We've said it before and we'll say it again, and PETA will say it too in the above video…
If you're thinking about giving someone a pet as a gift, DON'T DO IT!
Unless of course they want one and are emotionally and finically ready for the 10-20 year commitment of owning a pet.
Or you're getting it for your kids and you plan on taking care of it because you are emotionally and financially ready.
If you are 100% ready for a pet, make sure you adopt a shelter dog!
What could be a better gift than taking a pet out of a shelter (and off of death row) and bringing them into your warm home to lay down and take a well deserved, peaceful nap underneath the christmas tree.
Update: Amanda's parents' conservatorship is still in place. In addition, the judge ruled that the lawyer who was present to rep Amanda could not have been hired by her because she didn't have the capacity to enter a binding contract.
This can't be a good start for this lady!
It looked like Amanda Bynes was going to be late to her court hearing where she hoped to end her parents' conservatorship, and it seems like that is exactly what has happened!
Her lawyer reportedly showed up to the courthouse in Ventura County, California, and zipped right into the courtroom where the lawyer in question hopes to convince the judge that Amanda is sound enough to live on her own without the interference of her parents!