We would like to show you what a good quality rabies tag looks like. However, we can't.
You see, Jan gets us 3 year rabies shots and you would think the tags would last 3 years. But whoever came up with the idea of a bell shaped tag should have to wear one in punishment. You know what a bell shape is. It has the wide lip at the bottom. All 3 bent above the lip. Merci's 3-year tag lasted 18 months before it broke, disappeared and had to be replaced.
First thing this morning, Jan found Buddy's tag on one of the dog beds. It's the one on the left, illegible and barely hanging together. He is due for another rabies shot in one month. If you notice Sam's tag on the right is still attached to his collar, but broken in half. Sam is not due for another shot until July of this year. What information is left on either tag is illegible.
The broken tag shredded Buddy's collar. Until today Jan couldn't replace the collar because it's too hard for her to get that S-hook thing attached. Now he has a new collar but no tag.
Jan says we dogs should learn to play gently, but we like to wrestle and play rough. Don't you think we should be able to play without worrying about our tags getting scratched or broken? Jan says we should have to pay to replace our own, but we say if the state makes us wear them, they should at least be able to withstand the wear and tear of everyday canine life.
After all, we're dogs. Just doing what dogs do.
Don't blame us. Just ban bell tags!
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