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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Humor me?

It was going to happen...

At some point in time, someone on Craigslist was bound to post in the pet give away section-- a rock. I don't know why it was in the pet area, but it was there. I have so many opinions on people putting their pets on Craigslist to give away. But, this isn't a post about that.  No. This post is about me "rehoming" my pet rock.
A recent Craigslist ad:


MY advertisement.
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Pet Rock  
Date: 2011-10-10, 5:07 p.m.

I have a pet rock whose name is….Rock…ee, that’s it… Rockee, that I can no longer take care of. Gender unknown (sorry but I don't know where to look).  Rockee has been a loyal door stop in my office, however, due to circumstances beyond my control, I can no longer keep it. I need to get rid of Rockee, because I’ve noticed he/she has no patience with kids. At first he/she would lay there like a good rock. But lately, Rockee is doing a wild rock stare when students pass by and well…I’m  afraid Rockee cannot be trusted.

This beloved pet rock (I inherited with my new job nine months ago--true story) comes with a bag of rock candy, a watering dish and a red bow.  I hate to give up Rockee, because it’s the best pet rock I've ever had-- especially at propping open doors.

I’m asking a rehoming fee of $5 to ensure my pet rock goes to a good home. A home visit is required. Serious inquiries only. Now look at this face and tell me Rockee isn't the cutest rock you've ever seen. Warning: Rockee will need training to help he/she stay off the furniture. (See below.)

Location: Rocky Ridge
·         it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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      P.S. I changed my mind, Rockee had to go back to the school world.
          
          Sincerely, Journaling Woman

T   




14 comments:

  1. I got all excited and thought you were getting a puppy!

    At a former place of work, I had a rock such as this, too. Loyal, hard working, well-trained.

    People would inquire about my door rock and I would answer, Made by the same company that made my hammer...God!

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  2. I would have taken your pet rock. Poor guy or girl, it's totally misunderstood.

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  3. I have a backyard with a few rocks that would be very kind to him. Your rock would be very happy, here. Maybe I'll start up a foundation for adopting rocks and giving them a good home.

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  4. LOL I love the bow! How sweet that you inherited such a pet:) Hope you LOVE your job!

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  5. i love your great sense of humour!
    what a delightful post!
    the last photo cracks me up, and i have to say that i thought you were getting a pup! silly me!

    betty xx

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  6. *giggles* We have wild rocks in my area, and sometimes I even get close enough to pet one, but my husband says they have no business in a house, so we haven't tried to train one.

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  7. If you'd posted that, the offers would've stunned you!

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  8. I'm so glad you decided to keep your pet rock. Just think how his...her..er, Rockee's feelings would have been hurt if you gave him...her...oh, whatever! away!

    Judy, South Africa

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  9. Dang! and I've been searching for a unisex rock that hates students. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  10. Hi Teresa .. they had paint your own rocks here for a pet - charging I know not what .. but people were buying them: 'street vendors' ..

    Glad you kept Rockee .. he be special .. and after all you'll see him or her in the snow with his/her red ribbon peering through the mounds of white stuff ..

    Look after him safely .. cheers Hilary

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  11. Poor abandoned rock. I can guarantee him/her lots of friends to hang out with.

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  12. I don't suppose you've considered a sabbatical?

    Just laughing -- sorry.

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  13. I guess it's time to revive the old fad. Maybe some of us can make a fortune selling pet rocks. Actually did the old fad really get off the ground? I still see plenty of rocks on the ground.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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