poor decision by purchasing her from a BYB, and she LEARNED from her mistake. She also went on to say that she purchased her next Doberman puppy from a more reputable breeder as a result. She should have been commended
for learning from her mistakes, but instead you chose to take a dig at her. Why?!? Because you think she should have known better in the first place? If you think back really
hard, I'm sure you can probably remember a time when you didn't know so much about breeding practices, either, but you LEARNED, which is exactly what 4RosesTess is obviously doing.
I apologize for singling you out as a bad example, as there are unfortunately hundreds of other attacking comments made throughout this forum that I could have pointed out just as easily, but yours just happened to be the most recent one I saw. I just couldn't let it slide without asking if you REALLY felt your sarcastic comment was warranted, or did you just read "byb" in 4RosesTess' comment (and apparently nothing else) and your Pavlov's response was simply, "ATTACK!!!"? I'm just trying to understand why some members insist upon making this such an unpleasant experience for those of us who come here BECAUSE WE WANT TO LEARN. Don't scold us and put us down for not being born with the knowledge that you have already acquired through your own research and experience, HELP us.