Our priceless pets

Our priceless pets

There are 134 comments on the The Mercury story from May 23, 2012, titled Our priceless pets. In it, The Mercury reports that:

It's a question that plagues many Tasmanian pet owners, with Hobart vets revealing that some have spent as much as $13,000 to keep a pet alive.

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“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#1 May 23, 2012
CATS! Thats the answer. Like dogs but cats make best pet. Lets see if I am on topic here? Ummm. Maybe not. Who cares! CATS CATS CATS.

Since: Apr 11

Roma, QLD

#2 May 23, 2012
Mr Humbert wrote:
CATS! Thats the answer. Like dogs but cats make best pet. Lets see if I am on topic here? Ummm. Maybe not. Who cares! CATS CATS CATS.
Got both, love both, 2 German Shepherds very inquisitive and intelligent love playing and going for runs, our cuts good for a sit and a pat.
Johnny

Symonston, Australia

#4 May 23, 2012
Caterpillars!

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#5 May 24, 2012
Pets make a house a home - kind people will go to many lengths to care for their pets - I wouldn't be without my beautiful cat. The companionship they provide is priceless.
Elias

Australia

#6 May 24, 2012
sairla wrote:
Pets make a house a home - kind people will go to many lengths to care for their pets - I wouldn't be without my beautiful cat. The companionship they provide is priceless.
It's really strange Sairla, but every single female over 40 I know (and I mean everyone) has a cat or two!
Elias

Brunswick West, Australia

#7 May 24, 2012
sairla wrote:
Pets make a house a home - kind people will go to many lengths to care for their pets - I wouldn't be without my beautiful cat. The companionship they provide is priceless.
Cats are graceful and I find them very intriguing, the way they can lick their groin with one leg pointing towards the sky. Amazing creatures.
Peter

Australia

#8 May 24, 2012
Are you jealous?
Johnny

Symonston, Australia

#9 May 24, 2012
Peter wrote:
Are you jealous?
Yes. Yes I am.
Elias

Brunswick West, Australia

#10 May 24, 2012
Peter wrote:
Are you jealous?
Yes, I've tried to lick my groin but with only marginal success.
Johnny

Symonston, Australia

#11 May 24, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Yes, I've tried to lick my groin but with only marginal success.
Just get someone else to do it...

Preferably of the opposite sex :-)
Elias

Australia

#12 May 24, 2012
Johnny wrote:
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Just get someone else to do it...
Preferably of the opposite sex :-)
Armidale (fake) Elias probably does it to himself.

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#13 May 25, 2012
Elias wrote:
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It's really strange Sairla, but every single female over 40 I know (and I mean everyone) has a cat or two!
I think that maybe we relate well to cats - they are independent thinkers and though they can be very affectionate, they choose to whom they demonstrate that affection and they are never self-compromising in order to receive approval. They are not extremely 'needy', so we can leave for work knowing they are happy in their own company, curled up on their favourite chair or bed. In addition they are very fastidious, so for a woman, they are ideal as they don't create mess in our tidy homes:)
Elias

Australia

#14 May 25, 2012
sairla wrote:
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I think that maybe we relate well to cats - they are independent thinkers and though they can be very affectionate, they choose to whom they demonstrate that affection and they are never self-compromising in order to receive approval. They are not extremely 'needy', so we can leave for work knowing they are happy in their own company, curled up on their favourite chair or bed. In addition they are very fastidious, so for a woman, they are ideal as they don't create mess in our tidy homes:)
You make a good case for cats, alas I am allergic to their hair :(

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#15 May 25, 2012
Elias wrote:
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You make a good case for cats, alas I am allergic to their hair :(
There are several breeds which are fine for those with allergies - the Javanese cat is one example - cats seem to like male owners, they see them as,(much as I am reluctant to use the term due to its rather coveted quality on Topix)- alpha; they are just the best companions Elias.
Elias

Australia

#16 May 25, 2012
sairla wrote:
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There are several breeds which are fine for those with allergies - the Javanese cat is one example - cats seem to like male owners, they see them as,(much as I am reluctant to use the term due to its rather coveted quality on Topix)- alpha; they are just the best companions Elias.
Is that a hairless breed?

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#17 May 25, 2012
Elias wrote:
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Is that a hairless breed?
No, actually genetically a long hair but in fact the hair is quite short but I think they lack an undercoat which triggers allergies - they are quite beautiful and very playful. There are other breeds as well, there is a hairless breed but I think they are an 'acquired' taste - the others recommended for those with allergies are normally coated.
Elias

Australia

#18 May 25, 2012
sairla wrote:
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No, actually genetically a long hair but in fact the hair is quite short but I think they lack an undercoat which triggers allergies - they are quite beautiful and very playful. There are other breeds as well, there is a hairless breed but I think they are an 'acquired' taste - the others recommended for those with allergies are normally coated.
Hmmm won't work, the long hair will shed on the carpet and rug.
Elias

Brunswick West, Australia

#19 May 25, 2012
sairla wrote:
<quoted text>No, actually genetically a long hair but in fact the hair is quite short but I think they lack an undercoat which triggers allergies - they are quite beautiful and very playful. There are other breeds as well, there is a hairless breed but I think they are an 'acquired' taste - the others recommended for those with allergies are normally coated.
Cats are majestic and graceful, I'm allergic but otherwise attracted to them.

“Tea Queen”

Since: Nov 11

Queensland

#20 May 25, 2012
I love cats as well as other animals. I know a man who is probably around 40 that has a bunch in home and yard. Maybe he was a middle aged woman in his past life. As for me, I'd like to one day own more than one and then maybe a dog.
Elias

Brunswick West, Australia

#21 May 25, 2012
ChloeBethania wrote:
I love cats as well as other animals. I know a man who is probably around 40 that has a bunch in home and yard. Maybe he was a middle aged woman in his past life. As for me, I'd like to one day own more than one and then maybe a dog.
I was watching my next door neighbors cat through the window and I started touching myself, strange I know.

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