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(KHOU Houston)   Woman bemoans the loss of her special needs snake. "This has been really difficult for me"   (khou.com) divider line 8
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2014-06-25 09:21:15 AM  
3 votes:

Barrineau kept the snakes, some of which were more than 15 feet long, mainly in small containers in a back bedroom, authorities said. Some of them showed signs of malnourishment, testimony indicated, and one of them had a broken back.


Yeah, she loved them SO MUCH.

I think she's got the herp-derp.
2014-06-25 09:34:39 AM  
2 votes:

cryinoutloud: baconbeard: Because if everyone is special, then no one is.

Uh huh. And I bet you're an island of self-reliance, needing no one. You only post on Fark to pass your wisdom on to the rest of us, out of pity.

People love their pets. They get attached to them, and they depend on them to fulfill some of their emotional needs. Maybe a big snake is an odd thing to get attached to, but it's better than having an emotional relationship with a life-like baby doll, or the bears you feed in the back yard, or a giant spider that you harvest bugs for and put them into its web. Because if it was a giant spider--fark, man, lock her up.


You miss the point. The snakes had outgrown her, physical and/or financial, ability to look after them. Cages too small. Snakes under nourished.
2014-06-25 01:12:57 PM  
1 votes:
I'm still working on the concept of a special needs snake. I mean was it autistic? Was it missing a leg or something?
2014-06-25 10:57:05 AM  
1 votes:

freetomato: Sure sounds nasty.


And you went with Ray Wylie.

First beer's on me, if you're ever in South Texas.
2014-06-25 10:03:32 AM  
1 votes:

jamspoon: You miss the point. The snakes had outgrown her, physical and/or financial, ability to look after them. Cages too small. Snakes under nourished.


No, not really. She loved her pets, and is kind of a mess (I bet she's all alone in the world, has no kids or boyfriend or anything). Her attachment to her pets made her unable to see that she wasn't taking good care of them. Pet hoarder people do this all the time, of course. This is not even as bad of a case as most.

I've always owned a lot of pets. I have a kid but I'm pretty alone in the world, and I am aware of it, especially when things get bad, which is often. I don't have any money, but I still have my pets. They don't go to the vet, they don't get their teeth cleaned, they don't get to go to doggie daycare (the stupidest farking thing every invented, IMO). But I take good care of my animals and they are all spoiled rotten. If things got really bad, the last thing I'd want to surrender is my pets--besides my kid, but he can go out on his own if he has to. In fact, the worse things got, the more I'd want to keep my pets around, even if I wasn't able to take good care of them. At least this lady is able to see that her babies need to go. A lot of hoarders can't see that. (And I don't even think she qualifies as a hoarder--things just got out of hand for her.)

That's why you frequently see homeless people with dogs, or even cats. They're the most important thing in their lives, despite all the hassle of owning a pet when you're on the streets. So if you're asking, "Why does that homeless person have a dog, when he can't even feed himself?" just remember that that dog might be the only thing standing between that guy and a shooting spree at Wal-Mart.
2014-06-25 10:01:56 AM  
1 votes:
I am glad I get to be the one to do this reference:

Al Wilson "The Snake"


On her way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you"
"Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some honey and some milk
Now she hurried home from work that night as soon as she arrived
She found that pretty snake she'd taking in had been revived
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

Now she clutched him to her bosom, "You're so beautiful," she cried
"But if I hadn't brought you in by now you might have died"
Now she stroked his pretty skin and then she kissed and held him tight
But instead of saying thanks, that snake gave her a vicious bite
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

"I saved you," cried that woman
"And you've bit me even, why?
You know your bite is poisonous and now I'm going to die"
"Oh shut up, silly woman," said the reptile with a grin
"You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in
"Take me in, oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake
2014-06-25 09:34:53 AM  
1 votes:
My special needs snake likes to be handled maybe your is broken.
2014-06-25 09:22:51 AM  
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: They're badgering the poor woman.  This is destined to mushroom into a case for freedom.


You sneaky bastard.
 
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