So, last week, as I was rushing about doing errands, I chanced to notice a "50% OFF!" sign in the pet store window.
I'm sure it must have said, "50% OFF..." and then said "all hamster accessories" or something, but I only saw the "50% OFF" bit as I drove by.
This got me wondering what happens to prospective pets that don't get sold.
Do puppies and kitties have an expiration date?
Is there a "sell by" or "best before" date stamped on their little rhinestone collars?
When puppies and kitties are no longer cute and fluffy... when they become big ol' dogs and cats... when they hit voice changing puppy and kitty puberty and their sweet little puppy yips and kitty meows become full throated barks and yowls... when they outgrow their little cages... what happens to them?
People want to adopt a baby dog. A baby cat.
I mean, goldfish and hamsters- birds even, they're alright.
Fish tend to grow as big as their environment will allow... so if they're kept in a pet store fish tank, they'll always look like baby fish.
And hamsters... all those rodents really, are small animals, so even if they are full grown they still look little and cute and fluffy. (if you're into that sort of thing...)
But the puppies... and the kitties... what happens to them if they don't get sold?
50% Off All Past Date Puppies And Kitties.
No Interest And No Payments Until 2008!
We Have To Make Room For Our New Stock!
Everything Must Go!
Sale Ends Saturday!