Do you like animals?
Some Guy

United States

#1 Mar 30, 2013
I don't hate animals but I don't like being around them. I really dislike being slobbered on by dogs. Pet owners get offended by this but not everyone likes animals. I also don't understand those who place animals above humans.
MC living

Lewisburg, TN

#2 Mar 30, 2013
Some Guy wrote:
I don't hate animals but I don't like being around them. I really dislike being slobbered on by dogs. Pet owners get offended by this but not everyone likes animals. I also don't understand those who place animals above humans.
Pets have personalities and feelings which connect with people.
We have 8 pets and we love them all equally and ensure each of them gets what they like most. Having pets is therapy for some.

Some people who do not have children need responsibility in their lives and pets provide that. Nothing is more relaxing and fun than a young puppy licking your face. Those who never really had a pet will not understand. We treat ours as if they were family members.

Those who chain up pets and keep them outside even during the coldest months bother me.

What bothers me the most is: Too many locals get free puppies and kittens from irresponsible owners and give them to their children as present. After one week the fun wears off and the pet suffers for the rest of its life.
spot

Columbia, TN

#3 Mar 31, 2013
good eatin' too.
Buffet Bandit

Chapel Hill, TN

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Spot, you don't work at Fusion Cafe do you?
Food For The Hungry

United States

#5 Mar 31, 2013
People that keep animals in the house are usually (not always) a little on the dirty side. I knew a woman who had 10 cats in her house. You can imagine what that smelled like. I think pet lovers that rely solely on animal companionship need to seek therapy. It is not healthy to talk to dogs and dress them up like your children. I know another crazy who calls her labs her children. That's not normal. Dogs are not humans. I'm not saying they don't have emotion or serve a purpose but at the end of the day they are just a butt sniffing animal.

As cruel as this may sound to some people I think unwanted shelter animals could serve a purpose as food for hungry and starving people throughout the world. Natives used to eat dog and so do people in other countries.
God Loves His Animals

Columbia, TN

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Pain is pain, whether it is inflicted on man or on beast; and the creature that suffers it, whether man or beast, being sensible of the misery of it whilst it lasts, suffers evilů.(Humphrey Primatt).
lovemypets

Columbia, TN

#7 Mar 31, 2013
If you want to eat domesticated animals you are barbaric. Other countries do, but this one it's not allowed.

If you do NOT like animals and are bothered by them then don't go to the homes of people who own them. Don't expect someone to rearrange their home to fit your needs. It's their home. I don't care for smoking in the house, so I choose not to go to homes that have smoking inside the homes.

If your that bothered by animals then simply do not go to homes that have them. Don't ever ever ever date someone who has an animal because I can assure you an animal lover will choose their pet over you.
Allergic

United States

#8 Mar 31, 2013
lovemypets wrote:
If you want to eat domesticated animals you are barbaric. Other countries do, but this one it's not allowed.
If you do NOT like animals and are bothered by them then don't go to the homes of people who own them. Don't expect someone to rearrange their home to fit your needs. It's their home. I don't care for smoking in the house, so I choose not to go to homes that have smoking inside the homes.
If your that bothered by animals then simply do not go to homes that have them. Don't ever ever ever date someone who has an animal because I can assure you an animal lover will choose their pet over you.
My wife got rid of her cat before we married. I'm allergic. She made sure it had a good home. Anyone who would throw away love over a cat or dog has serious issues.
by smart

Conover, NC

#9 Mar 31, 2013
only by store made meet. No animals suffer for the meet they sell in stores they make it in factories.
lovemypets

Columbia, TN

#10 Mar 31, 2013
I don't have just one pet. I have many from small to large and a farm. That is my life. I could never give that up. But I also would not put myself into a position to fall in love with someone who could not be around animals. It's a huge part of my life and has been since I was very small. It's one of the first things I clear up before dating.

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