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Posted 1/15/14
I've never met anyone in person who didn't have at least 1 pet.

I think that if you live alone in a tiny city appartment, you should not have a cat or dog or any kind of animal that desires outdoor time. Jessie had the perfect solution; a massive MASSIVE tank full of Hermit Crabs.
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Spritle101 wrote:

Cats sure are expensive....I bought a month's worth of wet & dry grain-free food for 3 cats....$108. It was only $60 last month. What happened????


After the Artic Snap we had a couple weeks a go Mouse Futures went through the roof. With the expected poor Mouse Harvest it is the Consumer and the Mouse Farmer who suffer.


Seriously though a cat will live to 14-15yrs on a Cat Product that has some kind of Meat or Meat by product as the first ingredient listed on the packaging. Unless you are going to breed, some health issue, or have a Show Cat it is probably a thrifty option to go less than grain free or go one for wet and the other for dry.

Posted 1/15/14
How can I not love this fat ass ..



Pets are good company.
Could be a bit expensive but I think the joy
that they bring is worth it.
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I love pets. I've had about 7 hamsters and currently own 2 dogs.

'training it's behavior to be different to what comes naturally like toilet training or 'tricks'. It seems too much like kidnapping/trafficking and brainwashing' And the same doesn't apply to humans? We train kids to eat with proper utensils, do their business in the toilet, and can learn tricks such as dancing, singing etc which all goes against how we'd naturally behave. Any form of raising something is brainwashing because almost every animal learns from its parents.

Like a dog, most of them, were they left to the wild, would learn what they need to know by watching others in the pack until they're old enough to hunt. There isn't much that just 'comes naturally' to them. A dog will grow close to whoever assists its survival, regardless of whether its a human or a dog, they will remain happy and loyal so long as it helps feed them and treats them with care.
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this is my cat fluffy she is my oldest. I love animals and I think everyone who can have a rescued animals. they need homes
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FrolixxMo0n wrote:

I HAVE 2 CATS AND IM HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE YOU BROKE ASS NIGGAS


I agree!!

my cat, killian, was actually rescued from the animal shelter. I've always had a cat but when my previous cat died while I was off in school I was depressed. when I came home, I went to the adoption day and saw him sleeping in the carrier with a few other kittens. I reached for him and picked him up. he woke up, but just looked at me and fell asleep in my arms, and I started filling out the paperwork to take him home <3

I spoil my cat, he has a water fountain, drinks out of cups from my parents when I'm not home, has a fish tank with 6 fish and a snail and just absolutely loves it. and he sits on my stomach while I'm trying to read so that he can read what I'm reading. I honestly don't know what I would do without my kitty <3
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The companionship you get out of having a pet is entirely worth the food/vet cost.

Pets have always been useful, why do you think we domesticated them in the first place? My cats keep the raccoons out of the trash and are constantly catching vermin around my property; vermin which would otherwise end up in my house. I'm not afraid of being robbed in the night because I have the best damned alarm: A dog who's howl can be heard halfway down the street. My dog even let's me know if someone is knocking at the door, since I'm normally in the basement and can't hear it. Do you get cold feet in the night? Cat's got your toes nice and warm.

Pets are only smelly if you're irresponsible. Cats clean themselves and generally have a light unnoticeable odour at most. The only thing you need to worry about is cat litter. Dogs can smell, but as I said earlier, only if you're irresponsible and don't bathe them.

It's really an entirely different world when you live with pets. It's hard to describe how useful and stress relieving it is to have a few fur balls curl up on your lap.
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I love pets, they're great companions.


I currently have two dogs and two cats.

How could you not love this?


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Max is my buddy. Dogs are awesome.

Also no caged pets as it's just a pain to clean out the cage. :)


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My cat is my baby. I know she really only likes me since I feed her and change her litter but she makes me so happy. She's the cutest thing too.
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Faevia wrote:

I love pets, they're great companions.


I currently have two dogs and two cats.

How could you not love this?






Can I have it?

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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't like it.
Buying a living thing and training it's behavior to be different to what comes naturally like toilet training or 'tricks'. It seems too much like kidnapping/trafficking and brainwashing and I can't help but think Stockholm syndrome plays a key part of the process.

And the idea of a useless lump stinking up the house doesn't appeal to me much either.


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^^Sounds like some human relationships I've seen. I'll take a pet.
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I got a chihuahua and it's probably the best thing ever happened to me, before I felt quite alone and outside, since I was bullied in my previous schools, this dog sure gave me enough love to continue following my dreams with success. Which is to become a professional drummer in a metal band
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't like it.
Buying a living thing and training it's behavior to be different to what comes naturally like toilet training or 'tricks'. It seems too much like kidnapping/trafficking and brainwashing and I can't help but think Stockholm syndrome plays a key part of the process.

And the idea of a useless lump stinking up the house doesn't appeal to me much either.


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Sounds like raising a child with the exception of the buying part i guess.
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I love pets. I've grown up most my life with pets with a variety of cats, dogs, hamsters, mice, parakeets, and hermit crabs. After my last dog died, there wasn't a family pet for several years, but we finally adopted a rescue last year, and she is wonderful. She's friendly, happy, and lovable.

I wanted to name her Apo after the dog in Space Brothers, but that got rejected. So I went for another space related name and Sputnik was approved.

This is what she looked like when we got her at 11 weeks old.


This is her currently.
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