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Please allow me a little ranting...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I'm an animal lover. (ALL animals) I have chosen to live with two cats. When I made this decision , I knew it would be for the cat's entire life.. I thought it over when I had my first cat, I said to myself, this is not for fun, this is forever, and 8 years later when I adopted my second cat I asked myself the same questions..I know unless I die, that they are with me for the long run, come rain or shine. Well, a couple of people close to me adopts pets and then lets them go for all sorts of different (not good) reasons.. (like the pet is always alone in the house, or they thought it would be easier, cries too much, demands too much) For one individual, it is the third pet that is bought or adopted with all the good intentions of in the world, just to be put up for adoption once again. . . I don't , and can't understand how people can do this.. . I would cry my eyes out if I had to get rid of my kitties.. I kind of told the person how I felt , politely, but I guess the term "animal lover" has different ranks.. Sorry for the rant.. :( these are my cats Jules 13 yrsold and Carlos that is now 4 years old... =^..^=
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  • NATALIE1964
    You guys are so awsome. Thanks for your kind words and stories about your pets . II love to ear them. You make me believe in the goodness of "real" pet owners :)
    Having a furry friend makes life so much better and the rewards are so great..
    I can see there are lots and lots of lucky "spoiled rotten" pets out there.. good to know! yay!
    :) emoticon emoticon
    1827 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2013 8:44:59 PM
    Couldn't agree with you more. Your post made me smile. I had two ginger brothers who are 14. I had to put Austin down before xmas due to kidney failure. His brother was missing him terribly so I adopted a new ginger kitten, Darwin. Mojo is 14 and Darwin is 11 weeks and they are getting along splendidly. Pets are for life. I couldn't imagine my life without them.

    1827 days ago
  • SHEILA-45
    I can't for the life of me understand how some people can just turn a member of their family (pet) loose. I agree with your position, when one adopts a pet it is for life.
    1827 days ago
    I love rants because they are part of reality. Yes, I have often thought of this point, as well as several others that I witness daily from pet owners. You are so right - having a pet is a lifelong commitment of care, kindness, and love. Thanks for your rant.
    1827 days ago
    Right with you. We adopted our furbaby Spot the Wonder Dog (a mix of shih tzu and poodle). He is now 11. Yes, he is aging, and requires attention and affection. He has to go out a little more often than he did as a younger guy. That's alright! He sometimes needs to see his vet for one issue or another. I sure do it willingly.

    HE in turn gives me unconditional love and devotion. What moer can a fur baby Mom want.

    1827 days ago
    Its so messed up! Do people get rid of their children for being too demanding? (well I suppose some people might)

    Anyway, I have 4 beautiful fur babies and I hope to die first because I love them so much I couldn't bear to lose them.
    1828 days ago
    Boy,, I understand your rant. I just cannot understand people who would do something like that. The cat I just adopted is as sweet as can be, yet one of the things they had on him said he was an owner turn in. The only reason I can think of is that he needed dental work. I have had him a month and have enough food left for another month, plus with cleaning his litter box every day or no more than every other day that is lasting fine.

    I have had cats, dogs and horses and they have all been with me all their lives. I took them on for life and not as playthings to be discarded. I cannot understand people who will take an animal home and then discard it without thinking about what that does to the animal.
    1828 days ago
    I love cats! I understand just how you feel. I can't fathom these people that get them and give them up so easily, or don't take care of them properly. I mean, deciding to bring an animal into your house isn't something that should be taken lightly! It's an agreement that you will be financially responsible for the wellbeing of that creature for many, many years! My vet thanked me the other day for agreeing to do some diagnostic work on my older cat. Apparently, if it means X-rays, a lot of people just put their animals down. WTF??

    I adopted my second cat from an aquaintance who didn't want kittens.. but never got her female cat spayed. It just didn't occur to her as something that should be done, I guess! Anyway, the kitten has a great home now :) She had to be de-wormed and rid of all SORTS of parasites when I first got her, though!
    1828 days ago
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