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#61 Heretic

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

He was still a very old cat. I'd consider that natural causes. Not dying from "a broken heart" which is for all intents and purposes, impossible.


Have you held an animal in your arms, trying to comfort it as much as possible while it dies?
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

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Good point. Dog owners are so insecure, they need blank canvas, dumb animals to help inflate their sense of purpose and value

You're trying to fault a cat for "feeling" the same way a human, apparently, feels?


You must've had a bad run in with a dog. You're extremely bitter and bigoted towards anyone who doesn't share the same opinion over something as trivial as pets.

The best word to describe you is "butthurt".
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:33 PM

Have you held an animal in your arms, trying to comfort it as much as possible while it dies?


Yes I have. As sad as it is, I don't think your cat died from being sad.

I'm not arguing that it wasn't sad, just that it didn't die from it.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:35 PM

You're extremely bitter and bigoted


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

emotionally speaking, dogs and cats are both quite comparible to people. Dogs arguably have more emotional intelligence than many people. Its the math/logic/language that they lack in.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

Yes I have. As sad as it is, I don't think your cat died from being sad.


Uh huh - so he didn't miss her at all?

You know why a lot of older people die within a short time after their spouse dies?

Do you know that stress causes our bodies to be more susceptible to illness?

Yes, he didn't actually die from sadness, he died from heart failure - but what caused that failure was that he was sad, that he missed her...he was stressed.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:37 PM

Does this mean you have a dog?


::D

I have 2 and they get along with her. I think she likes them more than us.

She's not a mean cat, she just doesn't like to be bothered much.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:53 PM

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Instructions for Giving your Cat a Pill

1. Pick cat up and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand. As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth. Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa. Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrive cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm holding rear paws tightly with left hand. Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger. Hold mouth shut for a count of 10.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe.
Call spouse from garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees, holding front and rear paws. Ignore low growls emitted by cat. Get spouse to hold cats head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth. Drop pill down ruler and rub cat's throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail, get another pill from foil wrap.
Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains. Carefully sweep shattered figurines from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with its head just visible from below spouse's armpit. Put pill in end of drinking straw, force cat's mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans, drink glass of water to take taste away. Apply band-aid to spouse's forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbor's shed. Get another pill. Place cat in cupboard and close door onto neck to leave head showing. Force mouth open with dessert spoon. Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put door back on hinges.
Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetnus shot. Throw T-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire department to retrieve cat from tree across the road.
Apologize to neighbor who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat. Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Tie cat's front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table. Find heavy duty pruning gloves from shed. Force cat's mouth open with small spanner. Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak. Hold head vertically and pour 1/2 pint of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Get spouse to drive you to emergency room; sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye. Stop by furniture shop on way home to order new table.


15. Arrange for vet to make a housecall.



HOW TO GIVE A DOG A PILL

1. Wrap it in cheese.

2. Toss it to dog...
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

I love them both!

I love that cats are independant and don't need to be around you every minute of the day. But I also love how loyal and companion-like dogs are. It's a win-win for me. :)
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:04 PM

I think the thing I love most about my second cat is that he hated my Grandma's old dog so much that we had to give her away to my other grandparents. The stupid thing never left me alone. I couldn't stand it.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:06 PM

The real pets are us . WE feed, house and care for these animals and really do they get up and go to work? Do they clean the dishes , do they take the kids to practice? We are being swindled by animals they are far smarter than any of us realize. Cats as much as I love'em are pretty much entirely useless except for killing rodents and being pet on your lap. They will not stop a burglar or intruder. They would just get punted across the room. Small dogs really are only for the elderly and very young or those that cant handle a larger breed. That said a dog on the other hand will protect to he death ,drag you out of a burning home, fetch you your beer even. Cats are arrogant and lazy to the max. Love them both but would never personally own a feline unless i needed a mouser to take care of things for me.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:11 PM

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He also breathed air.

Breathing air is bad!
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:16 PM

humans and dogs are linked from earliest extents of our history.Dogs have even evolved their vocal communication to communicate with humans, something no other animal has done.They have been a part of our lives for as long as there have been human communities!

I first realized I was a dog person shortly after adopting a cat.


Big deal, cats come from outer space.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

Years ago my cat lost all sorts of weight so off i went to the vet to get some deworming pills.
prior to him regaining his weight my land lord saw the rather scrawny feline and began getting mad at me even after telling her about the pills.
6 months later my cat died while I was out of town.When i got inside my trailer there was a message from the SPCA asking for a call back.Next day the lady at SPCA starts giving me crap so I tell her to ignore what my landlord said and tell her about the worming tablets, she asks if i took the cat to the vet and I reply " no,i just don't see the point of taking a dead cat to the vet, but i am considering taking him to the taxidermist"
Somehow I don't think theSPCA will allow me to take one of their animals. :(
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:34 PM

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protip: hitler was a feline.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

I would provide a serious response if it was a serious thread.

Sounds like you're trying to troll me....
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:50 PM

A cat wont save your ass when you or your kid is stalked by a wild animal (man or beast). Growing up, my german shepard saved me from a black bear in the woods back of our farm. A cat wont dive in and pull a kid out of the water. I have two dogs and will never have to worry about some one breaking in. Dogs never get mad at you and pout for days. Unless you're a small dog owner (ugg) you never have to worry about a coyote eating your dog. A dog will sit by you while your injured or dead, a cat will be the first to chow down on you. The main thing is they will love tou unconditionally. Cats? Not so much.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:06 PM

100% NEVER will ever date a "cat lady". They are always odd.

Years ago I dated a woman who had tats of lions, tigers, lynxs, and house cats all over her body. Iwas really intriged and attracted to her until I went to her house. :shock: She said she had a few cats. Gross understatement. Smell and weirdness made for a hasty exit.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Direwolves > cats and dogs
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:11 PM

the op finds it a chore to walk/feed/bathe a dog thus, presenting him/herself as a lazy person, therefore the natural choice would be a cat which shares the same characteristics.


DOGS > cats. and i love most animals but a dog is a man's best friend. proof...


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:13 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:25 PM

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Since when did this become a Fox News, Hitler comparing thread? Any chance you had at an argument is just vapour and mist at this point.


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:27 PM

what, you don't find illegitimate emotional appeal as a valid argument?
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:58 PM

Kittens > everything.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

Dogs have a personality.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

these types of debates always remind me of the PS3 fanboys vs. X360 fanboys. both are cool, everyone chill out.
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