Yeah :/ it's so sad.
So true! XD some employs know what they are doing. its just the parents don't listen to the advice.I have to wonder how many of the people pointing fingers at pet store employees for bad info are really the moms walking out with their kids betta and a tiny pink tank lol. Wouldn't that be a twist on recent posts ;-)
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lol in defense of an owner of a long haired doggie, no way would she sit still every day to be brushed. Shaving her is waaaaaaay less stressful.So true! XD some employs know what they are doing. its just the parents don't listen to the advice.
I have that issue with dog grooming. Telling people to brush their long haired dogs every day to every other day to keep them from matting...but do they listen...no. Than I have to shave down a matted doggie. =/
very true, but most of the people like their dogs left long and we are considered the bad buys that have to tell them they are matted and have to be shaved. lollol in defense of an owner of a long haired doggie, no way would she sit still every day to be brushed. Shaving her is waaaaaaay less stressful.
But yeah, i've seen pet store employees (my petsmart actually has really knowlegeable ppl in their fish section) and ppl TOTALLY ignore it. Ppl won't balk at a $150 cat tree for their cat, but a $50 tank for their fish is out of the question.
Hahaha XDOne of my dogs is a chihuahua-papillon mix. First log haired dog out of 14. I've made a habit of brushing her every other day or so - brushing often makes it easier. Pretty sure she will be my last long haired dog too
BUAHAHAHAHA!!!! yeah. XDI've never owned a long haired dog before .. But I have a five yr old girl with fine curly hair ! That counts the same , no? Would be a shame to have to shave her ;-)
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We really thought about getting our son a goldfish because they ARE easy to replace if they die. Same with a hamster. They all look the same. Except I had goldfish as a child, and man were they BORING! Also, my son would likely pick out the ONE goldfish that was different and if it died, i'd spend forever looking for one just like it. We got a betta thinking it would be easy. It turns out to be just as much work as our dog, and our cat, and just as expensive. However, he'd be just as upset now if his fishie died as he would be if kitty or doggie died, and so we spend time and money keeping all 5 fishies (seriously these things are like crack! it's hard to get just one!) healthy and happy.I feel ya. That's my every day struggle working in a pet store.
I also get parents and grandparents coming in every day, wanting to buy a goldfish for their kid to put in a small bowl because "They are easy to replace if they die"... I always go into intense detail about betta care with these people and I often end up talking them out of buying one. They want a pet for their kid or grandkid and don't expect to have to take care of it... I once told a customer, who insisted that she wanted a fish in a small bowl, that Walmart sells these great little robotic fish that LOVE to be in a small bowls XD She didn't look too impressed.