I came upon this post randomly. The story was about children and their wee ways of talking and picking up words from adults.
The lady asked one small girl "have you still got your Jack Russel"? No, said the small person, he was a pain in the a...! No I do not think this is funny; it is rather ugly coming out of the mouth of a small child.
I feel sorry for every dog who has the misfortune to end up with a family who is a pain in the a...!
I do not like people who do not teach their children to have compassion towards animals.
Why do people have a dog in the first place? To satisfy the whims of their spoiled, stupid children? Once the craze of the puppy stage is gone and the dog is not behaving because the pain in the a..family has no clue how to train a dog, the poor dog is dismissed, sold or whatever. If he is lucky he will end up with a loving family who understands him and give him some training to fit into family life. Dogs are part of the family they are not just pets! A dog in a family is a friend for life!