It’s nobody’s business how I got my dog

DEAR ABBY: Why do people feel compelled to ask if my dog was adopted or rescued? I have wanted a dog for at least five years. Because I was in nursing school, I waited until I graduated, and then my partner and I researched extensively.

Jeanne Phillips 

While I love the idea of adopting, sheltering or rescuing, we wanted a purebred German shepherd puppy.

My son and I both have mental health issues, and our dog has been a huge help and an antidepressant all in one.

It is unfair that people ask these questions, or have the audacity to make faces and comments when I say no. I have neither the desire nor the capacity to mend or train a potentially broken dog. How I got her is no one’s business but ours and our vet’s.

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