Who else is worried about Kim Kardashian’s new puppy, No-Name West?

Sister puppies for North & P! Penelope named hers honey. What should we name ours?

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I don’t have strong feelings about most of the Kardashian clan members owning pets. By all accounts, Kylie and Kendall Jenner are responsible “moms” to their assorted fur babies. I believe Kourtney’s kids have animals too, and I’ll buy that Kourtney is probably a responsible pet owner. But Kim? Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have animals. Her kitten Mercy died after only being in the Kardashian orb for a few months, and after Kim gave the cat away (Mercy was a gift from Kanye). Some people aren’t meant to have animals. Kim is one of those people.

So, bad news. Kim got a puppy for North for North’s birthday. She’s said before that North really, really wanted a dog, and I think Kim and Kanye were looking for excuses for not following through. But North got her dog. North and Penelope actually got sister puppies and Penelope named hers “Honey.” North’s dog remains nameless.

The puppy is adorable, but I worry that none of this will end well. Incidentally, I’m still without a pet. Is it weird that I still don’t feel ready for another animal? I still think about my late dog all the time. I miss him so much.

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50 Responses to “Who else is worried about Kim Kardashian’s new puppy, No-Name West?”

  1. Ankhel says:

    Good Lord. Is it possible for dogs to be more inbred and sickly looking? At least it doesn’t have gigantic plastic implants?

  2. burnsie says:

    I’m already sad for these puppers 😬

    • India Andrews says:

      They are a rich woman’s accessory dogs. It is a sad day for them.

      • jwoolman says:

        Penelope’s will do ok. Her mom will look out for the pup even though P is really too young to be even around the puppy without adult supervision.

        But Nori’s pup – oh, dear! I hope the nannies love dogs and supervise pup and kid carefully.

        The whole idea is a tad stupid. Would have been better to let the kids help walk shelter dogs or something if they wanted doggie time, it’s really too much at that age unless there’s already a dog that’s part of the family, although at least they have hired help. Kim will probably declare that she’s allergic to the pup and give it away, though… Poor Mercy always had a “Help me!” look to her. I hope someone persuades Kim to leave the pup at home when she and Nori go for pap strolls or anywhere. She tried to treat poor Mercy like an accessory cat and that doesn’t usually end well.

    • Sadezilla says:

      Yeah… I feel bad for designer dogs and cats (and now they’re doing bunnies!). Over-selectively breeding is not good for the animals. Persian cats, bulldogs, spaniels, and other animals commonly have serious health risks because selfish humans thought it was cute/profitable to overbreed them. Animals need to be protected from gross humans who think their lives don’t matter. >:O

      • jwoolman says:

        That worries me a bit about aggressive spay/neuter programs for cats. On the one hand, I’ve had a cat develop breast cancer (she arrived a couple of years after giving birth to kittens, so she was high risk – spaying before the first heat makes them very low risk) and would rather not deal with that again myself. So at the first sign of an adult fang, off to the clinic we go even though I also worry about inflicting major surgery on the little sprout.

        But on the other hand, I hate to think of the only cats in the world being ones that humans have bred. Humans have done such odd things to dogs, who should look like wolves (they’re considered the same species now) and Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she designed the wolf. Ditto for cats. Humans breed for characteristics that are not conducive to good health and the breeding programs tend to weaken the line in general.

        Hopefully cats will prevail. They do seem to revert to original type pretty fast once they escape human breeders and just do it with whomever they want.

    • LoveShoes says:

      It is a bad day for these puppies! They can barely handle the kids, yet alone new puppies, which require daily effort on training and exercise. This will not end well.

  3. SolitaryAngel says:

    I’m still pissed about that poor beautiful kitty. I just can’t with these puppies. Crossing my fingers that the childrens’ nannies take good care of them. Hope the puppies aren’t allergic to silicone…

  4. jugil1 says:

    Kaiser, It’s not odd to not want to get a new pet yet. I lost my dog & cat a few years back and haven’t “replaced” either one. I will get one when the time feels right.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I agree that it’s not odd at all. I’m in the same boat, I said goodbye to my cat in January 2016 and still don’t feel like adopting another. Sometimes I miss the companionship, but at the same time it doesn’t seem like I’m mentally or emotionally ready to get another pet.

      • Barb says:

        When my dog died of dementia I was seeking another within 3 days. I knew there were many dogs at the SPCA just waiting for a home. Think of honoring your pet by saving another.

      • jwoolman says:

        I discovered after just two catless weeks when my old feline companion died (we had been through high school, college, grad school, and my first decent-paying job together) that I could continue mourning for her while getting to know the two new hires. I missed my old friend snoring next to me so much while I worked that I was even listening to ball games on the radio. I hate listening to ball games! I needed a cat.

        So I asked the vet to be in the lookout, and the very next day I was offered the opportunity to rescue two kitten sisters destined for the pound if nobody took them. Their brothers were adopted easily. Apparently female kittens are harder to place because people don’t want to pay for spaying but also don’t want baskets of kittens. One of them was black, and they are also less adoptable. Weird but true. Maybe that’s just in the US since they are considered unlucky here. The only problem black cats have been for me is in trying to describe them if they go missing without their ID…. Can’t always count on a broken fang or wonky eye to help distinguish them. Junior Cat at the moment has only the little green tattoo around her nipple (the vet’s sign she was spayed) to distinguish her from every other pudgy black cat in the city. We have a catproof fence, but she is also working on her fence engineering degree and possibly on a hang glider.

        So I would say if you’re really missing having a cat around, it’s okay to still be getting used to the loss of your older friend while providing a home to a new one. You will still bond properly with the younger one while slowly getting to the point where you can thoroughly enjoy your old memories without feeling the pain of the loss. We apparently can multitask in such things.

        Also if you think a kitten is too much, an older cat may do just fine. Senior Cat arrived at the age of eight years (don’t know when exactly he was born) back in late 2006. When I found out how old he was, I told him “You better live a very long life!” and he took me seriously. Still with us, very skinny now and a little wobbly but otherwise happy. I’m glad for every extra day, obviously.

    • HadleyB says:

      I was so sad for years after my 2 pets died.. then one day I decided to get another pet and wondered why I waited so long. I realized I missed having a pet so very much and was scared to go through the loss again but it made me really happy to have another one to care for and love but go at your own pace.

      When the time is right for you.

    • Squiggles says:

      Time will tell you when you are ready. I lost my first cat in 2010. It took 2 years for me to get another cat. It was a “little lemon of a kitty” and after his bladder stones came back, he was put to sleep 2015. Then I waited about 7 months and started fostering cats. That way, I get my kitty time and because I only have them a short time, I don’t get too attached and am always so happy to see them get better and be adopted.

    • Raina says:

      It took me over five years to feel ready for another pet after my dog died. My children were also very young at the time, so I’m sure that contributed. You’ll know when the time is right.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Agree. Three years passed before I would consider another cat, and just thinking about my dogs eventually dying saddens me terribly. It’s normal to grieve.

  5. Maria F. says:

    This is so irresponsible on so many levels.

    You get a dog as a family, but you do not buy a dog for your little daughter, who will not see it as anything than a toy instead of a living thing you have to take responsibility for.

    Matching dogs for toddlers, GET THE EFF OUT OF HERE. Nothing about this entire thing rings true, but more like a cutesy snapchat story. You do not do that to animals

    • Megan says:

      I feel bad for that puppy. They definitely see pets as toys for kids, not members of the family. Hopefully they will hire a dog nanny who will take good care of that little puff ball.

    • Nanny to the Rescue says:

      I am strongly against people buying pets for their kids. Especially those who do it so “kids could learn responsibilities”. It’s an animal, not a toy, and kids learning on them is torture. Not walking them often enough, too little food, too much food … Sure your kid learns his lessons when the dog sh!ts in the house and the kid has to clean it up, but what about the poor dog who was forced to hold it as long as he was capable to and then he couldn’t anymore? FFS!

  6. Skins says:

    Even living with a Kardashian is better than living in a cage

  7. Megan says:

    We took almost a year before we adopted another cat. And we only agreed to adopt her because she was removed from a terrible situation and we have experience rehabbing abused cats. It’s only been three months, but she is a happy little critter who brings us much needed joy in today’s world.

  8. NeoCleo says:

    I lost my beloved dog two years ago and I’m still grieving. I’ll miss her for the rest of my life.

    • Ksenia says:

      I’m sorry, I know how harrowing such grief is. I’m still grieving, too, for my beloved dog who died almost a year ago; she was 16. Her death plunged me into a severe and relentless depression, and my husband persuaded me that saving another dog’s life, from a shelter, could be helpful to everyone involved. Well, I don’t regret the adoption (we adopted two, who were/are *very* emotionally attached and could not be parted) and I love both of our dogs. But, I am still in mourning for my first dog, so much so that I haven’t really bonded w the others. They’re both *so* sweet, and yet often when I interact w them, I’ll be desperately holding back tears. Now I’ve slightly emotionally withdrawn from them both, which makes me feel so awful for them, and ashamed. (Though my husband loves them hugely and demonstratively, and they are happy, I feel that they sense my distance from them as rejection. ) I wish we didn’t adopt so soon, b/c it was like attempting to shorten or skip the natural grieving/healing process. Of course, everyone is different; of course everyone heals (to some degree) and grieves at different times and in different ways. But it was wrong for me to adopt so soon….I don’t know if I’ll emotionally *ever* be ready for my new dogs. My first dog was my best friend, my baby, my closest confidant, and an irreplaceable part of my own very first family. I always knew I was lucky to have her, and though I never took her for granted, I did sort of entice myself to believe I’d never lose her.

      • Antonym says:

        Ksenia- my baby is 14 1/2. I’m always telling him that we have 30 more years together (I can’t even consider anything else). Your post describes so perfectly how I feel about my baby. I’m so lucky to have him and can’t imagine another dog being as special. My heart hurts for you and I sincerely hope your grief lessens.

  9. Lightpurple says:

    Kaiser, sometimes you have to take the time to mourn and heal. When the time is right, it will happen. One of my cats was with me through some of the best (college, law school graduation, starting my adult life) and definitely the worst times of my life (bad breakups, cancer) I had to be pet free for three years after she died. And then, somebody at work posted that her son had to find new homes for his pets, could anyone help? And there was my new girl, needing a home.

    And I fear for this puppy. You don’t bring a dog into a troubled marriage

  10. Amanda says:

    I feel like the puppy will find it’s way to the same farm that the Gosselin kids dogs went to.

  11. Swak says:

    let’s be real – none of them take care of their animals. The help does.

  12. Anna says:

    There are stories on the internet representing 29 (TWENTY-NINE!!) Kardashian/Jenner pets with there photos. Obviously Kris (the evil one) hates animals. Of those 29, there is POSSIBLY evidence of Kylie maintaining her 4-5 dogs. (I’m not convinced she still has them) Khloe has the old dog Gabbana, AND THAT’S IT! Kourtney is one of the worst offenders!! She ditched the very expensive cat we have seen in commercials/clips of their show after about a year. You don’t give pets away!!! They are rich with TONS OF SPACE and plenty of family members to commit to the life of these pets. As the oldest freak in this freakshow, she should have been there to stop all of this temporary pet adoption and dumping of pets. SHAME ON HER AND ALL OF THEM. I borderline HATE these pigs.

  13. Ruyana says:

    I would rather see the puppy go to Michael Phelps and see Kim swim race the great white shark.

  14. JustJen says:

    Knowing them, they only get purebred animals, which are more susceptible to various ailments. If they wanted to improve their reputation, they’d rescue one of the many homeless animals.

  15. me says:

    I don’t buy that North didn’t immediately pick out a name for her dog. Kim just loves attention and is asking the public to help name the dog just to get a good story out of it.

    • jwoolman says:

      Raising the question: does Nori know its her dog? Yeah, if she’s really been begging for a dog (somehow I doubt it), she would already be bursting with names. Maybe she’s occasionally said she wants a doggie when she sees one, but she’s probably too young to completely realize that they aren’t just animated toys. If she grew up with them, it would be different, although if her Aunt Khloe has a dog then she might know more about it.

  16. Susan says:

    I don’t know how great Kendall is as a pet parent either. I remember her getting a Great Dane right as she started modeling and traveling the world. That dog was left at her mothers house locked up in a hallway or laundry room and left to shit and piss everywhere. It made me so sad that not only would she get a pet when she couldn’t be around to take care of it, but that Kris’ idea of caring for it was to lock it up for hours on end.

    Not to mention that this animal seemed to disappear too, so probably another animal dumped.

  17. prissa says:

    Caitlin also got a new puppy. Hoped she will be a better owner.

  18. SchnauzerFluff says:

    It was two years before we replaced our cats. That only happened because our little Miss Pumpkin showed up crying on the back fence. Our dog is 8 and I think it will take a lot longer to have another after she dies.

  19. nikzilla37 says:

    she acts like they are accessories instead of the living, breathing creatures they are. i feel so sad for them.

  20. Lynne says:

    What happened to kourtneys designer cat?

  21. raincoaster says:

    With any luck the puppy will be looked after by one of the nannies.

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