This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration.
I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration.
At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issued by the federal reserve bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school.
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to ny house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it's valuables thanks to the local police department.
I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right.
im 14, and im never allowed to go to ANY of my friends houses.
and its hard for me to ask as well because my sisters never got to go, so i feel bad if i get to go and they dont, my parents execuses are lyk, 'if you go to their house, theyll want to go to yours, and youre making a hassle and we dont have the time to take you'
and because im muslim, i was talking bout this to my aunty and she told me that, your parents would never let you go to a friends house, if theyve never met them, and if you go a to a non muslims house, you never know boys could be there (in our religion we shouldnt really mix with boys) so im like ok fine, i wont ask if i can go to a non muslims house
and now my friend from primary skwl, we hadnt spoken for lyk 2 years and now we startd talking again on msn and were best friends now were reallly close and we talk to each other every day, and i hardly see her cause she goes to a diffrent skwl, and shes inviting me to her house for a birthday party, and im making sure my parents know alot about her and her family
her mum is offering to take me there and back
her mum will phone my mum so she can have a chat to her
she will even meet her after skwl, bcoz my little sister and my friends little brother go to the same skwl, so they can have a chat!
and shes a muslim as well
but i have a feeling theyll say no, and i hate it, im doin everything right, like making them talk to each other, and im afraid theyre gonna say no anyway and say stuff like oh ur getting messed up by goin to your mates houses
i dont know what to do, my elder sisters are 19 and they have never been to any of their mates houses so my parents expect me not to go either :(
what shall i do?
First I wanna say I'm located in Pasadena, CA.
I'm really interested in adopting this specific German Shepard at San Gabriel Valley which is around 20ish miles away from me.
I know THEIR adoption process, theres just no guarantee of me being able to adopt a dog due to their strict organization rules. They told me about some license that I need to pay for every year, get shots etc...
I want to say something to the person at the Humane Society that would convince him into thinking I would be a good owner. I AM, it's just that my cousin adopted a CAT from some shelter and they were very strict about him for some reason. They sometimes would just act mean and suspicious by just judging his appearance I guess, and then he was only able to get it when his girlfriend who came with him who's mature, has a job, dresses nice etc... Then they were all nice to her for some reason. I was WITH them at the time...
I just don't like how strict they are. I had a dog for around 8 years when I was 7 years old, however since I didn't know much about dogs and the process of getting his shots, me and my mom found him "sleeping". I don't remember much but my grandma called somebody to come by and said he died of natural causes. My dog "Bullet" RIP, was VERY old but I do remember playing with him and he loved basket balls. He was very active etc. But I do NOT recall my mom "who got the dog" giving him shots every year etc. We DID take him for walks though.
Long story short, I really want another companion. I'm 20 years old, however I'm a recovering addict that has been on Suboxone for a while and I don't hold that much income. I still live with my parents etc. I'm not a bad person, I was just addicted to prescription medication. I never hurt anyone, or any animal.
I just don't know if I should mention that to the person there because they might just decline me on the spot.
The reason I want one is to help with the healing process, to have protection, to go take walks with (I have a lot of free time) and mainly just to keep my mind of depressive thoughts.
Anyways, AFTER the adoption process, that is, IF I get the dog, how much would it cost yearly to get ALL his vaccinations, rabies etc?
That's just something I don't know about. Also, can I take my dog ANYWHERE to get his shots? Any Vet or Humane Society, or do I have to go to that same specific one? I have a vet that's only a mile or so away from my house.
I just want to know BEFORE I attempt to adopt one so that I don't come off as some man that has no knowledge about pets, even though having 2 (A dog when I was young here, and a dog when I moved to houston with my dad when I was around 16-18. I just don't know the rules here in California.
I was also told that I needed some license to carry a dog? What the...
Alright... this might be too long for people to read so I'll make a short list.
1.)Some way to convince the adoption agency that I'm fit to care for a dog without introducing myself in a bad way since I mentioned I'm a "still" recovering addict looking for a companion to help heal and have protection. I'm just saying, do you guys think they would turn me down for my story even though I KNOW I would take great care of the dog, give him a lot of attention and a lot of walks since I have so much free time on my hands.
2.) Knowledge about adopting a dog, where to take him for vaccinations (IS ANYVet/Humane society OK?) also how does this "Dog License" work.
3.) TOTAL cost yearly
I just want to know so I have a clean introduction of myself to the humane society without having NO knowledge or looking like some dumbass.
Thank you guys. No insulting answers please, this is a place for people to ask questions, so I just assume some decent answers. Thank you.
Thank you Chi-Mom. That's pretty good.
The specific German Sheperd that I want they said would cost $135, but thats INCLUDING vaccinations,rabies shots,neuter.
However saying that you payed almost a thousand bucks that was crazy... Man, I didn't know certain dogs can get THAT sick enough to where you have to pay so much. I admire what you did though. I just don't want to buy a "sick" dog with underlying diseases though... I just hope IF I get the dog, that I just have to pay at least $200 and up a year. $1000 a year is a little ridiculous, but then again, I admire that you love him so much and instead of putting him to sleep you took him to an overpriced vet.
I'm not really trying to sound "Too serious" for this adoption. I just want a pet the same reason you guys probably have pets.
I can take care of them. I know a vet close by. I had dogs. I just needed more education. I know that my problems are my own business and shouldn't be mentioned, but you said to just walk in and be "myself" and that being said, I agree. I just don't want to walk in without any knowledge, like I said before.
I just have a feeling, walking in, and just saying "Oooh what a cute dog, can I adopt it?" then of course they would ask me why I even want a dog in the first place. Any person would just be themselves and tell the truth.
EVERYONE probably said "I just want a dog as a companion, a friend, and for protection". Since everyone is saying that, I can't imagine how many people got rejected, or even accepted for just saying that.
That's why I'm just worried of their personal discrimination.
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No Dog Section Regular, I didn't say I just want to pay $200 a year. I said "AT LEAST" for "VACCINATIONS, SHOTS etc".
I know how much dog food costs, toys etc. I'm not an idiot or a complete bum... Please read my things more clearly. I said for vaccinations only, not including food and toys. My friend had his dog for 6 months and he said he paid around the $200 area for vaccinations in california, so that's just what I assumed it would cost!
If the humane society has "PRE VAC, NEUTERED" Sheperds for LESS THAN $200, that also makes me assume it costs the same price yearly..... think about it...
I only asked to clarify. Also his dog is a little Dachshund, and I want a bigger companion. That's why I asked this question, in yahooanswers... just in-case anyone had a "Bigger dog" maybe it costs more.