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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    See this is what I was talking about earlier.
    You are all making it seem that I'm irrisponsible.
    Yes, I live with my parents, big deal!!
    You dont f*cking know anything really about me

    Seriously over it.
    I have pets, you don't know where I live either therefore you cannot judge me on owning pets before I own a house which is never going to happen seeing I'm on a dissability support pension and not able to have rental accistance until I am atleast 21.

    Wish there was a way to delete this, dont need this crap
    People are just talking about their experiences. Take it or leave it, I wouldnt take it personally. I had a dog when I was renting and I had to make do with the crappiest places. Certainly there is much more chance with one dog than with 3 and you are right you would have to keep applying for the third dog at each location.

    Multiple dogs can be fun but probably the best relationship of my life with a dog was when I had the one cattle dog when I was renting. It was just her and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    See this is what I was talking about earlier.
    You are all making it seem that I'm irrisponsible.
    Yes, I live with my parents, big deal!!
    You dont f*cking know anything really about me

    Seriously over it.
    I have pets, you don't know where I live either therefore you cannot judge me on owning pets before I own a house which is never going to happen seeing I'm on a dissability support pension and not able to have rental accistance until I am atleast 21.

    Wish there was a way to delete this, dont need this crap
    No one is making you out to be irresponsible. As Kalacreek said, we're just sharing our own experiences and offering advice. If you chose not to take it than that is your decision and no one is going to change that. I am very stubborn, if I want something I will do it regardless of what others say as well.

    I can close the thread if you like? I think there is a bit of valuable information in here though for others possibly looking at giving their dog a vasectomy, so I think it is a good idea to leave it up!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    sheena

    You might be responsible as far as making sure food and watering and training happens but that's not all there is to taking care of dependents.

    Is it irresponsible to take on the care of many dependents when you're not financially independent or secure? Do your parents worry about what will happen to you when they can't care of you any more? Have you thought about saving up for what you want, or even just emergencies? I suppose the pension makes that a bit difficult - ie they don't like anyone to have any assets or savings and be on social security.

    I read a whole sad story about someone else who was on disability pension - and her condition got worse and she couldn't take care of her animals any more. The birds got rehomed with someone who knows how to take care of them, but the cats ended up with someone who had no idea about keeping litter trays clean, or fresh water or regular feeding. This could happen to anyone.

    I know if it happened to me - that there are plenty of friends who would take on Frosty - and enough money to cover for her care if needed.

    It's good to be optimistic about all these dogs, but do think about what would happen to them if your situation changed. And you have to think about what the extra cost is - if your parents are still supporting you. Not just their food. But what you cost too.
    Do I believe it is irrisponsible for me to have all my pets? No I do not! They are better looked after then most peoples pets, even those with lots of money. They are my first priority, nothing comes before them.
    Mum worries occasionlly, but where working on it.
    What do you mean buy saving up for what I want?

    My 'condition' will not get any worse, nor would it get any better.
    I would find loving homes for all my pets if need be, and that would only happen if I had a terminal illness. My parents know what to do with my pets if I was to suddenly die.

    Yes, my parents are supporting me by allowing to live in their house.
    I pay them for food. I pay for everything my pets need, toys, food, medication, vet bills, worming and flea treatment, everything.

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    You sound like a lovely person sheena and only you know what you are able to manage. I don't know where I would be without the support of my family when it comes to my dogs. Certainly what I earn alone doesn't cover everything.

    I would love more dogs, to expand my breeding and I'd love more than anything to import a full English line Whippet.

    But I know when to stop myself and I'm sure you will too.

    Back to the original desexing topic though and I hope you have a read of the link I posted, it's interesting reading and I'm sure a compromise could be reached between your parents on you on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xx_sheena_xx View Post
    Do I believe it is irrisponsible for me to have all my pets? No I do not! They are better looked after then most peoples pets, even those with lots of money. They are my first priority, nothing comes before them.
    Mum worries occasionlly, but where working on it.
    What do you mean buy saving up for what I want?

    My 'condition' will not get any worse, nor would it get any better.
    I would find loving homes for all my pets if need be, and that would only happen if I had a terminal illness. My parents know what to do with my pets if I was to suddenly die.

    Yes, my parents are supporting me by allowing to live in their house.
    I pay them for food. I pay for everything my pets need, toys, food, medication, vet bills, worming and flea treatment, everything.
    Sheena, only you know what you can and cant afford. The only advice I can offer is work out your budget and see what you can and cant afford and have some backup plan if things go pear shaped. Really we have mulled over sterilising and keeping multiple dogs. I doubt if most people have a lot of money, I know I dont and I sometimes worry about what would happen if things went wrong. I have 2 of my dogs insured but I still have the rest to worry about. I know I could deal with it but it would set me back financially. I have a saving fund where I have something to draw on if something goes wrong, I top it up every 2 weeks, because sometimes things do go wrong to the tune of many hundreds or thousands of dollars (been down that track more than once).

    The fact that at your age you are talking about all this indicates to me that you understand responsibility. Just read peoples experiences and dont take offense, they are what they are, peoples experiences, but they are valid and I have learn over many years to consider these things and then do what I feel is right for me.
    Last edited by Kalacreek; 09-20-2012 at 04:08 PM.

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    xx_sheena_xx

    I think, not that I know you or anything, that perhaps top of your things to save for (or reason to wait before getting another dog), might be - a moving out fund perhaps.

    Ie how much would it cost to rent a place close to public transport that will let you keep your pets. Or if you're able to drive - perhaps not so close to public transport. And then you'd have to factor in the cost of the car. I think my basic budget - not including supermarket & fuel - regular expenses like gas, electric, car insurance and rego, rates/rent/mortage etc is about $700 per month. I could possibly make that a bit cheaper but it would affect the joy in life. My brother makes it a lot more expensive - but he has more debt and dependants than I do.

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