老妈的朋友最近花2,800块买了一只狗。

真正爱动物的人,为什么需要花钱买狗呢?

口口声声说爱狗,怎么不去领养一只被遗弃的狗,给它一个避风港?

因为宠物店的狗比较可爱,干净,讨喜,对吗?

因为这样, 能满足你。

追根究底,花钱买宠物的人,其实爱的是自己,狗儿只是满足自己虚荣心的工具。

闲时玩玩狗,拍几张照放上网。 吃饱饭,带去公园炫耀一番。

狗儿可能过得很幸福,可是那未必能长久。

当新鲜感慢慢退去,当你发现照顾狗儿是一件相当繁琐的事(尤其生病的时候),当你为了某种理由必须搬家,当你有了小孩对狗毛过敏,当你找不到人帮你继续照顾它……

它的下场,可想而知。

还有,我劝考虑买狗的人面对这些现实故事——

http://dogpeople.org/PuppyMill.htm
http://sgpuppies.com/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1153292/1/.html

如果你知道,很多宠物店里的小狗是在龌龊不堪的“狗儿工厂”,以不人道的方法“生产”的,你还会买吗?

记得,你的选择,是在告诉无良的饲养者,市场仍有庞大需求。

你说爱狗,其实是害了他们。

真正爱狗的话,请你去领养一只被曾经也很“爱狗”的主人抛弃的狗吧!

原本兴致勃勃,满腔热血的想跟一个人说我对某件事的感想

还没说完,就已经感觉意兴阑珊。

想法没得到舒展,就已经被压得扁扁的

好像把面糊放进烘炉里,刚要膨胀,却有人忽然打开烘炉

把未烘好的面包拿出来,遇到冷空气……

泄气。

 

要遇到一个可以无所不谈的人,还真不容易。

 

Most days I am happy to be fat (at the midriff), but these days I am not. Not when I need to be in a white dress for a friend’s wedding. I cannot find a dress that doesn’t look like a curtain and/or maternity wear, yet able to conceal my fat tummy.

Pup’s been patiently scouring the racks with me for the past month or so. Shopping’s no fun when you’re looking for something but just can’t find it.

I just spent $2,388 on a Fujitsu notebook after my four-year-old one died. It couldn’t be switched on, and the care centre lady told me it would cost quite a lot to change the motherboard, which was believed to be what went wrong. When I got home, I put my old notebook next to the spanking new one, and hit the power button of the old one. Just for fun. And it came alive. And I am now blogging on it.

I am trying to think positive now. Some of the benefits of this mishap:

  • I can leave the old one at my office forever and save lugging it to and fro
  • I have a spanking new one to play with
  • I can sell the old one for a few hundred bucks, now that it can be turned on (Fujitsu’s trade-in offer was $300, for any laptop which can last 1 hour on its battery, without major cracks and scratches – I wonder where they bring those machines to)
Yes, I shall keep calm and positive about it. Goodnight, world.