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NOT sprouts - Dreamweavers

I have heard about this and looked at the website

Random acts of kindness

One thing I was unhappy about under their 'examples' was how a puppy was put on a doorstep for a young girl. I'm sure that particular puppy was wanted and could be looked after by that particular family but suggesting this as an example of a random act of kindness is appallingly irresponsible in my opinion and I emailed them to say so.

Posted at 26th Dec 2008 - 12:54PM   Posted by Faith   NOT sprouts - Dreamweavers Comments: 4

Westerwitch's Avatar Yes I agree - using a living creature like that could have brought a huge amount of stress to all concerned.

A friend of mine was once given a puppy by her work mates as a leaving present - she fell in love with it - her husband was appalled and wanted it taken back . . . so of course every time it did anything there was guilt etc . . . so not a good idea as a random act to give puppies.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 26th Dec 2008 at 02:48PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Faith,

I echo what WW has said too. Good for you Faith in emailing them to say so.


Posted by: Camilla on 27th Dec 2008 at 01:33AM

Cowgirl's Avatar Good for you Faith, it is crazy. Leave a flower instead on the doorstep or chocolate.... the head honcho of the SPCA here was just on tv before urging people NOT to give animals as Christmas presents.....

Posted by: Cowgirl on 27th Dec 2008 at 09:45AM

Faith's Avatar The mysterious anonymous people at Dreamweavers actually emailed me back to say that the dog was not 'left on the doorstep' - that was just a figure of speech. I had already assumed that that particular dog was expected and would be looked after, what I was complaining about and reiterated was that they shouldnt use that as an example as some people, with little thought or intelligence, might actually think they were doing good by giving dogs to people who then wouldnt be able to take care of them. I emailed my opinion again and said I didnt want or expect them to respond. and they havent.

Posted by: Faith on 27th Dec 2008 at 10:20AM

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