I’ll Have A Chinchilla



Let me tell you a few things about chinchillas. (1) They are rodents, and (2) they are commonly used by the fur industry for clothing and other accessories. So either you like to carry around a rodent at all times or you are not grasping the “accessory” part. Either way you slice it, something seems off…on a side note, did anyone notice the sweet Super Troopers reference in the title?

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  1. Scott R

    “And I will pet it and squeeze it and call it George!”

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    January 26th, 2012

  2. Suzanne Bahmer

    Looks like my chilly!

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    January 26th, 2012

  3. Slop Jar Magoo

    This is the redneck version of Paris Hilton’s Dog……..

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    January 26th, 2012

  4. shelly

    If mine would hold still i would do that!

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    January 26th, 2012

  5. Buying the coat in affordable installments.

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    January 26th, 2012

  6. ReDu

    So…is this a service chinchilla?

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    January 26th, 2012

  7. ladybugtoos

    *tossing syrup bottle* Definitely caught the Super Trooper reference. Well played!

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    January 26th, 2012

  8. ReDu

    I can see when the time will come when the service cat will attack the service chinchilla and kill it. Or that service lap dog will get attacked by that service pitbull. Maybe that service snake will get eaten by the service ferret.

    In some stores, because of all these animals being brought in, who are untrained, non service animal. They tend to mark their territory. I tried to use a dressing room at MACY’S where a dog had been allowed to piss in it.

    These small dog owners are especially doing their ANIMALS a disservice. It’s not healthy for them to constantly be with you. They won’t adjust to being on their own.
    Those with legitimate need for service animals are not served by losers who just want to push the line of tolerance for their animals on others.

    This has really got to stop. There is no law that says the unsuspecting public has to put up with your furry, scaly, feathery liabilities!

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    January 26th, 2012

  9. gcoldtruck

    Everybody like goes shopping with their best friends….

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    January 26th, 2012

  10. energizer

    No Jimmy, don’t eat those! They’re not Cocoa Puffs!

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    January 26th, 2012

  11. ReDu

    Oh…and I LOVE dogs, btw. I don’t think it’s too much to ask to be considerate and respectful of public places where only the exception of service animals are allowed.
    Dogs aren’t allowed to live in my apartment building, and there are limits on how many cats can occupy each unit.

    It’s that simple. There MUST be reasonable restrictions, otherwise this is what you get.
    A two year old might have a tantrum over not being able to bring Snuffy into the store with him.
    So why should a grown assed woman?

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    January 26th, 2012

  12. John

    They any good? I heard they tasted like a cross between Opossum and Racoon meat.

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    January 26th, 2012

  13. L.A. Martin

    Not one of your better photos/captions. Pickins must be slim.

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    January 26th, 2012

  14. Melissa

    I want a service kangaroo that punches everyone that get’s in my way.

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    January 26th, 2012

  15. mike reiley

    Is she nursing that nasty rat

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    January 26th, 2012

  16. thingamajig

    I would like mine in my easter basket please.

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    January 26th, 2012

  17. Fur is DEAD!

    Hey, jerk-off! Yes, chinchillas “are commonly used by the fur industry for clothing and other accessories,” but you know what? People who WEAR the poor creatures’ fur – or just make sick jokes about the fur industry – SUCK because they are just validating the torture and horrible deaths that animals who are used in the fur industry must suffer! So you and the other nasty people on here need to SHUT IT!!!

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    January 26th, 2012

  18. goose

    I think she might be a couple of rodents short of a full rat pack.

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    January 26th, 2012

  19. Bobba-lou

    Legally there are only two kinds of animals that are considered service animals. Dogs that are trained to be at least “Canine good Citizens” and Monkeys who can assist para and quadriplegics. Anyone who tries to tell you their boa constrictor is a service animal is full of shit!
    A service animal must be able to provide a service for you and/ or be “housebroken” or be “contained” IE diapered, so as not to cause A MESS. any “Assistance Animal” which cannot be reasonably controlled can be made to leave the premises of an establishment as it can be assumed they have either not been properly trained or are not an assistance animal. I know, I have one. (dog)

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    January 26th, 2012

  20. smitty

    my wife has a rabbit she takes almost everywhere, just not stores. however, she has taken him in the entrance of walmart where redbox is when its to hot or cold to leave him in the car (so she says). if she could take him in stores, she would. but last i checked there is a sign at the front of walmart and most every other store that says no pets allowed except working dogs. trust me, my wife has pondered if she could get a workin license for the bun.

    what happened to walmart greeters to stop people from bring in pets and alot of these barely dressed people we see on here! how about instead of “hello, welcome to walmar”t let’s try “you can’t bring that in here” or “for god’s sake, put some clothes on!”

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    January 26th, 2012

  21. Brian

    Nice Super Troopers reference!

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    January 26th, 2012

  22. Kat

    @Bobba-Lou, you forgot a third legal service animal. The miniature horse is used as a seeing-eye animal with GREAT success. Generally they are not used indoors due to the risk of injury to the horse, but they are a wonderful alternative to guide dogs. What if the blind person is allergic to dogs or monkeys? What if it’s a young person who must face having to outlive multiple animals? Miniature horses are a good alternative for those who are allergic to dogs or monkeys, and they live far longer than any dog breed known to man. The horses can be far less excitable and more docile than dogs (AND monkeys, especially monkeys), and work well if the person happens to be very afraid of dogs. http://www.guidehorse.org/

    Having said that…why the HE** did this store allow this RODENT inside? That’s just disgusting…

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  23. girl watcher

    I’ve had 6 Chinchillas 15 to 20 years ago. They are a loveable pet. Once they get to know you they will tease and play with you. I loved them. Having said that, they are extremely shy and literally die of fright. They were discovered in South America. They naturally live in underground burrows and are EXTREMELY hard to breed in captivity. I gave up trying because that natural fear they have tells you something. They shouldn’t be domesticated. No matter how well your ‘pet” likes you, it’s very likely they will not breed. Please leave them where they belong……..in underground burrows in South America. They are sweet beautiful animals but deserve to live free like the rest of us.

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  24. crazy bitch with a rat

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  25. Jen

    What the picture doesn’t show is her squirrel, raccoon, and pet bird following behind.

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  26. Zooworker

    Chincillas are not nasty rats. They are in the rodent family, but are actually quite social animals. I do not condone taking them into Walmart. However, let us not refer to them as some disdainful gross animal. They are not bubonic plague carriers from the Medieval times, nor do they live in sewers. They require great care. So be a responsible pet owner if you purchase one. Otherwise, leave them at home. Walmart has enough special creature features running around to keep it interesting!

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  27. Patti

    Nothing wrong with having a pet chinchilla.

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    January 27th, 2012

  28. popan@tor

    One time I left my two hamsters at the Center for the weekend and my teacher said one ate the other one.

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    January 27th, 2012

  29. dc

    She has a chinchilla, but did you notice she doesn’t have a chin?

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  30. Bobba-lou

    @ KAT
    You yourself have stated why horses don’t make good service animals as they cannot be brought INSIDE to my knowledge a horse cannot be “housebroken” therefore a place of business may deny them access. Don’t get me wrong, I love horses, but I have heard that for some reason they are being poorly received by some in the assistance field.

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  31. George Johnson

    They also piddle all over everything. Not the sort of rodent you want in your local Walmart….

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  32. Poet

    Chinchillas are not Rodents .. they are Marsupials or pouched animals … Still I dont even bring My Sugar gliders in Walmart.

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  33. Bumblebee

    If you’re an employee, don’t EVER ask someone for proof of their service animal, whether it’s a dog, snake, chinchilla whatever, because your ass will get sued with the quickness. Unless they actually don’t have proof, they’ll just run away or say “you’re not legally allowed to ask that,” but you still can’t do anything about it.

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    January 28th, 2012

  34. My ex wife’s idiot son had one. The guide book tells you first off that they can’t be taught anything. Their first reaction is to poop, hence the towel she’s holding. I agree as to the greeter standing up to people who think that their beloved pet wants to accompany them into the store.

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    January 29th, 2012

  35. Lauren

    Sure is nice to see someone holding a chinchilla, instead of wearing one :)

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  36. Gizzie

    First of all… Chinchillas are excellent pets. They are very smart. And they are rodents, not pouched animals ‘poet” look it up. I’ve owned one for many years and let me tell you something John Richter…you can teach them. It’s called patience and determination. I’ve taught mine to give kisses, to come to his name, and he knows the word “no”.
    Also, those who know anything about chinchillas, will know that they are very temperature sensitive. So it could have been perhaps too hot or cold inside the car, maybe she had just taken him to the vets perhaps, that’s why she has him. Don’t assume, and dont be jerks.. I think this chin is adorable.

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    February 1st, 2012

  37. Diana

    Chinchillas are cute, they are not worth any lesser than stupid looking lapdogs.

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    February 5th, 2012

  38. I had my rabbit neutered, yes he had a carrier because he is terrified of dogs, I did go to walmart but it was while he was at the vets and after I took him home. It isn’t safe for the small animals in public, loose dogs and ignorant people.

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    February 7th, 2012

  39. Kat

    @BOBBA-LOU no generally a service horse should not be brought inside because of the danger to him/her (slippery floors, etc.). However, they CAN come inside, because there are diaper-like fittings that can be used (they have them for dogs and cats in heat as well). I would think, if someone who is allergic to a dog or cat and has no other options other than to get a mini-horse, they would find a way to make it safer for the horse to go inside with them (maybe non-skid coverings for the hoofs?). I haven’t actually researched the feasibility of bringing them inside, but I believe that the attraction of having them outside means they don’t have to clean a litter box or walk them around the block to do their business; and being outside they wouldn’t get into things inside the home.

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    February 7th, 2012

  40. Kat

    Okay I said cat and meant monkey. It’s been a long week. LOL

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  41. Thats Right

    ……Do you know what a pet carrier is?……………..

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    February 16th, 2012

  42. Anthony

    Nice Super Troopers reference. “They think I’m Mexican”. “You mean you’re not Mexican?”.

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    February 19th, 2012

  43. Gizzie

    “FUR IS DEAD” – Good for you hun, I couldn’t have said it better myself !!!
    I totally agree with you. Fur is digusting, and the people that wear it and support it are even more disgusting.

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