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Old 11-28-2019, 02:01 PM   #1
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Cats and dogs, and others?


Apologies if this has been asked before but a search couldn't find it:
Does anyone have a cat, dog or other pet they love to dote on, or not? definately not a "which pet is best" , more: Pets, how do you feel about them, do you have any? Any funny moments?
Yeah, I know Cliche goes the stereotype but I think it could be fun?
 
Old 11-28-2019, 02:18 PM   #2
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I'm a cat person, although I don't actually own one just now, (they usually find me), but spent most of my life with them around the house.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 02:31 PM   #3
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Always had dogs my entire life. It's actually quite rare that we only have one at the time.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 02:33 PM   #4
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I grew up with cats, one used to guard me when I slept when I was a kitten (to him), but had dogs also as a kid and, generally, get on with them.
Currently waiting on one old cat (10) who thinks she's a kitten and a little fellow who's just left hios mom but seems like he's starting to find his feet.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 02:55 PM   #5
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Three dogs, one cat. Can't imagine not having dogs and cats in the house.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 08:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for asking - just had to put my mutt down. So it's not all "up" having a pet.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 08:39 PM   #7
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I've had dogs and cats both (and fish and rabbits and, for a short while, a cockatiel).

I don't have a backyard right now, so I'm glad I don't have a dog that I have to walk at least three times a day.

We have two cats who are quite amusing for the two to three hours a day they aren't asleep.
 
Old 11-28-2019, 10:43 PM   #8
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Only one dog now, but over the years dogs,cats,birds,fish,racoon,rabbit,skunk,deer,monkey,reptiles. My ex was a wildlife rehab person,
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just had to put my mutt down
mutts make some of the best pets.

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Old 11-29-2019, 12:34 AM   #9
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Thanks for asking - just had to put my mutt down. So it's not all "up" having a pet.
Sorry
Yes, thatís the one thing I dislike about having a pet...when itís time for them to cross the rainbow bridge.
For us, thatís usually been after 12-14 years of enjoying their company, so thereís been more up than down...

Still...very sorry for your loss.
 
Old 11-29-2019, 01:28 AM   #10
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i have a devon rex cat, male without balls :lol:
about 2,5 years old.
 
Old 11-29-2019, 07:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for asking - just had to put my mutt down. So it's not all "up" having a pet.
Me too. My Jack Russel had to be put down at the end of September. If he'd made it into October, he'd have been 16. But that's part of what having a pet is about. You have to factor in that they don't live as long as we do (except parrots perhaps). If you can't cope with that, you don't have one.

I don't want the responsibility of another dog at my age so I've signed up with something called the Cinnamon Trust. Their volunteers walk and otherwise look after pets for old and disabled people.

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Old 11-29-2019, 02:43 PM   #12
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Quoting is difficult using Android so I'll reply a bit generally:
That you all for replying and I am so sorry to hear of your loss syg00 -- I'm not a person who sees animals as family members, exaclty, but I miss them and their personalities when they pass.
Agree thast cats tend to spend a lot of time sleeping or, generally, not interacting but I am like that anyhow so, I suppose, that's why it doesn't tend to bother me.
/// mentions neutering and I have to admit it's one thing about cat "ownership" I can't, quite reconcile. I know that, genberally, a beutered animal (or human, for that matter) will live longer and, probably, be calmer I feel guilty for stoppng an animal beiong what it could be -- no matter how bad that may be for all parties concerned.
Hazel, I think my mother looked into that and it looks great. You're far too young not to go out walking with a dog but I see your reasons for not adopting a a dog.

As far as dogs and cats go I'll always remember the comedian Jack Dee explaining how dogs when seeing, for example, a person putting up a shelf, will seem to say "Oh, how clever! I love how you do that" but a cat will be saying "No! You did that wrong! What do you call that?!".
 
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Quoting is difficult using Android so I'll reply a bit generally:
That you all for replying and I am so sorry to hear of your loss syg00 -- I'm not a person who sees animals as family members, exaclty, but I miss them and their personalities when they pass.
Agree thast cats tend to spend a lot of time sleeping or, generally, not interacting but I am like that anyhow so, I suppose, that's why it doesn't tend to bother me.
/// mentions neutering and I have to admit it's one thing about cat "ownership" I can't, quite reconcile. I know that, genberally, a neutered animal (or human, for that matter) will live longer and, probably, be calmer I feel guilty for stoppng an animal beiong what it could be -- no matter how bad that may be for all parties concerned.
Hazel, I think my mother looked into that and it looks great. You're far too young not to go out walking with a dog but I see your reasons for not adopting a a dog.

As far as dogs and cats go I'll always remember the comedian Jack Dee explaining how dogs when seeing, for example, a person putting up a shelf, will seem to say "Oh, how clever! I love how you do that" but a cat will be saying "No! You did that wrong! What do you call that?!".
 
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I have a cat
she thinks she is a leopard
 
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she thinks she is a leopard
I think they all think they are leopards.

This has circulated around the net for as long as I can remember, but it's still a hoot.
 
  


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