“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#22 Apr 30, 2014
You call peeps who don't like their pictures taken "Freaks", that's what I call people who don't like animals.
Mister Tonka wrote:
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She's kind of all over the board on this. Does not want to be considered a terrorist, but begins with a "compromise" of banishing the dogs to the yard or garage. Then moves on to fisticuffs.
Hard to reconcile that with her sensible closing statements about not movong in with someone and expectong things to change.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#23 Apr 30, 2014
I don't think we need to vilify people who aren't comfortable around animals. I love my pets, but they are mine and I don't expect other people to have the same affection for them. I have had cats, dogs, fish, lizards and frogs.

I don't understand people who take their animals everywhere with them. They are animals, not children.

That being said, owning a pet is a serious responsibility. My house dog who sleeps next to my bed at night (and is laying at my feet right now) would not be comfortable or content being relegated to a garage or stuck outside. Anyone who doesn't respect that is not the right partner for me.

Just as a person who doesn't want kids shouldn't commit to a person with children, a non-animal lover should not get serious with a pet owner.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#24 Apr 30, 2014
I get it. If someone does not like animals in the house, I can understand that. That being said, it is cruel to have most breeds never in the house -- only in the yard and the garage. If someone was going to do that, I'd say don't have a pet.

Toj

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#25 Apr 30, 2014
RACE wrote:
You call peeps who don't like their pictures taken "Freaks", that's what I call people who don't like animals.
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There are germiphobes, there are people highly allergic to pet hair, and there are people who don't have the time to take on the responsibility. Those people should never put themselves in a place to have a pet that they have to give up.

Then, there are people who are completely over the top with their pets. Treating and dressing them as humans. I knew someone who actualy would feed her dog what she ate. That's horrible for a dog. I've known people who could not relate to humans they were so into relationships with animals. Those things aren't exactly healthy relationshps in my view either.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

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#26 Apr 30, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I don't think we need to vilify people who aren't comfortable around animals. I love my pets, but they are mine and I don't expect other people to have the same affection for them. I have had cats, dogs, fish, lizards and frogs.
I don't understand people who take their animals everywhere with them. They are animals, not children.
That being said, owning a pet is a serious responsibility. My house dog who sleeps next to my bed at night (and is laying at my feet right now) would not be comfortable or content being relegated to a garage or stuck outside. Anyone who doesn't respect that is not the right partner for me.
Just as a person who doesn't want kids shouldn't commit to a person with children, a non-animal lover should not get serious with a pet owner.
We must have been posting at the same time. ITA.

“Checks and Balances”

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#27 Apr 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>We must have been posting at the same time. ITA.
Lol! Great minds think alike ;)

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#28 Apr 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
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There are germiphobes, there are people highly allergic to pet hair, and there are people who don't have the time to take on the responsibility. Those people should never put themselves in a place to have a pet that they have to give up.
Then, there are people who are completely over the top with their pets. Treating and dressing them as humans. I knew someone who actualy would feed her dog what she ate. That's horrible for a dog. I've known people who could not relate to humans they were so into relationships with animals. Those things aren't exactly healthy relationshps in my view either.
THere was a Dr. Phil with this woman that had tons of bunnies and she dressed them like babies and took them around in strollers and stuff. They had a nursery in her house (decorated like a baby nursery), slept in cribs and she read and sang to them. She even tried breast feeding them once! Gross!!! I thinks she has a few issues....

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#29 Apr 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
That being said, it is cruel to have most breeds never in the house -- only in the yard and the garage. If someone was going to do that, I'd say don't have a pet.
Correct. Especially in Florida. It gets damn hot in my garage.

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#30 Apr 30, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
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THere was a Dr. Phil with this woman that had tons of bunnies and she dressed them like babies and took them around in strollers and stuff. They had a nursery in her house (decorated like a baby nursery), slept in cribs and she read and sang to them. She even tried breast feeding them once! Gross!!! I thinks she has a few issues....
Lots of issues.

Remember the lady who got her face ripped off by her friend's pet chimp? I remember hearing that the lady who owned the chimp treated him like a person; he brushed her hair, smoked cigarettes with her (!), slept in her bed. And then went batsh1t crazy one day.

I agree with S&O and Toj. I can't relate to hating animals, but I certainly agree that people who do shouldn't be around them.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#31 Apr 30, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
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THere was a Dr. Phil with this woman that had tons of bunnies and she dressed them like babies and took them around in strollers and stuff. They had a nursery in her house (decorated like a baby nursery), slept in cribs and she read and sang to them. She even tried breast feeding them once! Gross!!! I thinks she has a few issues....
OMG! I saw that one! It was crazy. Her daughter was begging her to have a relationship with her. Sad.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#32 Apr 30, 2014
Being nervous, having allergies, are all good reasons not to own an animal. But to dislike animals because you think they are dirty and worthless is (I think) terrible. I truly pity such a person, they are missing so much.

(not saying this about anyone here)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#33 Apr 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
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There are germiphobes, there are people highly allergic to pet hair, and there are people who don't have the time to take on the responsibility. Those people should never put themselves in a place to have a pet that they have to give up.
Then, there are people who are completely over the top with their pets. Treating and dressing them as humans. I knew someone who actualy would feed her dog what she ate. That's horrible for a dog. I've known people who could not relate to humans they were so into relationships with animals. Those things aren't exactly healthy relationshps in my view either.
The art gallery I used to work at was dog-friendly (the owners had a golden retriever who came to work almost daily) and one of our customers would bring in her old old old dog who was so ill she had it on dialysis. I could never understand why she would put the poor thing through that; it's not like it was going to get a kidney transplant. Why not let the poor thing go quietly and with a little dignity? Not healthy, imo.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#34 Apr 30, 2014
Toj wrote:
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OMG! I saw that one! It was crazy. Her daughter was begging her to have a relationship with her. Sad.
And remember she asked her daughter to dress up like a baby and drink from a bottle one time, too!

Then there was that guy that dressed liek a dog and ate dog food (same epsiode).

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#35 Apr 30, 2014
j_m_w wrote:
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Lots of issues.
Remember the lady who got her face ripped off by her friend's pet chimp? I remember hearing that the lady who owned the chimp treated him like a person; he brushed her hair, smoked cigarettes with her (!), slept in her bed. And then went batsh1t crazy one day.
I agree with S&O and Toj. I can't relate to hating animals, but I certainly agree that people who do shouldn't be around them.
That was sad with the chimp. It was the Old Navy chimp, too. The woman that was attacked is a mess now. She's trying to sue the state, now, too I think. I don't think she has a case there, though.

Animals are animals and should be treated as such. I love them, though! People who don't shouldn't be around them, like you said.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#36 Apr 30, 2014

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#37 Apr 30, 2014
squishymama wrote:
Horrible. But I don't get how they were using him for transfusions. For other dogs?

My dad always had a rule that he would be there when they euthanized the dog so that they wouldn't say they did it and then use the dog for experiments or something. I guess these things do happen. It's disgusting. I am glad this family was able to get their dog!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#38 Apr 30, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
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And remember she asked her daughter to dress up like a baby and drink from a bottle one time, too!
Then there was that guy that dressed liek a dog and ate dog food (same epsiode).
That's right! I had forgotten that. Looney!

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#39 Apr 30, 2014
I saw a Bones episode where these people went away for a weekend and pretended to be horses and riders, the people who were horses had a bit in their mouth and reins on them. They could not get out of character unless their rider gave them permission, and they ate out of a trough with all the other horses.

Totally whacked.
Stina2 wrote:
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And remember she asked her daughter to dress up like a baby and drink from a bottle one time, too!
Then there was that guy that dressed liek a dog and ate dog food (same epsiode).
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#40 Apr 30, 2014
Yeah, lots of tolerance from the psycho animal lovers. You're all the same.
I was going to try and respond rationally but why bother?
Someone doesn't like animals (not like I owe you an explanation, but I was bit by a dog and fa-reek out by them now, am a germaphobic, and allergic) and you think I'm a horrible person. I used terrorist as an analogy....you've chosen your own words.

And I grew up with animals--they were all outside and they were all perfectly fine and happy and loved.*shrug * I grew up in the country and our dogs were tough outside dogs.

Thanks for the 2 of you with understanding.
Obviously, this is why I don't date animal-lovers/animal-live-with s.
I've never demanded someone get rid of an animal.
But when I'm a guest in your home and you allow your dog to jump on me or sniff my crotch, YOU are an A$$ and a horrible host.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#41 Apr 30, 2014
cheluzal wrote:
Yeah, lots of tolerance from the psycho animal lovers. You're all the same.
I was going to try and respond rationally but why bother?...
Thanks for the 2 of you with understanding.
Obviously, this is why I don't date animal-lovers/animal-live-with s.
I've never demanded someone get rid of an animal.
Psycho? Thank you. But perhaps you should re-read what I said. There was nothing intolerant about it. But I know reading's not your strong suit.

Let's revisit.
Mister Tonka wrote:
She's kind of all over the board on this. Does not want to be considered a terrorist, but begins with a "compromise" of banishing the dogs to the yard or garage. Then moves on to fisticuffs.
This is simply me pointing out the what YOU consider a compromise is not even close to being one. You had outdoor dogs in the country growing up? Yay for you. The majority of people who have dogs that live IN THE HOUSE and consider thm indoor dogs are not going to look at this as a compromise. Just spelling out for you why dog owner might consider you, as you put it, a terrorist.
Mister Tonka wrote:
Hard to reconcile that with her sensible closing statements about not moving in with someone and expecting things to change.
This is me AGREEING WITH YOU. I know. Very tolerant of me.
cheluzal wrote:
Obviously, this is why I don't date animal-lovers/animal-live-with s.
I've never demanded someone get rid of an animal.
Well you're just the bees knees. If you (thankfully) don't date animal-lovers/animal-live-with s then why are you bringing up this idea of banishing the dogs to the garage(inhumane) or outdoors?

Maybe you should date single parents and ask for a compromise by making the kids live in the basement and only come out to use the bathroom and eat.

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