80 licensed pet owners who are beyond delusional

Let’s get a few things straight from the start. Pets are not meant to be your status symbols. They’re not meant to be something you brag about just because of their cost. It’s not something you should haggle over online. And they’re not meant to be excuses for landlords to bully others because they don’t meet their every request.

Our furry, furry, and feathered friends live, breathe, think, and feel beings who deserve our love, care, and respect. Some owners focus on the wrong things.

Unfortunately, the simple fact is that the world is not a perfect place and there are many licensed pet owners who see the animals in their care from very bizarre angles. Some might complain that the price of a pet is too high or too low. Others are picky to the point of madness. And still others demand that the whole world bend to them and all their pets’ wishes. And then they all get mad when they don’t.

We’ve rounded up some of the most egregious examples of delusional, licensed pet owners from the r/ChoosingBeggars subreddit, to show you how not to behave. Scroll down, but don’t forget to hold on to your hats, it’s going to be a wild ride. You may want to cuddle your dog or cat once you reach the bottom of the list. Oh, and before you forget, here’s a little reminder: don’t buy, adopt!

bored panda We wanted to understand how important it is to own a pet, as well as the signs of a good pet owner, so we reached out to Ingrid Johnson, Certified Feline Behavior Consultant and Founder of Fundamentally Feline. She told us that a good pet parent is someone who educates themselves on what is involved in caring for a pet before adoption. Read on for our full interview with Ingrid.

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