A follow-up to that satire

First of all let me say it is good to see a couple who have their priorities straight.
Finding a handy way to get rid of cumbersome family members can be verytricky; just ask the woodcutter in Hansel and Gretel. Official so and so types are always getting in the way and gingerbread houses are not that easy to find these days.

Here is a true story: Before I retired to a life of dog play I was a public school teacher for 35 years. Once, when I was teaching in an inner city school in Prince George, a boy returned to school after lunch and he expressed an immediate need to see the school councilor. It seems his needs were truly important and urgent. While he was in school for the morning his parents packed up and moved. Just like that. At the time we were all shocked and horrified. Now, in light of the puppy vs kid problem I see that sometimes an adult has to do what an adult has to do.
However, not everyone is in a position to just pack everything in a morning and move, especially if you are not renting. Here are some options:
1. Boarding School. The British are notorious dog lovers. Maybe that is why
they send their children off to residential school.
2. Some cities have rapid transit systems which require passengers to insert
their tickets into the turnstiles upon exiting the trains. SImply put Jimmy and Susie on the LRT and take their ticket stubs from them as they enter the system. They will ride for ever (like Charlie on the MTA).
3. My parents were always saying that if we did not behave they would sell us to the Gypsies. If you can find buyers for your kids be sure to remember that fully trained ones should fetch a much better price than novice ones.
4. My parents also used to threaten us with Military Academy. Have you
considered this?
5. You may be able to keep both your puppies and your kids. It is hard, but it has been done. The key is a concept called “crating.” Time spent in a crate is like time spent in a den and rather than being cruel or mean, a crate can actually feel safe and secure and comforting. The key is to be sure to get the right size crate for each child.
6. Perhaps the orphanage or dark road options are not so bad. Little Orphan Annie made out okay. These decisions may seem tough, but when the Q ribbons start rolling in it will all seem worthwhile.


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